Ashlee Simpson – Ashlee Simpson, the sister of Jessica Simpson, and ‘Black Cards’ member Pete Wentz, have finalized their divorce. Court records show that the former couple will keep their exact terms of their breakup confidential.
The court record show that on November 22 a huge finalized and signed off on their divorce. The records did not indicate any of the details surrounding the custody of Ashlee and Pete’s 3-year-old-son Bronx.
For the 32-year-old Pete Wentz, since the announcement of his band Fall Out Boy’s indefinite hiatus, has formed the experimental electro-pop group Black Cards. He owns a record label, Decaydance Records, which has signed bands such as Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.
Wentz has bipolar disorder, and has taken medication for it since he was 18. In February 2005, Wentz attempted suicide by taking an overdose of the anxiety medication Ativan, and as a result, spent a week in the hospital.
Commenting on the event to a magazine, he said, “I was isolating myself further and further, and the more I isolated myself, the more isolated I’d feel. I wasn’t sleeping. I just wanted my head to shut off, like, I just wanted to completely stop thinking about anything at all.
In 2004, Ashlee Simpson rose to prominence with the success of her number-one debut album Autobiography and the reality series, The Ashlee Simpson Show. In October 2005, following a North American concert tour and a film appearance, Simpson released her second number-one album, I Am Me. Simpson’s third album, Bittersweet World, was released in April 2008.
On February 8, 2011, Simpson filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. She was asking for joint custody and primary physical custody of their son, along with spousal support. Later in the year Simpson was quoted as saying she believed the couple married to young.