Christina Aguilera finalizes divorce from Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman have finalized their divorce, which will be made official on April 15, court papers show.
Aguilera, a 30-year-old Grammy-winning pop singer, and Bratman, a 33-year-old music marketer, married on Nov. 19, 2005. They have a 3-year-old son, Max.
Aguilera filed for divorce in the fall of 2010. She stated that the couple separated legally on September 11 and listed irreconcilable differences as the cause of the split.
Last week, Bratman filed new papers in a bid to try and get their divorce finalized sooner. In California, where the two live, it takes six months for a divorce to become official.
In his filing, made at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, it states that Bratman and Aguilera have worked out a private agreement over legal and physical custody of their son, spousal support and the division of their properties, assets and debts.
Aguilera and Bratman signed a prenuptial agreement when they married and the singer had previously requested that all of her earnings, even those made while she was married to him, are treated as her own property during the divorce proceedings.
Prior to Bratman's filing, she had asked for joint custody of Max and that the court deny her husband spousal support from her. Bratman has requested that the court's ability to award spousal support to Aguilera, who is worth some $60 million, be terminated.
During the past few months, Aguilera made her debut acting performance in the movie "Burlesque" with Cher and recently made headlines when she fumbled a line of "The Star Spangled Banner," the U.S. national anthem, at the 2011 Super Bowl.
Aguilera also took a fall as she sang at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Sunday as part of a tribute to ailing singer Aretha Franklin, along with "American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson, country singer Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch.
Franklin underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed ailment amid rumors she may be battling cancer.