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.
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."