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When Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Pete Wentz, her side said it was because Pete was touring too much and was never home and that she didn’t sign up to be a single mother. Pete cried and cried trying to reconcile with Ashlee but it was fruitless. Now there’s another side to the story.

Friends of Ashlee and Pete say she’s the one to blame. Ashlee has been out partying for the last few months while Pete was away. “Specifically, the singer-actress hangs with a crew of pro skateboarders in San Clemente, Calif. and returns home at sunrise. She would loose track of time.”

Pete “started getting burnt out” by it. He felt he couldn’t trust Ashlee while he was on tour. He “would constantly check in on Ashlee, and he’d have his friends call the house and her cell to make sure she said she was where she said she was going to be.”

Meanwhile, Popeater claims Ashlee’s dad, Joe, was partly to blame. In the creepiest quote you’ll read today, a friend says “Joe likes being the only man in his daughters’ lives and is happy that Ashlee has moved back into his home [in Encino, Calif.], just like Jessica did after she announced she was leaving Nick.”

Why wouldn’t he be happy? That teddy bear nanny cam he has in the bathroom has pretty much gone to waste since Ashlee and Jessica left. Just kidding. But not really. That dude is creepy. I wouldn’t put it past him. He probably has gigs of half-naked pictures from his daughter’s photoshoots so he can look them over and critique them.