Singer and actress Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce on Wednesday.
She married musician Pete Wentz on 16 May 2008, after a year of dating.
In the documents obtained by TMZ, Ashlee Simpson cited “irreconcilable differences” as grounds for divorce.
The couple released a joint statement, saying, “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 ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives.”
The 26-year requests joint legal custody of their son, Bronx, 2, the only child from her brief union with Pete Wentz. She also asked for spousal and child support. .
Ashlee Simpson is the younger sister of singer Jessica Simpson. She has released three albums between 2004 and 2008 and had her own reality show, The Ashlee Simpson Show, from 2004 to 2005.
As for Pete Wentz, he shot to fame with the band Fall Out Boy, currently on a break. Today he is part of the group Black Cards on his own record label, Decaydance.