Jessica Simpson’s parents Tina and Joe divorced

Jessica SimpsonThe parents of American actress and singer Jessica Simpson have completed their divorce, TMZ reports.

The pair separated in September last year after 34 years of marriage. Speaking to People magazine, they insisted:

“It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved.”

Any other suggestions in the media peculation as to the causes of the split were “completely false”, the pair added. “The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.’”

Tina Simpson,52, then filed for divorce from husband Joe the following month, citing “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for the split.

Joe Simpson is reported to have been keen to move divorce proceedings to Los Angeles from Texas where the petition was originally filed, as he believed he would receive a more favourable settlement there. California hears divorces on a ‘no fault’ basis.

Details of the final settlement have not been released but the family is reported to have assets of at least $300 million.

Photo of Jessica Simpson by John VanderHaagen via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

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