Date: 24th August 2005
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's marriage has been declared officially over.
The estranged couple filed divorce papers at Los Angeles court yesterday (23.08.05) after both agreeing to a private settlement over their joint £200million fortune.
The divorce will be finalised on 2 October, but the papers do not reveal how Brad and Jennifer - who were married for four years - will divide their possessions.
Court documentation states: "Marital or domestic partnership status is terminated and the parties are restored to the status of single persons."
Former 'Friends' star Aniston filed for divorce in March - 11 weeks after the pair split - citing "irreconcilable differences."
The official announcement has now cleared the way for Brad to marry new lover Angelina Jolie.
According to reports, Brad and Angelina are desperate to tie the knot and are allegedly planning a winter ceremony.
Angelina - who began dating the Hollywood heartthrob shortly after they finished filming action movie 'Mr and Mrs Smith' together - also recently hinted the pair are "working" on getting married during filming on new movie 'The Good Shepherd'.
Source: Press Release