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Jessica Simpson is teaming up with little sister Ashlee Simpson to create a line of 'tween apparel. Stop now if you're just too excited to continue this article.

As part of the Jessica Simpson Collection, according to WWD, the new products, available in stores in fall, will be geared to the fashion-forward "'tween."

Featuring sportswear, denim and activewear styled after Jess’ “girly, playful attitude,” the line will also feature knit tops, hoodies, pullovers, striped shrunken knits, graphic T-shirts, drawstring pants, footwear and outerwear.

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Jessica and Ashlee will serve as co-creative directors for the line.

”Creating a tween apparel collection was a natural extension for the brand,” Jessica tells WWD. “I’m excited to bring my sister, Ashlee, along as co-creative director because she brings a savvy rocker edge that defines today’s tweens.”

This marks the first ever use of "Ashlee" and "savvy" in the same sentence.

“My goal as co-creative director will be to design clothes that will help inspire young girls to express their personalities and creativity through fashion,” adds Ash, who recently announced she is divorcing Pete Wentz.

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Are Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz reconciling?

The question has been raised more than once since their surprise split and here we are again, wondering if the impending divorce has been called off.

The reasons this rumor keeps popping up are twofold and simple. Pete didn't want to break up and they've just looked so happy together ever since!

Dressed causally, with Wentz carrying 2-year-old Bronx on one hip, the young family stopped by the Beverly Glen Mall in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Pete n' Ash

"They held hands, and Pete especially looked very happy," a source says. "He had his arm around Ashlee. They definitely looked like a couple again."

"Ashlee kept smiling and lovingly leaned on Pete."

This isn't their first post-split outing, nor the first amicable one. They've continued to hang out as a family, even after she filed for divorce in February.

Sources tell People that the breakup is on good terms, and that being good parents to son Bronx is their priority. But is there hope of reconciliation?

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There will be no reconciliation, but Ashlee Simpson does feel kind of terrible for Pete Wentz, and cares for their son enough to hang out with the guy.

That's basically your update on their relationship. Despite reports that they might be patching things up, she's moving on. Just on better terms.

Ashlee Simpson feels badly that Petz is hurting over their impending split, and that's why she spent time with him and their son. End of story.

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Pete, Ashlee and Bronx Wentz about a month ago.

Pete is leaving town for a month-long series of concerts (a big part of why they split in the first place), and she wanted to boost his spirits before he left.

TMZ sources say Pete never wanted the divorce and would get back with Ashlee in a second, but she definitely wants out of the marriage. No going back.

They're both trying to stay on good terms for the sake of their son, Bronx, 2, and because they remain close. But Ash is determined to be a single lady.

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Despite their divorce filing last month and a brewing battle over custody of son Bronx, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz haven't been keeping their distance.

The two bonded over fast food - In-n-Out burger, natch - and seemed quite happy to be together, according to reports. But don't jump to conclusions.

It's unclear whether this portends a lasting reconciliation or just the amicable parting of ways that was rumored to be the case a month or so ago.

P. Wentz and A. Simpson

Is there any hope of reconciliation for Pete and Ashlee?

Last week, Simpson turned heads when she was seen in L.A. with a new guy, rocker Craig Owens, who affectionately put his arm around her shoulder.

A Simpson source told Us that the singer-actress and Owens, who happens to be a protege of Wentz, are simply "longtime friends." Makes you think.

The split has not been that contentious and it's been reported that Pete was not in favor of it to begin with. At least in his eyes, maybe it's not over.

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Is Ashlee Simpson moving on just a month after filing for divorce from rocker Pete Wentz? She was seen with singer Craig Owens of the band D.R.U.G.S.

SIDE NOTE: Charlie Sheen is totally buying all their albums right now.

But is it love? Or, as a source close to the singer/actress says, just a friend reaching out to a friend in a difficult time? Depends what you read ...

"Craig Owens is a longtime friend and was comforting Ashlee during this difficult time," a Simpson source says. "She's not moving on in a romantic way."

"There's no race for a new relationship. They're friends."

Recent reports that Simpson and Wentz are gearing up for a custody battle are also untrue, according to the source, insisting the "split is amicable."

"Right now her attention is on Bronx and some new work projects she has coming up. That's it." For Wentz, sources say it's the same priority: Bronx.

Well, that's good. Not scandalous, but good for Bronx.

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Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson shocked the masses when they split.

Taking things a step further, the once-amicable divorce process is turning ugly. Pete does NOT want his soon-to-be-ex to have primary custody of son Bronx.

P. Wentz and A. Simpson

He's now taking her to court as a result. Wentz just filed legal papers in response to Ashlee's divorce petition ... asking the judge for JOINT custody.

Ashlee had checked the box that indicated she wanted primary physical custody of Bronx Mowgli, 2, who was born shortly after the couple got married.

Wentz also wants each party to pay their own legal fees, even though Ashlee had asked the court to make Pete foot the bill for both parties.

Ashlee didn't specify the official break-up date, but Pete says the two called it quits February 9, right after Pete's wife-less Super Bowl Trip.

Pete's constant touring is believed to be the reason for the breakup.

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Were Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz living separate lives?

There was no third party involved and the recently separated pair is said to be splitting amicably, but since Ashlee filed for divorce last week, it's become clear that she was "extremely unhappy for a long time" with their arrangement.

Sources say Ashlee wanted out for a while. Pete had no idea.

Meanwhile, Pete was quite happy with the marriage and had no idea that Ashlee had reservations about Pete's constant touring and erratic behavior.

When Ashlee told Pete she wanted out, he begged her to change her mind, our sources say. Pete has been crying, asking Ashlee to give him a shot.

Sources say Ashlee isn't budging, however, nor is she likely to. A close friend says she feels they've been headed for divorce "for quite some time."

Sad, but hopefully for the best in the long run.

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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."

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Don't expect a bitter fallout between Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, who filed for divorce Tuesday. But sources also say it was not entirely mutual.

"It's very amicable. They're on very friendly terms and speaking – it's fine," a source close to the couple tells People. "They've just grown apart."

"They've been growing apart for quite some time."

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Ashlee and Pete married in mid-2008. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

Maybe so, but Wentz is getting divorced against his will, sources close to him tell TMZ, adding that he absolutely did not want to end the marriage.

Wentz tried talking Ashlee out of filing divorce papers, to no avail. She wanted out of the marriage, possibly due to the rocker's "erratic behavior."

Still, they're putting on a civil, united front for now.

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Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from Pete Wentz.

Documents were filed in L.A. County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. The couple married back in May 2008.

It's unclear what specifically led to the split. Ashlee wants joint legal custody and primary physical custody of the couple's son, two-year-old Bronx Mowgli.

HAPPIER TIMES: At some point, things apparently went south.

Simpson is repped by well-known divorce lawyer Laura Wasser and is also asking for spousal and child support. Wentz will be represented by Stacy Phillips.

There is no prenuptial agreement in play, according to reports.

The sad news comes shortly after Jessica Simpson's engagement to Eric Johnson. Ash's sister is also divorced, of course, having been married to Nick Lachey.

Here's hoping it's for the best, and that as difficult as this decision must have been, Ashlee, Pete and Bronx can move on with their lives amicably.