Whitney Houston is ready and willing to legally emancipate herself from Bobby Brown—it's the able part that she's still working on.
The singer has requested a default judgment in her divorce proceedings in an attempt to get out of her nearly 14-year marriage sooner rather than later.
Houston filed the two-page request in Orange County Superior Court on Dec. 28. According to the document, obtained by E! News, the coming-back queen indicated "no issues of division of community property" between her and Brown that would otherwise hinder her request for sped-up single status.
In her divorce petition last October, the "So Emotional" singer had asked that division of property be attended to at a later date; however, it seems there's nothing to attend to.
Of course, it could simply be that there's no property left to divvy.
Since announcing the separation, the former chart-topping diva has been in chronic danger of losing her New Jersey home for failing to keep up with her mortgage payments and has seen the Atlanta-area mansion she shared with Brown, and which served as home base for his Being Bobby Brown reality show, put on the auction block as a result of foreclosure.
Houston attempted to make up the difference last month, hawking more than 400 of her and her estranged hubby's personal effects, with the six-figure profit going toward hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills.
Sounds like being Mrs. Bobby Brown wrought havoc on the pocketbook.
The 43-year-old singer first split from the former New Edition star on Sept. 8, when she filed for a legal separation from Brown citing the ever-popular irreconcilable differences.
Less than a month later, she upped the ante to full-on divorce, filing papers in Orange County Superior Court and requesting custody of the couple's only child together, 13-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina. She also acquiesced to request visitation rights for the 37-year-old Brown.
Houston, who tied the knot with Brown on June 18, 1992, has already moved on from her tumultuous and well-chronicled relationship.
Last fall, the Grammy winner began once again making the public appearance rounds, frequently on the arms of record producers extraordinaire Clive Davis and Quincy Jones, with whom she is working on a highly anticipated album that should be out later this year.