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TV's Newlyweds finalise divorce
Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson
The couple's married life was chronicled on TV
Pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, whose marriage was the subject of MTV reality series Newlyweds, have finalised their divorce.

The couple tied the knot in 2002 and the early years of their marriage were documented on the hit TV show.

They are now "restored to the status of single, unmarried persons", court papers have confirmed.

Simpson's spokesman Rob Shuter refused to comment on speculation about a financial settlement.

'Mutual decision'

Simpson, 25, is a singer and actress who played Daisy Duke in last year's movie remake of 1980s TV series Dukes of Hazzard.

Lachey, 32, an ex-member of US boy band 98 Degrees, appeared in the drama Charmed.

Announcing their split in November, they said: "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways.

"This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other."

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