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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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99 Responses to “Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce”

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  1. 76
    Helen Says:

    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.

  2. 77
    Open bar Says:

    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!!!

  3. 78
    Tyra Says:

    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

  4. 79
    huh Says:

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

  5. 80
    cindy Says:

    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?!

  6. 81
    lovelydee Says:

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

  7. 82
    Jess Says:

    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.

  8. 83
    twofools Says:

    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.

  9. 84
    anna Says:

    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!

  10. 85
    toni Says:

    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.

  11. 86
    Clairedelune Says:

    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.

  12. 87
    Lalalove Says:


  13. 88
    SHONDALE Says:


  14. 89
    Leana Says:

    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!

  15. 90
    kami Says:

    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.

  16. 91
    Jokergurl Says:

    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.

  17. 92
    Pebbles Says:

    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!

  18. 93
    Moira leans back Says:

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

  19. 94
    peteswhore Says:

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

  20. 95
    Nicole Says:

    SHOCKK! I can’t believe!!!!

  21. 96
    Sara Says:

    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!!

  22. 97
    Bobbi Says:

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

  23. 98
    anon Says:

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

  24. 99
    rara Says:

    she prolly freaked out when she saw his new hairdo…

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