Simpson and Lachey ended months of speculation in November (05), when they announced their decision to go their separate ways, and the sexy singer filed for divorce on Friday (16DEC05).
And pals now say that she plans to recuperate during a sun-soaked break with her sister ASHLEE and parents TINA and Joe as she prepares to spend Christmas as a single woman.
A source says, "She's doing okay. She is emotional, and as upsetting as this is, she knows she made the right decision."
Since the split, Simpson has been staying at her parents' house in Los Angeles, while Lachey remains at the couple's Calabasas, California, home.