London: Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has been granted a quickie divorce from Indian business tycoon Arun Nayar.

The 46-year-old British beauty and Nayar's four-year marriage ended on Wednesday at a London court even as neither of them were present at the hearing.

The couple was granted a decree nisi by District Judge Penny Cushing at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division, reported Daily Mail.

The judge held that the marriage had 'broken down irretrievably' and would be dissolved within six weeks.

Hurley and Nayar married in March 2007 at Sudley Castle in England and later held a second ceremony according to Hindu traditions in Jodhpur.

The ceremonies were attended by numerous celebrities, including Elton John, who gave the bride away.

The 'Bedazzled' star announced in December that she had split from her husband, after pictures emerged of her kissing cricketer Shane Warne in a hotel in London.

Following the pictures' publication, both Hurley and Warne, 41, hastily issued statements revealing that their respective marriages had been over for some time.

 

(Agencies)