Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson‘s divorce was so sudden that even their good family friend Mark Hoppus says he was “caught off guard” by the news.

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PopEater chatted with Mark about the news of Pete and Ashlee’s divorce and he revealed he didn’t know about it ahead of the announcement.

“I saw that. I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to Pete about it yet. It really caught me off guard,” he said. “I had no idea. I mean, I’m friends with him and Ashlee, our families go out and have meals together and our kids play together.”

“It really, really saddens me that that’s the case and I hope that they’re in a good spot because they’re both very nice people,” he added. “I hope they can work things through in a positive way because that’s a really sad thing to have happened.”

“Especially when there’s a kid involved… that’s no good.”

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Watch Mark’s interview below!

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