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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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  • Tina

    Just look after the kid well.

  • Zoe Moon

    I am not surprised!

  • Zoe Moon

    I am not surprised!

  • Gigi


    Thank you Shawna, you are an inspiration. I have been saying that for years, it is NOT a feeling, it is a choice. If you know you cannot be married through better or worse, do not get married in the first place.

  • Dale

    Whatever! They prolly just want press!
    They are both hungry Fame W#0res!
    How much u wanna bet in a month they will be back on the covers of magazines “Back Together”
    Oh wait!!! Doesn’t SHE have a new folk album coming out?!?
    Ahhhh! Makes sence!

  • lala

    so get this!I open the justjared page and theres a bunch of breakups and divorces staring at me from the front page…totally shocked!!!

  • Julie R.

    If this divorce is true,which i believe it’s true…it’s no news for me.They married because she got knocked up,and i doubt they would have been together if she didn’t get knocked up.I saw it coming;when they got engaged,i wrote in a site they wouldn’t last more than two years…
    It’s a sign that the next couple to divorce is Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.Both married because she got knocked up twice.These celebrities must remember that marriages after kids or during pregnancies don’t last at all.
    Most part of these couples engaged after pregnancies or born kids won’t last…i’m not making this up,it’s a real statistic.

  • Emily

    Is anything sacred anymore?

  • Anna2

    It not just celebrities studies on divorce rate in America say that approximately

    • 40% to 50% marriages end up getting divorced! This means that out of every 2 marriages, 1 would break up.

    • The number rises to 60% when it comes to second marriages and 73% when it comes to third marriages!!!

    • The highest number of divorces occur in men and women aged between 20-25 years!

    People inguinal don’t take marriage seriously, get married after only being together for a couple months or don’t want to put in the time to work out the problems. If Ashlee and Pete did try to work thing out after 2 or so years just shows that they got married for the wrong reasons or they really have a lot of problems, my bet is on the first that they only got married because she was pregnant .

  • Macchiato

    lol 90% of hollywood is eather divorcing oder pregnant right now !

  • CC

    no celebrities should get married

  • christine

    WHAT is wrong with Ashlee’s expressions sometimes?? Awkward gal. Anyway, I thougt they were too immature to have a baby together and get married anyway. It’s like LaLa land (Los Angeles) is a place of fairy tale dreams… and people do things on a whim.
    I saw this couple around LA and they look like two skinny female midgets!

  • MEANIEminemooooooooooo

    I never saw that one coming…I mean, he IS fugly, gayish and gross but then again, so is she! I thought they were a perfect match…Couple of losers…poor offspring!

  • Mikado

    Gosh. Them too?
    Who from the celebs is able to NOT divorce?

  • longchamp

    not surprised it’s her who’s doing the divorcing. all the metamorphosis recently, as evidenced by the new persona she’s trying to project w/that ‘edgy’* hair… the condescending body language where she’s kissing Wentz… the studied cheek sucking passed off as smiling… all that points to the fact that she’s done having ‘mommy and daddy’ fun, and she’ll go back to the dating carousel for a while, kid be damned.

    *note to simpson: your edgy look is long-smoked, dear. ref. Farrow, Mia, and Seberg, Jean

  • lol

    OMG i didnt see this one coming! :O i loved those two together this is sad :(

  • Sean

    LOL. No shock there

  • Kelly

    Wow that was unexpected!

  • vivi

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  • saywhat

    I’m really trying hard not to be spiteful but its hard I’m sorry about the marriage breaking up because there’s a kid involve.
    But honestly Pete Weintz can only take to much of Ashlee’s Lip singing
    on his mike before that damn thing goes lethargic forever on Ashlee’s
    sucky vocals. if you know what I mean.
    Its not to late though if Ashlee should take some serious voice lesson from our wonderful tenors like Tera Patrick or Jenna Jameson. She could save this marriage. But if her real reason for filing divorce is to try some other type of mikes, Honey that ain’t gonna work because nobody wants an amateur near their mikes.

  • ck_always

    Look on the bright side, at least now they’ll both get laid on Valentine’s Day.

  • Jess

    that’s what happens when you get married just because you are pregnant. fail.

  • cheeseman

    ugh who cares

  • Mojo

    I am CHOCKED !!!!! well well well ! hmmmm :-O !!!

  • anon2

    This is sad. They were a cute couple but they did seem to have a few ups and downs. At least one good thing came out of the marriage…their adorable little boy.

  • Helen

    If you really think about it, would they have gotten married if she wasn’t pregnant at the time? Most probably, no – They would have dated for a year, and then they both would have moved on.

  • Open bar

    Too bad because there is a young child, only a baby,involved.
    Too bad they could not count their blessings,money,and be grown up,let egos go and be different. Stay married. Be happy. Choose to be happy.

