After a tumultuous coming out party that he's vehemently denied, Joe Simpson has officially finalized his divorce from wife Tina.

It was the next best thing since that alleged murder/suicide plan didn't really work out.

The legal decision marks the end of their 34-year marriage. Wagging tongues say it's because he bats for the other team these days, while the official divorce papers filed by Tina cite simply "discord or conflict of personalities."

What, was the "we grew apart but remain great friends" excuse already maxed out for the year?

No word yet from either party's representative or their daughters Jessica and Ashlee, but if you're looking for Joe, we're sure he's not popping champagne with any lithe young backup dancers or anything.