She once played a “Single Lady” on a certain VH1 show … but now that a judge has finally granted her divorce from her abusive estranged husband, Stacey Dash is a single lady in REAL life!

The 45-year-old actress married actor Emmanuel Xuereb in 2007, but Dash filed for divorce from Xuereb in January 2010 on the very same day that she filed a restraining order against him.

Dash claimed that in the past, her then husband had beat her up on multiple occasions. She says he hit her in the face, head and body during their nearly 3-year marriage, but she was afraid to report it to police at the time.

Last week, an L.A. judge signed off on the divorce, and now Stacey Dash is officially one the sexiest, single 45-year-old women alive.