Ashlee Simpson's Revenge On Pete Wentz — She's Dating His Best Friend!

Thu, March 10, 2011 10:30am EST by 5 Comments

We understand Ashlee wants to move on after the split… but with Pete’s friend? So NOT cool!

It’s been just over a month since Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Pete Wentz, and she’s already been spotted out with a new guy — though he’s not really a “new” guy, because Ashlee has known him for years! In Touch Weekly reports that Ashlee is now going public with rocker Craig Owens, whose band D.R.U.G.S. released its first album on Pete’s record label, Decaydance. “They were holding hands in the elevator, and a lot of the time had his arm around her,” a source tells the mag about Ashlee and Craig’s recent trip to Los Angeles’ Beverly Center Mall. “They even kissed each other on the lips. It was obvious they were a couple.”

It sounds like puppy love between the two — but Craig’s actions suggest he could be totally falling for Ashlee.

“He sends flowers to her every day, and that’s only the beginning,” another source says. “He has even offered to quit his band and let her pursue her career, but so far, she hasn’t budged.”

And while we’re sure Pete isn’t too thrilled with his soon-to-be ex-wife’s new man, he’s not the only one: Ashlee’s father, Joe Simpson, has been “looking for a professional athlete” to set Ashlee up with, another source reveals. (Because we know how well THAT works out for the Simpson girls…)