Jennifer Lopez has filed for divorce from dancer/choreographer Cris Judd after nine months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce papers were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, a day after Lopez's 32nd birthday.
According to City News, the singer/actress signed a statement for the court in New York earlier this week, requesting the immediate end of her marriage "in order that our assets be divided immediately and in order for our divorce to be finalized for tax purposes."
Lawyers told Reuters the pair had also reached a financial settlement agreement, but details were not disclosed. "Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd have announced they have resolved all issues arising out of their marriage," a statement issued by their lawyers said. "The resolution was extremely amicable....The two will remain friends."
Lopez and Judd were married last year in a very hush-hush ceremony in Calabasas, Calif., on Sept. 29. Lopez began dating Judd shortly after ending her relationship with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. They met early last year on the shoot of her video for the song "Love Don't Cost a Thing."
Although Judd appeared prominently in that video, he became more active in Lopez's career after they were married. He directed the video for the Ja Rule remix of her song "Ain't It Funny" and choreographed her TV special Jennifer Lopez in Concert, the first of four NBC specials produced by Lopez's Nuyorican Productions.
Her marriage to Judd was Lopez's second. In 1997, she married waiter/aspiring model Ojani Noa and divorced him the following year.
Recent tabloid media reports have linked Lopez to Ben Affleck, her co-star in the romantic comedy Gigli, slated for release in May 2003. The two are also scheduled to start on the comedy Jersey Girl sometime in August.
The New York Post reports that Lopez and Affleck arrived together at her surprise birthday party at a Manhattan restaurant Wednesday, where the 31-year-old Sum of All Fears star presented her with a diamond bracelet.