Jessica Simpson's Parents File for Divorce after 34 years of Marriage
After 34 years of marriage, Tina and Joe Simpson, parents to pop stars Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, have decided to call it quits.
Their statement to PEOPLE magazine came the same day that buzz built around a story in the National Enquirer reporting that Joe has announced he's gay.
"It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved," says the rep. "Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."
Tina, 52, and 54-year-old Joe â" a manager and former minister who is often referred to as "Papa Joe" â" are also parents to Ashlee Simpson and have two grandchildren between their daughters.
None of the Simpsons have spoken out further about the split â" or the rumors.