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The singer / actress files court papers to end her two-year marriage to musician Pete Wentz.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has filed for divorce from husband Pete Wentz, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed. “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the couple said in a joint statement, released by a spokesperon, to Access.
“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.”
According to TMZ, who first reported the split, Ashlee filed the papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split from her rocker beau.
The couple began dating in 2006 and wed in May 2008. In her filing, Ashlee is seeking primary physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple’s only child, their 2-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli Wentz.
Ashlee, 26, is also requesting the court grant her spousal and child support from Pete, 31. In the filing, Ashlee has also requested her name be restored to Ashlee Nicole Simpson, and is seeking to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Pete..
Ashlee – a musician and actress – and Pete – who gained fame as a member of Fall Out Boy and has also worked as a successful music producer – tied the knot in a private ceremony held at the Simpson family home in Encino, Calif., back in 2008.
Ashlee’s father, Joe Simpson, reportedly married the couple, while her big sister, Jessica, served as maid of honor.
In October 2009, Pete opened up to People magazine about the couple’s plans for more kids. “Everything is awesome about being a dad,” he told the mag at the time. “Eventually we want to be able to have a soccer team.”
Jessica Simpson is one busy soul: In the past month, she’s traveled to the Middle East to meet troops, while on Thursday night she performed songs from her upcoming Christmas album for a PBS special to air Thanksgiving.
There to support her? Her dad Joe, sister Ashlee, nephew Bronx – and her boyfriend of several months, Eric Johnson. “He went and got a sweater and a bowtie to try to lift my spirits because I’ve been working extremely hard,” Simpson, 30, told People Magazine after the show. “I laughed my butt off!”
She added, “As far as Eric and I go, we’re just best friends. He’s my dude! I love him.”
The couple began dating in May, and ever since have been spotted getting cozy across the U.S. and overseas – even celebrating her birthday together in Italy. If the relationship seems like it’s getting serious, that’s because it is.
Simpson tells People Magazine that they’re planning to spend Thanksgiving together. “We’re all gonna be in New York,” she says. “I’m gonna be on a [Macy’s parade] float. It’s not always the best way to spend a Thanksgiving, but it’s a great way to celebrate. So, maybe I’ll just have all families on the float.”
For now, Simpson says she and her man are simply enjoying spending time together. “Tomorrow we’re having a long day off,” she says. “He loves art. So, we go to art galleries, and he loves photography. It’s cool.”
“This [relationship] is just normal, thank God,” she continues. “He’s very, very supportive. [I] couldn’t ask for a better man in my life right now.”
Which, of course, begs the big question: Is Johnson the one? “I never go to that because I already went there, so, I’m not gonna jinx my own self,” she says. “He’s the one for me right now! I’m very happy, I’m in a great place and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”