Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Split Because of His Constant Touring, Source Says

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Ashlee Simpson filed divorce papers to end her marriage to Pete Wentz this week in a move that caught even cynical gossip readers by surprise.

The split is being called amicable, but it was her call, sources say, and due in large part to a series of arguments over Pete Wentz’s music career.

His commitment to touring with his band had been a sticking point between the two for some time now and finally led to Ashley filing for divorce.

Pete and Ashlee

It was good while it lasted. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

The 26-year-old former singer was “fed up” with her husband being away from home for extended periods of time and wanted him to focus on being a dad.

“Ashlee and Pete would argue constantly about him touring,” a source told Radar. “Since she gave birth to Bronx she hated him being away from home."

"She wanted him to stop the band life and work more on producing music, so he could be around to concentrate more on being a husband and father."

“She hated him being away and said she felt like a single mother."

“When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus things were great and it was just like old times, but Pete formed his new band and then he was off touring again."

“I think that Ash just finally had enough. She put all her musical aspirations to the side to concentrate on being a mom and it is a big bone of contention with her that Pete just swans off around the world with his buddies like he’s a single guy."

“They had a major fight in October before he headed off to Europe, but then tried to make a go of things over the holidays for the sake of Bronx."

“They decided to take a break to both cool off and reassess, and both realized it was bad for Bronx to be around parents fighting all the time."

“Pete is due to head off again on tour in a couple of months and I honestly think Ashlee filed for divorce as a way to shock him into canceling his plans, or at least modifying them and giving in to her demands to be with her and Bronx."

“It’s not going to work though, Pete’s not going to play that game."

“It’s a really sad situation because they do genuinely love each other, and I would pretty much swear that neither of them is seeing someone else – but they just want totally different things in life and neither one is willing to compromise.”

Well, there's your unsourced, anonymous but realistic-sounding update.


Can you folks not see what is happening here? Ashlee is growing up and Pete still wants to play. They got married far too young and as much as I would like to see it happen, there is no such thing as an amicable divorce.


So many celebrity couples just call it quits when things get tough. So work keeps you apart. Get over it. My spouse has been deployed twice and left me home with our two boys, yet I never thougth about divorcing. Life is hard and work is part of life. Ashlee, grow up. Support your husband and he will most likely support you.


They are/were a cute couple. But what does she expect? He's 26 years of age!


I'll bet that the phony Asslee lip synched her marriage, just like her 'concerts'!


Funny that she hated him being away touring so much yet when she filed for divorce she asked for spousal support from him. So she has no problem taking the money he makes touring....These two strike me as totally immature,especially if the part of the article that said she filed for divorce to shock him or make him change his plans. That's not something a mature person does.


ashley should like fuck off shes the main reason Fall Out Boy Broke up in the first place


he's so ugly


I heart Bronx, and hope the best for each Ashlee and Pete. They do love and adore their son.


All she had to do was wait, I'm sure his new band will tank shortly.


Yea sure, a divorce over constant touring or cuz he keeps on fuckin strippers hhummm??
You knew he liked to party, marring and having a kid doesn't change a person. He could have chosen to stay close to home but he didn't.

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Ashlee Simpson Biography

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
Oh, Ashlee Simpson, ye of little worth. She is Jessica's annoying, less hot, talentless, plastic surgery-loving little sister. Woo! Yup,... More »
Dallas, Texas
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Ashlee Nicole Simpson-Wentz

Ashlee Simpson Quotes

I didn't know I'd be getting married right now, but I'm so happy to be! I'm a lucky girl.

Ashlee Simpson

Do I look like I had 10 cheeseburgers or something?

Ashlee Simpson [avoiding pregnancy questions]