Ashlee Simpson, younger sister of Jessica Simpson, is engaged to Evan Ross, son of Diana. The 29 year-old has tweeted on her verified Twitter account just four hours ago that she and her 25 year-old younger fella got engaged in Hawaii. Simpson seems pretty pleased about this turn of events as she ended her tweet with the words “Hallelujah Hawaii!”
Simpson was married once before to Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz. The band member and Ashlee got married in 2008 and divorced in 2011. In keeping with her personal theme of music inspired love, her Twitter post alluded to her new mother-in-law-to-be by saying that her “baby love” was now her fiancé.
Ashlee and Pete had one child together, 5 year-old Bronx Mowgli, and when the two divorced Jessica’s little sister cited irreconcilable differences and she asked for sole physical custody with joint parenting privileges. After the divorce Ashlee changed her name back to Ashlee Nicole Simpson.
The singer/songwriter and actress appeared on her older sister’s reality television show The Newlyweds and her presence on the show propelled her into the limelight. Since then her own career has, to an extent, overshadowed her sister’s.
The younger Simpson has been with legendary singer Diana Ross’s son Evan since July 2013 and things must be moving smoothly since she tweeted that the two were engaged on Monday January 13. This Twitter announcement comes just shy of six months since the couple started dating.
Apart from being Diana Ross’s son, Evan is a musician and actor who has been working professionally in the entertainment business since 1999 when he appeared in the television film Shelly Fisher. Since then he has appeared in 22 further productions as well being a regular on the new 90120 series as Charlie Selby. He is currently filming The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay part one and two as the character Messalla.
Ashlee appeared with the late Paul Walker in the 2013 film The Pawn Shop Chronicles, along with Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus – fan favorite from The Walking Dead – and Brendan Fraser. Simpson did work on the television series Melrose Place as character Violet Foster from 2009 to 2010. The performer has recently spent less time acting and more time pursuing business interests. She co-developed a young girls clothing line in a collaborative effort with her sister Jessica’s already popular fashion line.
Back in July 2013, Evan said that Ashlee was “the one” and apparently he meant it. The couple made their romance public at the same time that older sister Jessica had the launch of her new clothing line. Later in the year, the two were spotted attending the red carpet premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire where Ross gushingly explained that the young lovers “inspired each other.”
But Evan, the son of Diana Ross, was not the only one who could not wait to talk about how great their relationship was going. Ashlee spoke to E! News at the Hunger Games premiere and said how happy she was. Now she is engaged to Evan and she tweeted the news today while she and were in Hawaii. This will be Ashlee’s second trip down the aisle and the first time for her fiancé Evan.
By Michael Smith