Stacey Dash of 'Clueless' is now a single lady: Thanks, divorce!
Stacey Dash isn't one of TV's "Single Ladies" anymore, but she's finally a single lady in real life, thanks to a judge's decision to sign off on her divorce from Emmanuel Xuereb.
The 45-year-old actress -- who took her "Clueless" diva Dionne from film to TV in the '90s, and recently decided to walk away from VH1's Atlanta-based "Ladies" -- had filed for divorce from Xuereb in January 2010.
She obtained a restraining order at the same time, alleging that over the two years they were married Xuereb had repeatedly hit her in the face, head and body. The split was official last week, TMZ said Friday.
"I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the 'Single Ladies' shooting location makes that impossible," Dash said in August about leaving the show. The one-time Playboy model -- she posed at age 40, but sure as heck didn't look 40 -- has a son and a daughter, both born before her marriage to Xeureb.
(Unlike her "Clueless" costar Alicia Silverstone, mother of little Bear Blu, Dash gave her kids freakishly normal names for celebrity offspring: Austin and Lola.)
The marriage to actor-producer Xeureb was Dash's third, and she's been engaged six times, she told Wendy Williams in March 2010. Why so much action in the weddings-and-engagements department? "You know what happened is I slept with all of my husbands on the first date, they said, 'Marry me' and I said, 'Yes!,' " Dash explained.
"So there you go."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Reuters contributed to this report.
Photos: Stacey Dash at the 21st NAACP Theatre Awards in August, left, and as Dionne in the 1995 film "Clueless." Credits: Allen Berezovsky / FilmMagic, left; Elliott Marks / Paramount Pictures, right.