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Road to Partition

Jude Law and Sadie Frost divorce. She blames him for exacerbating her postpartum depression after their third child was born last year

The law has spoken. Jude Law and Sadie Frost, who filed to end their six-year marriage in August, were granted a divorce on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The marriage was dissolved at a brief hearing at London's High Court, which the actors did not attend. Among the few details revealed in the court papers, Reuters reports, are that Frost blamed Law for exacerbating her postpartum depression after son Rudy was born last September, forcing her to seek treatment for depression three times.

Almost as soon as Rudy, the couple's third child, was born, there were rumors that the union of the ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' actress and the ''Talented Mr. Ripley'' Oscar nominee was on the rocks. There were reports of an on-set affair between Law and Nicole Kidman during the making of ''Cold Mountain'' (due in theaters in December), but both Law and Kidman denied the allegations, and Kidman won libel suits against two British newspapers that touted the alleged affair.

Still, Law, 30, and Frost, 35, separated in January. They filed for divorce in August, releasing a statement that said, ''We have agreed that a divorce is the only way forward. We have equally agreed that we will do all in our power to make certain that this is as painless a process as possible for the benefit of the children.'' Besides Rudy, Law and Frost have a son, Rafferty, and a daughter, Iris. Frost also has a son, Finley, from her nine-year marriage to Gary Kemp, the former Spandau Ballet guitarist and costar of Whitney Houston's ''The Bodyguard.''

Originally posted Oct 29, 2003
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