These photos of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz with their little son Bronx Mowgli made us really sad. They looked so happy out in the sunshine at a farmers market in California yesterday, that it just seems like such a waste that these two split up. Ashlee and Pete feel like this perfectly matched hipster couple! But as sad as their impending divorce may be, we think it’s really awesome that they’re still coming together peacefully to parent their son. Bronx looks ecstatic to be riding on a toy train with his mom! Keep all the drama away from the kid, is what we say.
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A lot of people are terribly pleased that Charlie Sheen is spiraling like a pig hurtling down a greased slide: radio DJs, parents who want to scare their kids straight, Emilio Estevez (Just kidding, E! Ducks fly together!). But only Pete Wentz is glad Charlie Sheen distracted people from his divorce from Ashlee Simpson. “I think that one of the things, the hardest thing, is that when you’re a public profile it’s hard to maintain your private life, and you wanna do it especially when there’s a kid involved,” Wentz said. “It’s like the one time on earth I’m like, ‘Thank God, Charlie Sheen exists.’” You and America both, brother!
While he might throw out a light dis towards the Tiger Blood King himself, Pete has nothing but love for his soon to be ex-wife. “Ashlee’s been my best friend for five years; she’s the mother of my child. I have nothing but love and respect for her and going through something like this isn’t easy, but we’re friends and the most important thing is to put our son first,” Wentz explained, despite the fact that allegedly Ashlee is dating musician Craig Owens before the ink is dry on her request for full-custody. That doesn’t make you want to just Twitter something outrageous by any chance, does it Pete? You better hope Charlie pulls some epic move and gets elected of governor of California soon, or else eventually everyone’s eyes are going to drift back to your undoubtedly messy custody battle….
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If the rumors are true, Ashlee Simpson might have just swapped out one rock star for another. Did she think we wouldn’t notice? E! reports that allegedly Ashlee Simpson has a new man Craig Owens. Owen and Simpson have been seen out shopping and, most damningly, smooching in public. Musicians aren’t like white socks or your son’s hamsters, Ashlee. You can’t just replace them without anyone noticing!
As if being tatted up and having meticulously groomed hair (well, until recently, Pete) weren’t enough of a similarity between Simpson’s old and new mans, as a current member of the band D.R.U.G.S. Owens is signed to Wentz’s label Decaydance. “Pete did a lot for this guy,” a source told US Magazine. “Craig was in another band and got kicked out. Pete found Craig, built a band around him and signed him. He’s shocked at how this guy is repaying him.” Too bad Pete and Asheee’s divorce and custody battle couldn’t wait until she died Craig’s hair black and installed a beanie permenently on his head. Then no one ever would have ever been the wiser…
TMZ got their hands on Pete Wentz’s response ot Ashlee Simpson’s divorce petition, and it looks like their “irreconcilable differences” extend to the details of the split. Here are a few of their legal disagreements.
- Ashlee wants spousal support, Pete would rather not give it (hey, her albums sold about as well as Fall Out Boy’s—and their royalties go four ways!).
- Ashlee wants Pete to pay her legal fees, he’d rather not.
- While willing to split legal custody of 2-year-old Bronx Mowgli, Ashlee wants primary physical custody. Pete wants to split that as well.
The pair also have yet to decide what they’re doing with the assets acquired during their brief marriage, but obviously the matter of Bronx—and future income—will be the bigger hurdle. Check out the gallery below to see photos of Pete taking Bronx out in LA yesterday.
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Looks like Pete Wentz has stopped crying over his divorce with Ashlee Simpson. The former Fall Out Boy bassist is in Tokyo for an MTV Australia event, and he didn’t bring along the wedding ring he was still wearing less than two weeks ago. Pete and Ashlee may have gotten a meal over Valentine’s, but the evidence certainly suggests the pair haven’t decided to give the marriage another try.
Things could also be getting ugly. Us Magazine has a story from anonymous pals of Pete accusing Ashlee of partying with skateboarders in Cali at night while he was out on the road with his new band The Black Cards. “He would constantly check in on Ashlee, and he’d have his friends call the house and her cell to make sure she said she was where she said she was going to be,” says their source. “He felt like he couldn’t trust her.” With Team Ashlee already blaming the split on Pete’s “erratic behavior,” it sounds like there still might be some issues to work out before the two—or at least their “friends”—can move on for good.
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Divorcing couples meeting up for a meal seems to be a trend now. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker did it, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds did it, and now freshly split couple Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz just met up for a Valentines day lunch. And they brought their little son Bronx Mowgli with them. Someone pass the tissue!
The two seemed camera-shy while entering the Beverley Hills Hotel, both dressed casually but with “I’m a celebrity” sunglasses on. Wonder if this part of Pete’s apparent plan to save the marriage. Or maybe they were discussing Bronx’s custody. Either way, it’s pretty darn sad that they met up on V-Day, and aren’t together anymore.
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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz‘s divorce statement remains the only thing either star has said about their split, but plenty of people are willing to talk for them. The general gossip consensus seems to be that, while Ashlee wants to move on with her life, Pete is still trying to patch things up. “Pete is in denial that the marriage is over,” a source told Radar. “He seems to think that if he turns on the charm he can sweet talk Ashlee into changing her mind and giving it another go.” The same source claims Ashlee was none too happy about Pete starting a new band, Black Cards, after Fall Out Boy went on hiatus. “That’s not the life Ashlee wants for her and Bronx—waiting at home for ‘daddy’ to come home. They’ve basically hit a stalemate and neither side is willing to budge.”
Whether or not he’s willing to budge, mulitple sites say Pete is certainly willing to cry. “Pete has been crying a lot to her about this,” says Radar‘s tattler, with TMZ claiming Pete was teary-eyed as recent as yesterday. “He is crushed, and does not want it to be over.” Maybe he’s confused that Radar says she’s “happier without him” but would possibly consider taking him back if he’d quit touring? Logic like that would make us cry, too.
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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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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.
Are they casting for a Welcome Back, Kotter movie? Because the chance to play Horshack is the only reason we can see Pete Wentz abandoning his haircare regimen and showing up au naturale to pitch at the North American International Auto Show yesterday (no word on if he said Honda “is like emo, except it’s a car”). We can understand wanting to change the game with Fall Out Boy on “hiatus,” but singer Patrick Stump‘s dramatic weight loss made a lot more sense than this.
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