UPDATE 2/15/18 2 p.m.: The judge has signed off on the divorce, according to TMZ.
A judge has agreed to give Christina Ricci divorce papers that free the actress from her marriage to longtime beau James Heerdegen.
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Ricci obtained a restraining order in March against her husband after she claimed the 46-year-old choked her, yelled at her while she had dinner with friends and often screams. Heerdegen has denied the abuse allegations and was previously denied a temporary restraining order because he lives in New York.
Ricci’s rep confirmed she’s free to live her life, though there’s no new timeline for when the divorce will take place.
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