Ashlee Simpson looks to be heading for a child custody battle after her husband Pete Wentz submitted legal papers asking for joint primary and legal custody of the couple's son Bronx.
Ashlee Simpson, the American singer-songwriter who recently split from husband Pete Wentz, appears to be caught up in a child custody battle after the pair filed differing court requests concerning their son Bronx, reports Tmz.com.Wentz has submitted legal papers in Los Angeles where he asks for joint primary and legal custody, but 26-year-old Ashlee has sought primary physical custody and joint legal custody. Another discrepancy in the couple's requests is that Wentz is seeking each party to pay their own legal fees, while Simpson is looking for the Fall Out Boy star to pay both. The couple married back in 2008 when Ashlee was three months pregnant with their little-boy Bronx. It is currently unclear why the pair decided to separate but a statement released after their divorce announcement noted, "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority".
Ashlee Simpson released her last album, 'Bittersweet World' in 2008. The record, produced by Timbaland, Chad Hugo and Kenna, peaked at number four on the Us Billboard 200.