Ashlee and Pete's Shocking Split: Early Signs of Trouble
USMagazine, Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 12:58pm (PST)
Wedded bliss didn't last very long for Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz.
Although the couple's Wednesday divorce announcement came as a shock to many, insiders saw trouble brewing way back in June 2009 -- when Ashlee, 26, and Pete, 31, were married for a mere 13 months, and prone to explosive blowouts often punctuated by alcohol.
"Ashlee loved Bronx but jumped into marriage and having a baby too quickly," one pal told Us. "They feel they got trapped in a situation they were too young for."
In Wednesday's statement released by their spokesperson, the couple said: "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority."