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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We love tabloid reports you can set your watch by.

No sooner did Jessica Simpson get engaged to than gossip emerged about how she only did it to upstage Nick Lachey, and/or that Eric Johnson betrayed her.

Now the latest, predictable twist. Younger, even less talented sister AshLEE Simpson is planning to have another baby just so she can regain some attention!

ATTENTION-STARVED: Forget kids, Ash. Just wear that ... whatever that is.

Sources say the failed singer and actress, who raises son Bronx with husband Pete Wentz, is furious that her older, more famous sister Jessica gets all the press.

“Ashlee’s career isn’t going anywhere right now,” a source said, “she hates that Jessica gets more press, even more so following Jessica's engagement to Eric."

According to this almost certainly bogus report, “She thinks having another baby will help land some magazine covers and thrust her back into the spotlight.”

Sorry, but the only thrusting involved here will be on Pete's part.

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz was apparently inspired by Emma Watson.

The alleged singer and former Melrose Place cast member chopped off her long hair, marking a major beauty change up and debuting her pixie cut on Twitter.

“Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (@ashsimpsonwentz) new blonde pixie haircut is cute. Ill try and sneak a pic to post,” husband Pete Wentz wrote, then made good:

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Bronx Mowgli Wentz: Matching blondes!

“Yah fam headed out tonight stoked! Cute hair mama!” Wentz Tweeted at Ashlee, who is no stranger to frequently changing up her style. This is a big shift, though!

It's not like Miley Cyrus' braids, which are easily reversible. If you go for the pixie look, you are going all in. This trend seems to really be catching on with the stars.

Do you like Ashlee's new look?

 

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