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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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46.

seamus     

Don't you love how people pimp out their entire lives until they divorce, then they want everyone to respect their privacy. What a joke. The National Enquirer has that Joe is gay. I really don't care what he is but the gays sake I hope he isn't. He will bring them all down.

625 days ago
47.

Gigohead     

Also read he is gay.

625 days ago
48.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That's a nice logical law in that county but you tell me... is someone supposed to be scared of being "found in contempt of court?"

625 days ago
49.

Cheryl    

And this is a surprise? Isn't this they guy who commented on his own daughters new boobs? Creepy.

625 days ago
50.

Cheryl    

What's more important is I can't like or hate anything.

625 days ago
51.

JenniferLee22    

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do, Max14.com

625 days ago
52.

scoopie    

Mrs. Simpson is the only level headed person in this family, it seems. Dad is a pimp and ya gotta wonder how he was a minister at one time. Doesn't want her to have anything after this long-term a marriage? wow

625 days ago
53.

NOT ELMO    

Share your foodstamps...

625 days ago
54.

Malaka    

You mean the ex priest who comments on his daughters boobs is getting divorced?SHOCKER!!!

625 days ago
55.

Marvin    

Jessica, if you need someone to talk to during this difficult time, I'm here for ya sweetheart.

625 days ago
56.

Diamond Goddess!    

Awww, he just wants to pimp his twink out as badly as he did his kids!
(Look for the next new "young, male pop sensation" coming out of his camp.)

624 days ago
57.

Joanne    

STOP WITH THE MITT ROMNEY BASHING---START SOME OBAMA BASHING - OBAMA IS THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER AND WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE WORST!!

624 days ago
58.

jokerchick    

him being gay didn't play a part?

624 days ago
59.

art    

Jessica Simpson's Mom please read following blog you need reading these blog.
http://edivorceincalifornia.jimdo.com/

624 days ago
60.

R. Cortez    

Remember that guy whose was married for 30 plus years without a pre-nup and didn't have to give up a dime ? You don't because he doesn't exist. Hey Joe, she's getting 50% .

618 days ago
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