Jessica Simpson Files For Divorce From Nick Lachey

Singer cites 'irreconcilable differences' in paperwork filed Friday.

Jessica Simpson, whose split with Nick Lachey was announced last month, filed for divorce on Friday (December 16).

Simpson, filing under her legal name of Jessica Simpson Lachey, cited “irreconcilable differences,” according to a public-information officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

In the paperwork, Simpson requested Lachey not be awarded spousal support and listed their community property as unknown at this time. It will be amended at a later date.

According to California law, money earned during a marriage is equally divided between the spouses unless there was a prenuptial agreement beforehand.

Simpson and Lachey married in October 2002 and used their marriage, via the MTV reality series “Newlyweds,” to catapult their careers.

After months of tabloid speculation, the couple announced on November 23 that with “careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways” (see “It’s Official: Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey Split” ).

Lachey has since signed on to play a newlywed in a sitcom pilot for the WB (see “Nick Lachey A Newlywed Again” ).