updated 02/09/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/09/2011 AT 12:30 PM ET
The 2½-year marriage of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz is over, Ashlee’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the couple said through a spokesperson. “We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives.”
According to TMZ, the divorce documents were filed in L.A. Superior Court, with Simpson, 26, citing “irreconcilable differences” and seeking spousal support.
In the court papers, which were signed by Simpson-Wentz on Monday and filed on Tuesday, it says the couple’s date of separation is to be determined. Simpson-Wentz is seeking primary physical custody of their 2-year-old son, Bronx, with visitation for Wentz. She is also seeking to go back to her maiden name of Simpson and drop “Wentz.”