07/01/2013 01:43 pm ET

Deion Sanders Divorce Finalized; Former NFL Star Thanks God For End Of His Marriage


Deion Sanders is apparently very happy that his marriage is officially over, tweeting last week that he's grateful to God for the finalization of his "drama-filled divorce."

On Friday, the NFL Hall of Famer shared this excited message with his more than 600,000 followers:

A few hours earlier, Sanders had tweeted about the benefits of letting go, saying that "when you truly learn to say goodbye to certain things, [you] will also learn how to say hello to better things."

"Let go and live baby!" he concluded.

The former NFL star's divorce to his ex-wife Pilar has been a contentious one that has dragged on since 2011. Other than a battle over custody rights of their three children, the couple have also clashed on the topic of finances and the validity of their prenuptial agreement.

Though the couple's divorce has finally been approved, Sanders' legal woes may be far from over.

Larry Friedman, Pilar's attorney, has said that charges of fraud, physical abuse, mental distress and several other allegations will be leveled against Sanders by his ex-wife in a separate case that will be heard by a jury, the Dallas Morning News reports.