February 9th, 2011
01:09 PM ET
After two-and-a-half years of marriage, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are going their separate ways, CNN has confirmed.
“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the couple says in a joint statement. "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."
Simpson, 26, is rumored to have been the one to file for the divorce, with TMZ reporting that the singer/actress cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason.
The website also reports that she's seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of the couple's two-year-old son, as well as spousal and child support.
According to People, the relationship rumors for Simpson and Wentz, 31, began in the fall of 2006 after they were seen kissing at a nightclub. By May of 2008, the two were wed, and their son Bronx Mowgli Wentz made his arrival that November.
The magazine now reports that the younger sister of Jessica Simpson is aiming to drop the Wentz from her name and revert to being simply a Simpson.
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