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Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce

Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce

Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from husband Pete Wentz, can confirm.

The 26-year-old entertainer cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, according to TMZ and documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court.

Ashlee is asking for joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their 2-year-old son, Bronx.

Sources tell TMZ that Ashlee and Pete, who married in May of 2008, did not have a prenuptial agreement.

UPDATE: “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives,” a spokesperson for Ashlee tells

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  • lillyB

    Wow!!!! No Words

  • cf

    Wha…? Did not see this one coming! What is going with all the break-ups this week?

  • kora

    I knew it would happen sometime in the future, but no so soon…

  • Barbara

    What! Guess she does not like his new hairdo. I have a feeling she thinks she can do better….caution Ashlee, you can’t.

  • b

    Say it isn’t true.
    Gosh, truly a huge surprise!

  • Maritza

    i dont like Pete Wentz,

    but this one is definitely a shocker.
    i couldve sworn i saw pics of these 2 all lovey dovey w/ Bronx a few weeks ago.

  • naturegirl

    WHAT????? NO!!!!!!!!! rolling my eyes, i am just surprise it went on for two extra years.

  • Clairedelune

    Shocked! Just “speed read” 3 months worth of US Weekly. It’s all the same crap. I thought they were so happy and blablablabla… It’s not like their careers are going so well. Maybe it’s for publicity. Oh well america needs more young divorced & unemployed single parents.

  • mindy

    Doesn’t anyone stay together anymore? and it’s so close to valentine’s day! =(


    When are you going to learn celebrities? Why don’t celebrities marry ‘NORMAL’ people? Why can’t they just get with regualr person?The problem with most celebrities is they think their the best thing that ever happenend.Ego thing or what ?

  • blair

    Wow….that is kind of a shock.

  • Androgynous Pat

    Attending red carpet events together right up to the end – just like her sister. Does marriage mean anything in Hollywood?

  • Chelsea

    Unless he cheated on her, this really pisses me off. I’m so sick of celebrities cheapening the commitment of marriage. Yeah, marriage gets tough at times but at least try and work it out! It takes actual effort and time…it doesn’t look like these two put that effort in. I mean two years, that’s pathetic.

  • Audrey

    Wow ! i didn’t see that one coming

  • this

    Not surprised at all.
    It takes a lot to work on a relationship and apparently these people have different standards.

  • melody

    Not a surprise!

  • KC

    Actually, this not exactly shocking news.

  • Clairedelune

    The tacky yellow thunder strike is right on in an oxymoronic way. Like.

  • Margo

    LOL Hollywood is so ridiculous! This aint a shock! Only person losing is thier son…poor kid :(

  • LOL

    I think it’s Ashlee’s fault, she’s been looking really sickly lately. She may have anorexia or drug addition. That is one messed up family. He seems like a nice normal guy (like Nick Lachey) and he probably can’t take her dysfunctional family anymore.

  • Clairedelune

    @ Chelsea: word.

  • SarahNL

    w o w !! Did not see this one coming. Another celebrity divorce..

  • ck

    Geez. A lot of those yellow lightning bolts on the site this week.

  • jean

    it’s an epidemic! But I can’t say I didn’t see this one coming…

  • JOE


  • poppy

    I think I’m more upset with her. Why would you EVER give your baby those awful genes if you had an idea that you wouldn’t be with him for life?I thought she was sick in love to sacrifice her child to have that face.

  • laverdadduele

    They got married because she got knocked up. It was bound to happen.

  • Julia

    I saw this one coming but not now

  • The Truth

    That was mistake anyway. SSe oudn’t have gotten married anway. Her career hven’t gotten of the ground yet. Should have stay Single.

  • deke

    I feel like it’s Ashlee’s fault.

  • Yuna

    These ppl get married for the wrong reasons, e.g. getting knocked up. Not a great foundation for a solid marriage…

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    Don’t worry ha ha ha ha

  • andreanne

    no way!

  • Frida

    I’m sad to hear this, I thought they seemed such a good match.

  • no way!

    what??!! sounds like an impulse thing. sleep on it, give it another month or two.

  • Florence

    Okay I’m going to sound like a bitch, but people need to stop marrying and having kids when they are basically kids themselves. No one should be married and divorced by the age of 26..

  • mimi78

    OK, this IS hilarious. Why bother getting married in the first place? You just want to be in the spotlight for one day, in that white gown? Ridiculous.

  • DarkEmpress

    This story shocked me. I thought it was fake at first. So much for emo love.

  • boston61

    She is 26???? She looks so hardened for that age.

  • Linda

    Dang . never expected. I thought they are going to be together happily ever after. I think it fizzled after she got pregnant/had a baby and he wasn’t really in love (possibly just in lust + hot romance only). Plus, they married too young.



  • Ronda

    I’m sorry to hear about this. They seemed like they would really go the distance. Hopefully they remain friendly for Bronx’s sake. I wish them the very best.

  • eliza

    Not surprised that this one didn’t last.

  • MangerBouger

    Why are they getting married in the first place if they don’t believe in true love and try to make it work … WHY ?!!!!!

    Just move in with him/her instead of marrying him/her … it’s such a waste of money and time for some people, especially in stupidwood.

  • Shawna

    That is so pathetic. Nobody puts real effort into a marriage these days. And age doesn’t have anything to do with it, it’s this Hollywood dream that everything should always be diamonds and roses and passion and the second that fades they walk away. It makes me sick. I was only 20 years old when I got married and my husband was 21. We have been married 12 years this summer and are renewing our wedding vows. We have 3 children, our own home, successful careers. Yes there have been some very, very hard times including financial problems, moving across province, and having a special needs child, as well as many others but we remained committed to each other and the vows we made to each other. Marriage isn’t about how “in love” you feel, it is about working on it and communicating and staying in the trenches with the person you chose as your partner. Love is not a feeling, it’s a decision.

  • Sharlise


    I agree with you. The only thing I can see them divorcing over is if there were infidelity involved. People need to make their marriages work. And stop leaving over the small stuff.

  • In The Know

    The magazine spreads ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE PAST touting how much in love they are and forever this or that …………MAKE HER LOOK LIKE WHAT SHE IS. A REAL IDIOT

  • kami

    if she hadn’t been pregnant they would never have married. no shock there.

  • Sharlise

    I don’t know why they are divorcing. It could be big stuff, or small stuff.

    If it is small stuff, it is a disgrace to not work it out.

  • Laura

    Not a fan of either but wow. Did NOT see that coming, that sucks :(