We were all pretty shocked when we heard about Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson‘s divorce yesterday. In our heads all they were a perfectly matched, quirky, eyelinered couple with their little son Bronx Mowgli completing the unit. So when Ashlee decided to bail claiming that Pete’s “erratic behavior” was somewhat to blame (“irreconcilable differences” has been checked as the official reason), we were a bit flummoxed.
Ashlee’s asking for primary physical custody (but joint legal custody) of little Bronx. That’s where we smell trouble, because sources reveal that Pete wants both joint legal and physical custody of their son. The same sources also claim that Ashlee stating Pete’s behavior is erratic is a load of crock. They explain, “After Bronx was born Ashlee made a conscious decision to get out of the business, but Pete’s heart was in music so he kept touring and that became a big issue in their relationship.” See what we mean. We predict a court battle coming straight up.
Ashlee and Pete’s joint statement reads, “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’re wondering how much longer they’ll remain friends if a custody war begins! Work it out you two, and don’t drag Bronx in.
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