Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Files for Divorce from Pete Wentz

Celebrity Body Feb. 9, 2011 AT 12:14PM
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Files for Divorce from Pete Wentz Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

After nearly three years, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz want out of their marriage.

"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," a rep for the stars tells in a statement. 

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"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."

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Citing "irreconcilable differences," Ashlee, 26, filed papers in an L.A. court Wednesday, documents at TMZ confirm.  In the filing, she asks for joint legal and primary physical custody of Bronx -- and seeks spousal and child support.

After embarking on a romance in late 2006, the singer and actress wed Fallout Boy rocker Wentz, 31, in May 2008 -- when she was about 3 months pregnant with their son Bronx, now 2.

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"They've been unhappy," an insider close to the couple tells "They're living two separate lives."

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Back in June 2009 -- just 13  months into their union -- Us Weekly reported serious friction and combative fights between the newlyweds, who struggled to adjust to their new roles as spouses and parents. "They fight constantly," a source told Us at the time. "She is seriously considering leaving him....They're in different places."

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