David Gest and Liza to Divorce in Memphis 

Liza Minelli and David Gest have settled their differences - enabling their divorce to finally go ahead.

The couple's legal disputes officially came to an end on Thursday when their lawyers filed court papers saying they had resolved matters and agreed to divorce without fault.

Gest's lawyer, Susan M. Moss, said, "Liza Minnelli and David Gest have resolved all disputes between them, and the parties will be divorced without fault on the part of either of them. The terms of the settlement are confidential. They will be divorced within the next few weeks."

According to AllHeadlineNews.com, The couple has chosen to get divorced in Memphis, where Gest has a home, since the state of Tennessee has no-fault divorce, meaning neither party needs to accuse the other of any wrong-doing. Minnelli's lawyer, Dorothy Weber, said, "an amicable resolution to all outstanding matters has been reached."

Minnelli, 60, and Gest, 53, were married on March 16, 2002, in a star-studded ceremony with Michael Jackson as best man carrying the bride's train and Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honor.

The couple split in July 2003, and both filed for divorce later that year. Before filing for divorce, Gest sued Minnelli for $10 million for assault, claiming she had beaten him so badly during alcoholic rages that he had to be hospitalized for five days after he suffered from nerve damage.

Minnelli countersued, claiming that Gest had stolen at least $2 million she earned while performing in shows he had produced.

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