Minnelli/Gest Divorce To Be Finalised This Week.Singing legend Liza Minnelli and DAVID GEST's long-running divorce battle with finally come to an end this week (ends20Apr07).The singer, 61, and music producer, 53, married in a star-studded wedding in New York City in March 2002, which included Michael Jackson as best man, Dame Elizabeth Taylor as Matron of Honour and Mia Farrow, Esther Williams, Mya, Petula Clark, Chaka Khan and Janet Leigh among the 17 bridesmaids.The couple split in July 2003 after 16 months of marriage and in October that year, Gest filed a $10 million (£5.12 million) lawsuit against the Cabaret star, claiming she had physically abused him during their relationship.Minnelli soon responded with her own $2 million (£1.02 million lawsuit), claiming Gest had stolen from her.The divorce case was delayed until the legal battles were resolved and in January (07), Gest's lawyer confirmed the couple had reached an "amicable resolution" over their lawsuits.Gest tells British magazine OK!, a New York judge will grant an official divorce for the couple this week.He says, "I only wish her (Minnelli) well. I have no bad feelings any more, we're divorced as of this week.

"I'm really happy and content now and I only wish her those same feelings."

Gest has recently found love again with English actress Malandra Burrows, 41.

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