Ashlee Simpson is expecting her firsts child with her new husband, Mockingjay star Evan Ross. A second child for Simpson, the baby will be a brother or sister to her son 6-year-old Bronx Mowgli, who’s father is Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz. It will be the first child for Ross who stars in the recent film The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part 1.
Simpson, 30, and Ross, 26, began dating in mid 2013 and after a whirlwind romance became engaged in January before tying the knot in August this year. The extravagant ceremony was held at the Connecticut home of Ross’ mother, music sensation Diana Ross. The star-studded wedding was quite the family affair with, legendary Supremes singer Ross officiating the event. Ashlee’s elder sister Jessica Simpson performed the role of matron of honor, and her son Bronx walked her down the aisle. Since the lavish Greenwich ceremony, the newlyweds have barely left each other’s side with frequent photographs showing them relishing each other’s company.
In addition to celebrating their not-so-long-ago wedding and their new family addition, the couple has also been excited about Ross’ recently released music video which stars both Ashlee and her mother-in-law. Simpson recently took to her Twitter feed to show her support for her husband’s new song How to Live Alone, which was released on Dec. 12. Tweeting her excitement at the release, she let the world know that she thought it was “so good!!”
Music isn’t the only thing that has been keeping the younger Ross busy. The actor has also been involved in last month’s release of The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part 1, the third installment in the popular movie franchise. Ross plays the role of Missella, a member of a film crew which produces promotional material for the heroine Katniss, and the rebel war effort. The actor continues his role in the second installment of Mockingjay, which is expected to be released in November 2015.
Although the Mockingjay star and his wife Ashlee Simpson have not publicly commented on the news that they are expecting their first child, Ross has been open about his desire to start a family with his wife. At November’s Mockingjay premiere, Ross reportedly said that he would love to have kids, “As many as possible.” According to E! News, Ross said that he and Ashlee were “working on” having a family.
The couple’s first baby together will mean another cousin for Maxwell and Ace, the two children of Simpson’s sister Jessica and husband Eric Johnson. Jessica reportedly “can’t wait” to see the newest family album addition, after gushing over the facial resemblance between her son Maxwell, and Bronx. The new Simpson-Ross child will also have extended family courtesy of Bronx’s dad Wentz, to who Simpson was married for three years. In August Wentz’s girlfriend Meagan Camper gave birth to the couple’s first child together, Saint Lazslo Wentz.
With all the tabloids sharing Simpson and Ross’ baby news, it can only be a matter of time before the happy couple shares the news on social media. However in the meantime, music and movie fans can speculate in anticipation that the first expected child of Ashlee Simpson and Mockingjay star Evan Ross will likely be either movie star or a talented musician, perhaps even both.
By Monica Grant
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