Tichina Arnold is back on the market, legally speaking … TMZ has learned her long and bitter divorce process is over.
According to legal docs obtained by TMZ … a judge signed off on Tichina’s divorce from longtime basketball coach DaRico Hines on July 15.
It’s certainly been a long time coming. As we’ve reported, the “Martin” star made the announcement she’d be divorcing Rico way back in 2016 … after she claimed there was a sex tape of him with another woman.
A rep for Hines, who currently works for the Toronto Raptors, declined to comment specifically on the allegations but acknowledged the couple was dealing with a “private and deeply personal matter” during that time.
But, it wasn’t until August of last year that she finally went forward with filing the paperwork — yes, more than 5 years later. On the docs, she noted the usual irreconcilable differences, but did list the date of separation as January 12, 2016 … about 3-and-a-half years after they tied the knot.
Well, now it’s all been settled. Tichina and Rico were happily (as far as we know) married for about 3-and-a-half years, they didn’t have kids together and both waived rights to collect spousal support. According to the docs, each will keep their clothing, jewelry and bank accounts. Moving on!!!