Team Ashlee had their turn to tell their version - now Team Pete is telling a completely different one.
Conflicting stories are arising to explain why Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Pete Wentz this week. One source earlier in the day claimed that Ashlee was fed up with Pete's "erratic" behavior, but a source close to Pete is saying that isn't the case.
According to an insider, Pete is telling friends that he and Ashlee have grown apart in recent years, adding:
"After Bronx was born Ashlee made a conscious decision to get out of the business, but Pete's heart was in music so he kept touring and that became a big issue in their relationship."
So, distance didn't make the heart grow fonder. We get it. But Pete hasn't been touring for awhile now, has he? We feel like we've seen them together a lot over the past year.
This also doesn't explain why Ashlee is looking for spousal support on top of child support and primary custody. As she already has enough of her own money, the only reason to go after his is for retribution. He had to have done SOMETHING to piss her off! However, this source is echoing previous reports that there was no third party involved with their split.
But then the source added that Pete wants joint legal and physical custody of Bronx, which conflicts with Ashlee's petition for primary physical custody.
Oh geez. Let's hope this doesn't get ugly. Remember guys, you keep telling us this split is amicable. Let's try and keep it that way.
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