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    Jenni Rivera Filed for Divorce From Baseball Player Esteban Loiaza Two Months Before Deadly Plane Crash

    Jenni Rivera, Esteban Loaiza JC Olivera/WireImage

    Two months before Jenni Rivera was killed in Sunday's tragic plane crash, the 43-year-old I Love Jenni star was ready to move forward in her personal life.

    On Oct. 1, the Mexican-American singer filed for divorce from Esteban Loiaza. In court documents obtained by E! News, Rivera cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her divorce.

    At the time of the split, Rivera's publicist blamed "private circumstances that occurred during the lapse of their two-year marriage" as the reason for the dissolution.

    Read the divorce documents

    The next step in the divorce proceedings would have been for Loiaza—a former journeyman major league baseball pitcher who had stints with such teams as the Yankees, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Rangers—to respond to Rivera's filing. Because he did not respond prior to Rivera's death, a divorce was not granted.

    Per court documents, however, the couple separated Sept, 23, 2012, and they had a prenuptial agreement.

    There has been no comment yet from Loiaza, 40, on Rivera's death.

    Although Rivera and Loiaza have no children together, she is survived by five children and two grandchildren.

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