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Where will little Bronx live now that his parents are splitting?
When Ashlee Simpson, 26, filed for divorce from Pete Wentz, 31, in February, she asked for primary physical custody of their 2-year-old son (meaning he would live mostly with her) and joint legal custody, which is a way of saying she and her soon-to-be ex would share all important decisions regarding his care.
But now Wentz is firing back. The Fall Out Boy rocker filed a divorce response on Tuesday asking that the court award both of them joint primary and legal custody.
In another point of contention, Wentz asks in the new court papers that he and Simpson each pay their respective legal fees; she had originally requested that the rocker pay the costs for the both of them.
The pair, who married in May 2008 when Simpson was three months pregnant, seemed to be blissfully happy at first. But cracks started appearing with the demands of parenthood, a source told Us Weekly. "Ashlee loves Bronx but jumped into marriage and having a baby too quickly," the source said in 2009. "They feel they got trapped in a situation they were too young for."
On the positive side, both Simpson and Wentz say they are putting Bronx first. At the time of their split they insisted their little boy's "happiness and well-being remains our number one priority."
And even though they have some custody issues to sort out, the fight may not be as brutal as many other Hollywood custody battles. A source close to Wentz tells People that they're trying to keep things peaceful: "There's no fire. It's a very straightforward response asking for joint custody and fair distribution of attorney's fees. He's not gearing up for a custody war."