Four years after filing papers, his marriage to Elizabeth Sutherland is over

By People Staff
Updated May 19, 2008 03:00 PM
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Some things in Kiefer Sutherland’s life don’t take 24 hours.

The actor is finally divorced from Elizabeth Sutherland – four years after filing papers and nine years after they separated.

A Superior Court judge signed off on the divorce Friday, and the 24 star’s ex will drop the “Sutherland” from her name, according to court papers.

Sutherland, 41, filed for divorce from his wife of nearly eight years way back in 2004, citing irreconcilable differences.