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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 07:39 GMT 08:39 UK
Pitt and Aniston divorce approved
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in May 2004
Pitt and Aniston are "restored to the status of single persons"
A judge has approved the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, ending their four-year marriage.

The divorce will become final on 2 October, according to court papers.

The documents do not reveal how the stars, who met in 1998, will divide their possessions but do say they have reached an out-of-court agreement.

"Marital or domestic partnership status is terminated and the parties are restored to the status of single persons," the papers said.

'Hollywood cliche'

Aniston, 36, filed for divorce in March, citing irreconcilable differences - 11 weeks after the couple announced their separation.

The former Friends star later told Vanity Fair magazine she still loved Pitt but was getting on with her life.

"The sad thing, for me, is the way it's been reduced to a Hollywood cliche - or maybe it's just a human cliche," she said.

Pitt, 41, has been linked with Angelina Jolie, his co-star in his latest film, Mr & Mrs Smith.

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