It looks like divorce runs in the family. Although Jessica Simpson is planning to marry her fiance Eric Johnson soon, she’s already been divorced once from singer Nick Lachey (who recently had a baby boy with his new wife Vanessa Minnillo). Ashlee Simpson divorced Pete Wentz in 2011. Now, their parents Tina and Joe are seeking a divorce after 34 years of marriage.
The couple released a joint statement saying, “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.”
That “any other allegations” might be a reference to the National Enquirer story that broke this week alleging that Joe Simpson is a closeted homosexual, who came out to his family a few months ago.
Regardless of the story, there’s no denying Joe Simpson has had a rough few months. He was arrested for a DUI late this summer and could face jail time and a hefty fine.
A month later his wife filed for divorce in Texas. Joe then filed his own divorce petition requesting he not owe Tina one red cent. Nice, Joe. Their Encino, California mansion is already on the market listed at $4.3M.
Here’s hoping Jessica’s new marriage breaks the curse in the Simpson family.
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