Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s Mother Files for Divorce

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Updated on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10:57 a.m. PDT: A rep for the Simpson family tells Celebuzz, “Joe and Tina Simpson have filed for divorce. It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.”

It’s official. After months of speculation, Jessica Simpson’s mother Tina has filed for divorce from her husband Joe, Celebuzz has confirmed.

The Simpson family matriarch filed for divorce on Sept. 24 in McLennan County, Tx.

The two have been married for over 34 years and just listed their $4.3 million Encino mansion on the market on Oct. 4.

TMZ is reporting that, in the divorce papers, Tina claimed, “The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”

Joe filed a response to her original filing on Oct. 1 insisting that she get nothing from the split, as they both have separate properties.

There have been reports that Tina, 52, has been living in a rental Malibu home since the beginning of the year, while Joe, 54, has been residing mainly at the family house in Encino and another home in Santa Barbara, Calif.


It’s been a rocky year for the Simpson parents. Joe was charged with a DUIon Aug. 4 after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint near a bar in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Jessica and Ashlee’s father, who is also their manager, had a .12 blood alcohol level — well over the legal limit of .08.

Meanwhile, Jessica is juggling her time between being a new mom and logging in major hours in the gym. The mother of baby Maxwell tweeted no Oct. 20 after a long day on season two of Fashion Star’s set, “Long day at work. Too lazy to wash my face off before bed! Nighty Night.”

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