Jessica Simpson's parents separate

Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Tina and Joe Simpson, the parents of U.S. singers Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, confirmed Wednesday they have separated and plan to divorce.

The couple have been married for 35 years and appeared on their daughters' TV reality shows "Newlyweds" and "The Ashlee Simpson Show."

"Tina and Joe Simpson have filed for divorce," a family representative said in a statement issued to UsMagazine.com. "It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."

"Entertainment Tonight" said Tina filed for divorce Sept. 24 in Texas.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Britney Spears surprises Kate Hudson at her game night
Geena Davis to play Jon Hamm's daughter in sci-fi film
YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley dead at 13
Amber Rose publicly forgives exes Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa
Tori Spelling reveals she slept with '90210' co-star Jason Priestley