Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend Evan Ross become engaged during their vacation to Hawaii. The two have been dating for just under a year, but have apparently known each other for nearly a decade. They officially went public with the romance in July of 2013, but there is no word as to when the relationship officially started. The engagement news sets to rest the rumors from last November claiming that Ross wanted to marry Simpson when Ross stated Simpson was “the one.”
Simpson has been divorced from Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz for nearly 3 years and has finally found the love of her life. The 29-year-old singer is said to be in good standings with her old flame to try to keep things normal for their 5-year-old son.
Since family is very important to both of them, they chose to get to know one another’s family before becoming too serious. Simpson was seen over the summer with her future mother-in-law at a concert after-party. This was the first time Simpson had met his mother and claim she was very nervous. After meeting her future mother-in-law, she claims there was nothing to be nervous about. Simpson said Ross’ mother was a wonderful woman and very open. Ashlee was said to have blended in as his girlfriend and it seemed very natural. The singer had also spent the holidays getting to know the Ross family. Meanwhile, Ross was busy getting to know Simpson’s 5-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli.
Many know of Simpson being the younger sister of Jessica Simpson as well as being an actress and singer. Not many are aware that 25-year-old Ross is son of the legendary Diana Ross. Ross, like Simpson, also has the musical gene and began recording his debut pop album back in 2007. He finally released his first single titled Yes Me in 2011.
In addition to his musical gene, Ross has built himself an acting career. The first major role he has portrayed was in ATL with the rappers Big Boi and T.I. Another role Ross snagged was in Life Support as a troubled teen with co-star Queen Latifah. His role in 96 Minutes gave him a critical acclaim which ultimately won him a “Breakthrough Performance” award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. On 90210, Ross has a recurring character role as the Charlie Selby and was also cast as Massella in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1&2.
Once Simpson said yes to the big question, Ross tweeted a photo of them with the caption “The love of my life said YES!!!” Simpson tweeted the same photo with the caption “My baby love and I are ENGAGED!! Hallelujah Hawaii!!!”
There are mixed emotions by the public whether or not they think the engagement is too soon. Though many of their fans are ecstatic by the news and are anxious for the wedding photos to appear. Many are hoping this will be her fairytale love she has wanted. There is no word as to when the wedding will take place.
By: Anjulina MaComber