Jessica Simpson’s mother Tina has filed for divorce from Jessica’s dad Joe. The divorce filing — dated September 24 in McLennan County, Texas — was confirmed in court papers obtained Wednesday. The parents of the singer-actress have been married for 34 years. “It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved,” a rep for the family tells ETonline.
Tina Simpson claims she has separate property from her husband and wants to keep it.
In the county where Tina filed, there are strict rules about how divorcing spouses have to behave toward each other during proceedings. If one spouse violates the rules, they could be found in contempt of court.
Joe filed a response to Tina’s divorce petition days later, insisting Tina get nothing from the split.