Mark-Paul Gosselaar, officially divorced. (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

According to E! Online, a judge signed off on the couple’s divorce papers last Friday, nearly a year after Gosselaar initially filed for the legal split, citing irreconcilable differences.

Gosselaar, 37, and Russell, 39, have two children — Michael, 7, and Ava, 5. Custody will be shared.

The actors first met when Russell played a small role on “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” which, of course, starred Gosselaar in the role of a more grown-up Zack Morris. They married Aug. 26, 1996.

Coincidentally, this news is circulating just before the debut of Gosselaar’s new TNT series, “Franklin & Bash.” The legal dramedy, co-starring Breckin Meyer, premieres tonight.

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Source: E! Online