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Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada are now officially divorced.
A Florida judge signed off on the divorce papers ending the three-month marriage, reports the Examiner.
The couple was married on July 4 and the marital bliss ended abruptly in August when Lozada discovered a receipt for a box of condoms in their car. The claimed infidelity led to a physical encounter and Johnson allegedly head-butting Lozada.
The former NFL wide receiver did not want to let go of his marriage so easily, however. He initially refused to acknowledge that divorce was inevitable. Earlier this month, Johnson said that he would not agree to sign the divorce papers and even tattooed Lozada's face on his leg.
But never known as one to make good decisions (see Chad "Ochocinco"), Johnson then changed his mind and filed his own divorce papers, reports the Examiner. It's not clear what he plans on doing with the tattoo.
Generally, when a couple divorces, a lot of difficult decisions need to be made like who gets the marital property, children (if any), and whether any alimony needs to be paid.
But given the short duration of the marriage, Johnson and Lozada's unwinding may be relatively easy. Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins so he did not have as much income, the couple does not have any children, and Lozada has an independent source of income as a "Basketball Wives" reality star.
Also unlike the similarly short-lived reality star and athlete couple -- Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian -- there aren't the allegations of fraud and the same level of ill-will. In that case, Humphries dragged on the divorce by refusing to sign the divorce settlement because he claims that Kardashian simply married him to make headlines and advance her name.
At the least, Johnson can still believe that he and Lozada married for love.
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