A divorce judge today signalled the end of singer KT Tunstall's marriage to drummer Luke Bullen.
District judge Susannah Walker granted a decree nisi at a civil court hearing in London, concluding that the marriage had "broken down irretrievably" after less than five years.
The judge said the marriage was likely to formally end in weeks.
Neither Ms Tunstall, whose full name is Kate Victoria Tunstall, nor Mr Bullen were at the hearing.
Mr Bullen had petitioned for divorce on the grounds of Ms Tunstall's "unreasonable behaviour".
The judge held that Ms Tunstall, whose family come from St Andrews, Fife, had "behaved in such a way" that Mr Bullen could not "reasonably be expected" to live with her.
She ordered Ms Tunstall to pay the costs of Mr Bullen's application.
Court papers showed that the couple had married on the Isle of Skye in September 2008.
A biography on 37-year-old Ms Tunstall's website says the couple split in September 2012