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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz File For Divorce

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have filed for divorce after nearly three years of marriage.

"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the couple say 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."

The 26-year-old Simpson filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences."

She is seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their 2-year-old son, with visitation for Wentz, in addition to spousal support.

Simpson-Wentz started dating the 31-year-old Fall Out Boy bassist in 2006, when they were spotted kissing at a New York nightclub. They announced their engagement in April 2008, and their wedding took place a month later.

The couple announced shortly afterward that they were expecting their first child.

There had always been speculation about how long the marriage would last after Wentz admitted to making out with guys back in his early twenties.

February 10, 2011 |

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