Ashlee Simpson has married Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross, of hit 1960s Motown group The Supremes. The event took place today at the groom’s mother’s residence in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The attendees at the wedding were mostly family and friends, keeping the ceremony small but also intimate. Simpson’s older sister, popular songstress Jessica Simpson, was reportedly the maid of honor at her sister’s nuptials. Her son with ex-husband Pete Wentz, bassist and back-up vocalist for American rock band Fall Out Boy, also attended the event. Sources say that 5-year-old Bronx Wentz’s accessories exquisitely complimented the style of the engagement ring that the 29-year-old’s new husband had given her prior to the wedding.
The two began dating just over a year ago, which is also when they were spotted holding hands while exiting the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They became engaged six months later, and the groom-to-be announced the happy news via Twitter. He penned an ecstatic post in which he detailed his happiness that the love of his life had said “yes” to his proposal. Several post-engagement celebrations were enjoyed by the couple, including a bohemian-themed bridal shower thrown at sister Jessica Simpson’s house and an engagement party that was celebrated at mother Tina’s residence. Their last pre-wedding appearance was at STK Downtown in New York City, in which the two were reportedly inseparable, kissing non-stop and discussing their wedding plans as if there was no tomorrow.
The Texas native gave an interview with E! earlier this year in which she gushed about her upcoming marital union, saying that the two were insanely in love and could not wait to be married. She admitted that she was still young, but also said that she has so far lived a life that most do not experience and therefore she wants to grab every opportunity by its handle and hold on to it as long as she can. She finished the interview by saying that she could not envision a happier moment than when she would finally be married to Ross.
Simpson’s last marriage lasted for three years, beginning in 2008 and ended in 2011. In that marriage, the two got married after having dated since 2006. Two weeks after the two wed, Simpson announced her pregnancy, prompting rumors that the event only occurred due to the fact that Simpson was expecting. Simpson has neither confirmed nor denied this speculation. She filed for divorce in February of 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. Custody of their child was awarded as joint legal custody with visitation for both parents, but sole physical custody and spousal support was awarded to Simpson. She then briefly dated actor Vince Piazza, best known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Jersey Boys, for one year. Following their split, which neither one of them attributed to any specific reason other than that they had grown apart, Simpson began dating Ross.
It remains to be seen whether or not Ashlee Simpson’s most recent marriage will meet the same fate of her former one. However, the two seem to be as happy and content as can be for the current time.
by Rebecca Grace