Simpson Parents Divorcing

Joe and Tina Simpson, parents of stars Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, are divorcing.

Tina, 52, filed for divorce in McLennan County, Texas last month. She cites “discord or conflict of personalities” as grounds for the split. The Simpsons have been married since 1978.

The Snitch Circuit is abuzz with whispers that the Simpson split stems from rumors that Joe is secretly gay. But a rep for the soon-to-be exes insists the breakup is “amicable.”

“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.”

Joe was popped for drunk driving in Sherman Oaks, California in August. Last week, Tina and Joe put their “storybook” country English mansion in Encino on the market for $4.3 million.

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