    I cannot say I am not surprised.that’s Hollywood for ya’/

    Wonder how her family is going to spinthis in her favor and do to pete like they did to NickLachey.

    Wait,y ou think this is news, a shocker,wait for this report within the next 3 years.

    With sorrow and after careful consideration, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have agreed to amically divorce. They are freinds and will remain so as they both are committed loving parents to their daughter, Hope Anne Johnson ,2yrs old., and her well-being and happiness. Please respect the family’s privacy during this time of transition.

    You know it is coming,LOL!!!

  • Tyra

    I hope Pete fights for custody…I do not trust the Simpsons! Put this in your browser bar:

    Jessica Simpson Payola

    or this

    Jessica Simpson sued for 10 millon dollars

    or this

    Jessica Simpson Bam Margera

  • huh

    Whaaaat?? He just wrote something about her on his twitter like.. 2 days ago?

  • cindy

    OMG! I’m really shocked about this. I’ve met them BOTH in person at a Cobra Starship concert….they were so into each other. That sux they have a child…oh well…who’s next?!

  • http://deleted lovelydee

    This is seriously CRAZY.
    I’m in complete shock.

  • Jess

    WOW, not shocking . They got marry because she was pregnant. Now she is just like her big sis Jessica divorce. At least Jess save herself for marriage unlike Ashlee.

  • twofools

    Pete has no money and hasn’ t toured in years. She doesn’t want to end up like her sister did, with a deadbeat husband. SHe is also high maintenance.

  • anna

    i think im in a minority here when i say i could see this one coming. when they were in sydney a coupe yrs ago aloooooot of people heard them fighting (which i guess is natural in a marriage) but it deff’ wasn’t the first time they had a public fight. anyway, as long as little bronx is ok that’s all that should matter to them right now!

  • toni

    I do not feel sorry for non of them, but their son. If you’re not gonna stay married why get married in the first place? I’ve never been married in fact, I am a young teenager who’s parents aren’t happy as of now, but they’re trying to make it work. If you do not see youself with that person for a long amount of time and if you don’t see yourself with the person for better or worse in sickness and in health, then what’s the point. They’re wasting their money on a wedding that probably wasn’t thought of out of genuine love, they wasted each others time because they each could’ve found someone who loved them unconditionally and they’re hurting their son who has no choice, but to deal with the outcome.
    Also that statement sounds so typical and reused over and over again it’s getting sickening.

  • Clairedelune

    Zeitgeist moment tnx to JJ (another oxymoron). America is doomed as this D-list divorce just shows us again that we just a selfish, self-absorbed nation that consumed most of the world’s resources and cares for nobody else but ourselves. There is no speak of sacrifice and compromise and patience and tolerance when these celebrities go into a marriage. it is just for a big US Weekly spread. Notoriety and NGN (no good news) always harvest more “clicks & read” than wholesome good news…what is wrong with all of us??? The only cute pictures are the ones of Chris Pine this week on JJ…CP should run for president one day (haha, going too far here….pardon.) Bronx seems to be a good boy…all children were born as gifts from God…I truly feel sorry for him..only 2 years old. I truly feel sick of these selfish, self-absorbed, self-promoting losers.

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  • Leana

    End of 2010-bbeginning of 2011: The new trend is either getting pregnant (which is wonderful of course) or getting a divorce (for irreconciable differences)…. Is it only me or there are many of these???
    On another note, well it’s sad!

  • kami

    all these ppl splitting up either
    1. got into the relationship for sex and don’t like each other.
    2. have no imagination to create sexual fantasies.

  • Jokergurl

    I’m not really shocked by this, it’s sad but neither one of these two seemed really mature enough for marriage. I feel sorry for their child.

  • Pebbles

    Why are all these celebrities spliting & divorcing in the same week????? And right before Valentine’s Day on top of that. What I can’t stand is why do majority of these celebs play around with marriage like it’s a toy???? And the worst part of it is when there are kids involved. What’s the point of wasting each other’s time if you’re not going to stay committed??? Just stay single!

  • Moira leans back

    Ashlee cut her hair and he thought he was screwing another guy. He just decided to get out and actually go back to his men. He’s a fruity.

  • peteswhore

    fug assley should sue whomever did her
    chin and various other face

  • Nicole

    SHOCKK! I can’t believe!!!!

  • Sara

    WOW! I have to say I did not see this one coming. But I must admit, they’re handling it so far with respect for each other and for their son. I don’t know the reasons, obviously, but it’s really sad. I thought they were such a strong couple. I was thinking about them recently. What a lovely tweet from Pete recently, saying what a great mother Ashlee is. Keep it respectful, but I’m sure they will!!

  • Bobbi

    These people are so selfish. Have a baby because it’s the cool thing to do and then split up.

  • anon

    WTF!. I just saw them on the “Dog Whisperer”. Maybe THAT opened up some doors best left closed.

  • rara

    she prolly freaked out when she saw his new hairdo…