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Charlie Sheen Granted Divorce

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Charlie Sheen

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Los Angeles judge has granted Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke a divorce, but it will be a few months before the two are legally single.

Court records show the pair’s divorce was granted on Thursday in Los Angeles, but they won’t be officially divorced until May 2.

Sheen, 45, and Mueller, 33, filed for divorce in November — less than a month after he was taken to a hospital following a night of partying with a porn actress in the Plaza Hotel in New York, near where his former wife, actress Denise Richards, and their two young children, where staying.

Under California law, the divorce can’t become final until six months after filing.

The divorce decree indicates the two plan to share joint legal custody of their 23-month-old twins, Bob and Max, but Mueller will get primary physical custody.

Mueller will receive a lump sum of $757,700, plus $1 million as her share of the family home, which Sheen will continue to possess, and $55,000 a month in child support.

The amount of child support is the same he is giving Richards for the care of their children, and the divorce papers stipulate that he will never pay less in support for his children from Mueller than he pays Richards.

The two married in May 2008 and separated in December 2009, after the star of “Two and a Half Men” was arrested on suspicion of attacking her on Christmas Day.

Just weeks ago, Sheen was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles following another night of partying with another adult film actress.

CBS decided to put production of its top-rated sitcom on hiatus while Sheen underwent drug and alcohol rehab, but he announced he would be rehabbing at his home and said he is ready to return to work.

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