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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz to divorce

UK Today News: Ashlee Simpson seems to be following her big sister Jessica Simpson’s footsteps in more than one way. Besides making a pop music career for herself (like her “A Public Affair” singer sister), Ashlee has filed for divorce from her Fall Out Boy husband Pete Wentz, barely 2 years after the couple married in 2008 (almost the same way Jess did with Nick Lachey).

The reason for the divorce? The evergreen “irreconcilable differences” and the couple go on to add, “We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx [2 years old], whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority.”

However, many critics say it could be due to the fact that the couple married and had a kid when they were too young, and with the growing priorities in their careers, adjustment became an issue. Ashlee had to take a break from her “growing” music career and focus on the domestic life of raising their 2 year-old son, while Pete was busy with his band commitments and seemed pretty happy with his marital life. Some gossip columnists even add that Ashlee was unhappy about being the one who had to quit her career to raise their kid since she felt she was a better musician than her husband.

Whatever the reason the split, only time will say if Ashlee follows her sister’s footsteps once again, in beating her ex-husband to the altar – much the same way that Jessica is doing with her ex-Nick Lachey, in her marriage plans to NFL player Eric Johnson.

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