Ashlee Simpson engaged

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz confirm engagement

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have become the latest celebrity couple to get engaged.

The happy couple posted a comment on friendsorenemies.com saying: ‘We are thrilled to share that we are happily engaged. Thank you for all of your support and well wishes – it means the world to us. We consider this to be a very private matter, and we wanted to be the first to tell you and to hear it straight from us.’

Older sister Jessica Simpson said her younger sibling is ‘overflowing with joy’, adding: ‘Pete is an incredible soul. They naturally bring out the best in each other. I couldn’t be happier.’

And their dad, Joe, confirmed that Wentz, the bassist for rock band Fall Out Boy, went down the traditional route of asking him before he went down on one knee.

‘[Pete] did ask me,’ says Joe. ‘I told him that I would be honoured to have him as part of my family.’

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