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Ashlee Simpson

Files for Divorce

2/9/2011 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Ashlee Simpson just filed for divorce from hubby Pete Wentz.

Ashlee Simpson Divorce
In documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Simpson cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce.

She's asking for joint legal custody and primary physical custody of two-year-old Bronx.

Simpson, who is repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is also asking for spousal and child support.   Wentz is repped by Stacy Phillips.

Sources tell TMZ there is no prenup. The couple married in May, 2008.

The couple just released a joint statement, saying, "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."

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31.

mousetrap    

Next comes that really obnoxious kiddie comment, "Our number one priority still remains our child". Well maybe if some of these people's number one priority was their spouse and marriage vows like it should be, a lot of these divorces wouldn't happen.

1267 days ago
32.

GRYFFINDOR!    

why am i not surprised. actually, i am surprised it lasted this long. i hate when TMZ says "she cited irreconcilable differences." that's the ONLY option available for california divorces.

1267 days ago
33.

supahJ    

awww. that's so cute! i was wondering win one of the simpson sisters were going to throw themselves back into the pit of publicity. here we go...

1267 days ago
34.

SaraBellum    

*SIGH* Such is the me-generation of instant gratification. No one's willing to work at anything anymore.

1267 days ago
35.

Julie    

Well played, Miss Simpson. Today, everyone will be more focused on the theif -- Lindsay Lohan -- which will make this fly somewhat under the radar.

1267 days ago
36.

anonymous    

We all saw this one coming.

1267 days ago
37.

Lori    

ISWEAR...AS SOON AS TMZ POSTS THEIR BREAKING NEWS...THE NEWS "BREAKS" THE STORY!

what do you want to bet they have some intern on TMZ ALL OF THE TIME!

They don't have to go and find stories...they just RIP OFF TMZ!

1267 days ago
38.

SaraBellum    

I'm thinking that all marriages should come with at least a 5 year trial/probation period.

1267 days ago
39.

FlamingoNut    

Not a surprise.
Wake me up when something exciting happens...

1267 days ago
40.

aminona    

aaaaaaaaah! too bad i liked this couple!

1267 days ago
41.

darcy    

I'd divorce my husband too if he came home with the perm Pete's rocking.

1267 days ago
42.

l    

knew it! you could tell. esp. from recent photos of them. or just a feeling. she seems sort of mean anyhow. maybe he needs to straighten his hair again?

1267 days ago
43.

6one9    

His new hair style is terrible``````no wonder she's divorcing his ass.

1267 days ago
44.

Cloke    

Sad. Pete has never changed and has always been a genuine, down-to-earth guy even after getting tangled up with the Simpson fam. Hope he is able to handle this okay.

1267 days ago
45.

I'dtagthat-is-gay-all-day    

I just keep picturing her doing that stupid jig after the SNL debacle

1267 days ago
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