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Jessica Simpson's Mom

Files for Divorce

10/24/2012 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jessica Simpson's mother Tina has filed for divorce from Jessica's dad Joe.

Tina filed the papers in Texas last month, claiming, "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."

Tina and Joe were married in 1978. They have no minor children.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Tina claims she has separate property from Joe and wants to keep it. It's unclear what that property is.

In the county where Tina filed, there are specific rules about how divorcing spouses have to behave toward each other during proceedings -- they can't curse at each other, harass each other over the phone, or physically attack each other ... basically they HAVE to act like civilized adults.

If one spouse violates the rules, they could be found in contempt of court.

Joe  filed a response to Tina's divorce petition days later, insisting Tina get nothing from the split.

Joe and Tina both played a pivotal role in turning their daughters Jessica and Ashlee into pop superstars.

A rep for the family just released a statement, saying, "It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."

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whateveryou    

When I first heard they split, I just thought it was another of these couples that stayed together for the kids or to make it easier money wise. Then split once they had the freedom financially. You can't help but woder when a marriage this old fails, how long ago did it really end? I just couldn't be one of those that stays in a bad marriage.I hope it ends in peace for them.Lotttta time to spend together.

646 days ago
17.

PG    

I thought they divorced years ago.

646 days ago
18.

Tdotchick    

Who is he to say "she gets nothing"???

646 days ago
19.

Heather    

You didn't expect her to stay with him once he came out of the closet, did you?

646 days ago
20.

Sam    

If he is insisting she get nothing, his daughters will disown him and take care of her.

646 days ago
21.

writenow    

Filing is a nice way of saying "we needed another home to house your ego."

646 days ago
22.

Suzanne    

She is partners with Jessica for the clothing line so she will already have her own assets. She probably has more money than Joe because his music business ventures are little to nothing.

646 days ago
23.

Pudsy    

I'm still trying to get over the part about Joe "turning their daughters Jessica and Ashlee into pop superstars."

646 days ago
24.

jen    

Hell no! They were married over 30 years and he's suggesting she gets nothing?

646 days ago
25.

Joann    

Rumors are spreading like wild fire that Joe (a devout Christian) has come out of the closet as gay and has been having a long term affair with a male lover. Juicy Juicy...

646 days ago
26.

Melissa1987    

Since when was Ashley ever a pop star? She done a few gigs, released a failed album, and made a full of herself on SNL. That's hardly a pop star.

646 days ago
27.

Truth    

DUDE CAME OUT GAY... ACCORDING TO THE ENQUIRER LAST SEPTEMBER. I BELIEVE IT. PAPA JOE HAS ALWAYS HAD A FEMME SIDE TO HIM. #TRUTH!!

646 days ago
28.

christy    

Radar reporting he said he is gay!

646 days ago
29.

BOHOE    

He reportedly recently told his family that he is gay.....

646 days ago
30.

VictoriaGirl    

1, this guy is a disgusting lecherous old man, she's better off without him.

2. On what planet is Ashee a "pop superstar"? Because she sure isnt on earth.

646 days ago
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