A judge has signed off on the divorce of Jennifer Aniston (search) and Brad Pitt (search), but under California law, the former golden couple's split won't be official until Oct. 2, according to court records obtained Monday.

The divorce papers were approved Aug. 19 in Los Angeles Superior Court by retired Judge Jill S. Robbins. Aniston and Pitt had sought Robbins to handle their breakup privately.

Pitt and Aniston separated in January after 4 1/2 years of marriage. Aniston filed for divorce in March, citing irreconcilable differences.

Since their split, Pitt has been linked to Angelina Jolie, his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star. They have not commented publicly on their relationship.

In an interview in Vanity Fair, Aniston said she still loved Pitt but was getting on with her life.

"The sad thing, for me, is the way it's been reduced to a Hollywood cliche — or maybe it's just a human cliche," she told the magazine.