Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz File For Divorce
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:29:46
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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and husband Pete Wentz have filed for divorce after 2.5 years of marriage. The couple wed in May 2008, but began dating in 2006. Their son, Bronx Mowgli, was born in November 2008.
"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the couple said through a spokesperson, reports PEOPLE. "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives."
The Wentzes seemed like such a cute, happy couple. This sucks. I am bummed.
According to TMZ, the divorce documents were filed in L.A. Superior Court, with Simpson, 26, citing "irreconcilable differences" and seeking spousal support. In the court papers, which were signed by Simpson-Wentz on Monday and filed on Tuesday, it says the couple's date of separation is to be determined. Simpson-Wentz is seeking primary physical custody of Bronx, with visitation for Wentz. She is also seeking to go back to her maiden name of Simpson and drop "Wentz."
Team Ashlee or Team Pete? Or is there no need for a "Team" here?
—Frank TJ Mackey