Cheryl's divorce was over in 60 seconds - and she revealed cheating Ashley's womanising was still going on.
The Geordie beauty won a quickie divorce on the grounds of the soccer star's admitted "unreasonable behaviour" and that the marriage had "irretrievably broken down".
Asked in court papers if Ashley's behaviour was continuing, Cheryl answered "Yes".
Judge Christopher Simmonds said: "Cheryl Cole cannot reasonably be expected to live with Ashley Cole."
The Chelsea and England defender has scored with a string of girls, including lapdancer Sarah Purnell, since he and Cheryl split in February.
The Girls Aloud singer replied "No" in her sworn statement on July 28 - made public yesterday - when asked if she had shared a bedroom or meal with Ashley since she filed for divorce in May.
Asked if the split affected her health, Cheryl left a blank space.
Cheryl, who is in the US, and Ashley were not present for the London hearing when District Judge Simmonds rubber-stamped their divorce.
Ashley - who must stump up the £1,500 court costs - was in the England side that played Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.
The end of the marriage at the High Court's Family Division was a far cry from the couple's lavish country house wedding in 2006.
They now have a six-week cooling off period before a decree absolute is granted.
Cheryl had said she did not want money from Cole. But she can expect up to £4.5million after the sale of assets and property, including their Surrey mansion.
The extent of Ashley's serial cheating emerged after The Sun revealed in January 2008 that he bedded hairdresser Aimee Walton.