We are sad to hear that Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Pete Wentz today, mainly because they stayed married about 2 years too long for us to win our office pool. According to the documents uncovered by TMZ, Ashlee is seeking joint custody of their son Bronx Mowgli, but primary physical custody. “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” Simpson and Wentz said in a joint statement. “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.” While the Fall Out Boy bassist used to make Jessica‘s sister want to “La La” (on the kitchen, on the floor), apparently now she just wants that spousal support money.
Simpson checked off “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, rather than the other, sexier option on the California form: “incurable insanity.” Sources are suggesting that Ashlee’s divorcing Pete due to his “erratic behavior”. She’s also legally changing her name back to Ashlee Nicole Simpson. RadarOnline interviewed Wentz about Ashlee on Monday, but he didn’t make a peep about any marital problems, raving about Ashlee’s blonde pixie cut and saying, “Life is good.”Ã‚Â The two apparently didn’t sign a pre-nup, but since they haven’t really been doing much since they got married in 2008, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.