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Did Joe Simpson Break Up Ashlee And Pete Wentz?

Thu, February 17, 2011 9:14pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Sources claim Ashlee’s father is keeping her from reuniting with Pete Wentz

We were saddened to hear the news Ashlee Simpson was filing for divorce from Pete Wentz. This was only worsened by reports Pete, 31, was desperately trying to reunite with his wife, crying and begging Ashlee, 26, to take him back. Now, it seems like Ashlee’s dad Joe has stepped in to make sure they don’t get back together.

“Just like when Jessica split from Nick [Lachey], Joe is doing nothing to encourage Ashlee to give the marriage another try, if only for the sake of her son,” an insider tells Popeater. “Joe likes being the only man in his daughters’ lives.”

Meanwhile, Joe is publicly announcing his support for his daughter. He tells OK! Magazine, “We will never let our daughters be alone. We are here to hug them and give them a shoulder to cry on.”

And as for his daughter’s relationship with the father of her son Bronx, 2? “Things were not right for a while,” explains Joe.

Pete went crying to Joe and Tina a day after Ashlee filed, in a failed attempt to smooth things over with her parents and win his wife back. “Joe got rid of Nick, and now he is saying goodbye to Pete,” a friend of Pete’s says. “Let’s hope Ashlee finds more happiness than Jessica did when she finds herself officially single again.”

Lorena O’Neil