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Liza Minelli and David Gest have settled their differences enabling their divorce to finally go ahead.The couple's legal disputes officially came to an end on Thursday when their lawyers filed court papers saying they had resolved matters and agreed to divorce without fault.Gest's lawyer, Susan M. Moss, said: "Liza Minnelli and David Gest have resolved all disputes between them, and the parties will be divorced without fault on the part of either of them. The terms of the settlement are confidential. They will be divorced within the next few weeks." The couple have chosen to get divorced in Memphis, where Gest has a home, as the state of Tennessee had no-fault divorce, meaning neither party needs to accuse the other of any wrong doing. Minnelli's lawyer, Dorothy Weber, said: "An amicable resolution to all outstanding matters has been reached."Minnelli, 60, and Gest, 53, were married on March 16, 2002, in a star-studded ceremony with Michael Jackson as best man carrying the bride's train and Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honor. The couple split in July 2003, and both filed for divorce later that year. Before filing for divorce, Gest sued Minnelli for $10 million for assault, claiming she had beaten him so badly during alcoholic rages that he had to be hospitalised for five days after he suffered from nerve damage. Minnelli counter sued, claiming that Gest had stolen at least $2 million she earned while performing in shows he had produced.