Ashlee Simpson Spotted Out After Parents' Divorce Announcement

Posted Thursday October 25, 2012 4:30 PM GMT

With puppy dog in tow, Ashlee Simpson was spotted out with for the first time on Thursday (October 25) since news broke about her parents’ divorce.

The 28-year-old carried her darling French bulldog around Los Angeles, while donning black skinnies and brown booties.

As recently reported by GossipCenter, Ashlee and Jessica’s parents, Tina and Joe, filed for divorce on September 24 for “discord or conflict of personalities.”

Aside from the court reports, tabloids are blaming the divorce on another reason, claiming that the singers’ dad is gay.

An insider explained, “Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet. He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men. Joe said it wasn’t fair to her, and it wasn’t fair to him.”

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