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Christina Aguilera is officially single again. As we noted in a February post, her Los Angeles divorce settlement was finalized earlier this year. California, however, requires a six-month period of separation before a marriage can be formally dissolved. Those six months were up last Friday.

The legal details of the pop diva’s California divorce differed in some key ways from what we are accustomed to seeing in celebrity cases. It is much more common (see: anything related to the McCourts) for waiting periods to become essentially irrelevant because California’s statutory waiting period comes and goes while the couple are still thrashing things out via their attorneys and in court.

In Aguilera’s case, “in papers filed on February 9, 2011, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge determined… April 15 as the day the couple would finally, and formally, go their separate ways,” according to a report by the TV network and web news service MSNBC.