Joe Simpson **cannot post till 1pm PST 10/27

Joe Simpson is pressing on—and apparently staying caffeinated while doing so!

Ashlee and Jessica Simpson's father was spotted yesterday in Los Angeles, the first time he's been photographed since news broke that wife Tina filed for divorce last month after 34 years of marriage.

Tina was the one who filed the paperwork, but a rep for the family described the split as amicable.

"The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time," the rep said.

Papa Simpson looked fit in a light yellow sweater, black pants, bright sneakers and shades as he grabbed a beverage on Friday.

Both of his famous daughters appeared this week to be carrying on as usual in the wake of the rough news (which, obviously, probably didn't come as breaking news to them this week): Jessica stepped out to go to the gym on Wednesday, while Ashlee was seen yesterday toting her French bulldog.

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