The popular singer and songwriter Ashlee Simpson, also spelled “Ashley”, is the younger sister of American pop star and fashion designer Jessica Simpson. She is best known for her debut album “Autobiography” and her participation in the reality show “Newlyweds”: Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.
The Texas-born American citizen is not only known for her widely acclaimed songs, which have sold very well around the world, but also for her dancing skills, as recognized on her sister’s debut album Sweet Kisses, which helped her to fame. Ashlee is without doubt one of the few young female pop-rock stars destined to surprise the world.
Biography and age
Ashlee was born on 3 October 1984 as Ashlee Nicolle Simpson. She was born in Waco, Texa, the daughter of the housewife mother Tina Ann (née Drew) and the psychologist Joseph Truett “Joe” Simpson. She is four years younger than her sister, pop singer Jessica Simpson. Together with her sister, young Ashlee attended Prairie Creek Elementary and North Junior High School in Richardson, Texas, where they were raised by their highly religious parents before moving to Los Angeles, California.
By the age of three, cute-looking young Ashlee Simpson was already establishing her movements as a ballet dancer. At the age of 11, she was then sent to the School of American Ballet to perfect her dance skills. While her sister Jessica took steps in her career as a singer, Ashlee was already appearing in TV commercials in which her father acted as her agent. She also had some acting talent, which is why she made a small appearance in an American television sitcom, in Malcolm in the Middle and in the teenage movie The Hot Chick from 2002 in the American comedy. These two opened the way to her higher roles in the television series. For example, she was given a starring role in the comedy television series 7th Heaven, where she played in the 40 episodes of the series Cecilia Smith. During this time young Ashlee also starred in the reality TV series Newlyweds 2003-2005 as herself: Nick and Jessica and the Ashlee Simpson Show.
Despite her great commitment in her acting career Ashlee never left her dance career behind. She accompanied her sister on stage as a background dancer before she released her first single Just Let Me Cry for the Lindsay-Lohan movie Freaky Friday 2003. This track led to her rapid rise to fame and even earned her a record deal with Geffen Records. Between 2004 and 2005 Ashlee released her debut and hit album Autobiography, she started her own reality TV series and also appeared on her sister’s reality show. Her studio album was released on the Billboard 200 and was an instant hit, while her show was enthusiastically received by the American audience.
Ashlee Simpson recorded her third album Ambivalent World in 2007 alongside producers like Timbaland, Chad Hugo, and Kenna. In contrast to her first two albums, the album received mixed reviews because it was not purely popular like her first two albums. In 2016, the young artist announced that she would retire from her acting career to concentrate more on her music career.
Ashlee Simpson has earned a net worth of about $8 million from her three studio albums and acting career. In the first week after the release of her first album, it reached number 1 in the Billboard album charts with 398,000 copies sold. She earned more from her other albums and her acting career, where she was well paid for every television series she participated in.
Apart from her career earnings, the famous musician has her own special clothing line called Wet Seal. For her active performances, she received a Teen Choice Award for Choice Fresh Face in 2004, the MTV Asia Award for Favourite Artist of Breakthrough in 2005, the BMI Award for her song Pieces of Me in 2006 and an MVPA Award for the single Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya Ya) in the Best Art Direction category in 2008. In social media, the blonde beauty has a huge following, including 574k followers on Instagram, 2.74 million followers on Twitter, and more than 362k followers on Facebook.
Ashlee Simpson Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Kids
As versatile and talented as she is, Ashlee became a public figure admired especially by the opposite sex, and as such, she had several relationships with famous people in the entertainment industry. Among her friends were Josh Henderson, with whom she spent almost two years, from 2002 to 2004, and Ryan Cabrera, a musician like herself. Finally, on May 17, 2008, she married Pete Wentz, an American bassist, lyricist and background singer with the American rock band Fall Out Boy. The wedding ceremony took place at the home of Simpson’s parents in Encino, California, and was performed by Ashlee’s father.
Ashlee then had her name changed to Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, and on November 20 the couple had their son, whom they named Bronx Mowgli Wentz. Ashlee filed for divorce from Wentz on February 9, 2011, citing insurmountable differences, and applied for the restoration of her maiden name. The divorce was finalized on November 22, 2011, and shortly after their separation, she began dating Vincent Piazza, an actor best known for his role in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire.
Ashlee’s relationship with the American actor of Italian descent lasted only one and a half years before she left him to meet another actor, Evan Ross. On August 30, 2014, they exchanged vows at Diana Ross’ estate in Connecticut, and by July 2015 Ashlee already had her second child, a girl named Jagger Snow. That same year she signed to change her name to the original legal last name of her husband, Ross-Næss. 5 foot 7 inches tall Ashlee currently enjoys her marriage with her husband and two children.