The couple's marriage was officially ended at London's Central Family Court on Thursday morning (10 September), bringing their five-year union to an end.
Neither David, 44, nor Lara, 31, attended.
According to reports, it was David who filed the papers, citing "unreasonable behaviour" on the part of his Dutch model wife. He asked for a decree nisi, which paves the way to a formal divorce within six weeks.
It was reported in March that David and Lara's romance had become strained, and that Lara had moved out of their London home with their son Alfred, two, and their dog Bert. A source said at the time it was a "trial separation" agreed by both parties.
Britain's Got Talent judge David and Calvin Klein model Lara married at Claridge's Hotel in London in May 2010, five months after they announced their engagement. Son Alfred arrived in May 2013.