SIMPSON FILES FOR DIVORCE
Dec. 16, 2005 3:02 PM PST
LOS ANGELES -- Us Weekly is the first to report that Jessica Simpson officially filed for divorce from her estranged husband Nick Lachey this afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court. In documents obtained first by Us Weekly, Simpson cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce and cites Nov. 23 as the date of separation. Simpson's publicist, Rob Shuter, also has confirmed today's divorce filing to Us. Sources tell Us that Simpson was at her parents' home in Los Angeles and Lachey was traveling at the time of the filing. "Jessica wanted to file so she can move on with her life," a Simpson pal tells Us. "This marks the next stage of her life."
The filing comes just a month after the couple made their separation official in a joint statement to Us on November 23. "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," Simpson, 24, and Lachey, 32, told Us. "This is a mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other." [Source]
Ya know ... deep down I kinda thought that Nick and Jessica were just going through this thing and would eventually find a way to reconcile ... but alas that doesn't seem to be the case. Now the matter of money and who gets what comes into play ... Jessica, or more likely Joe Simpson has thrown down the gauntlet ... it's so on now.