And his name is Joe Simpson.
It seems like a lifetime ago, but try to remember when Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were getting a divorce. There was all kinds of talk of Joe interfering with their marriage in those final days, urging Jess to cut her losses and pushing Nick out of the fold. Well, according to insiders, Joe's pulling the same thing with his youngest
money-maker daughter, Ashlee Simpson.
Sources are saying that Joe is "doing nothing to encourage Ashlee to give the marriage another try," even for the sake of his grandson.
Supposedly, Joe doesn't have anything against Pete Wentz personally, but he does want to be the "only man in his daughters' lives and is happy that Ashlee has moved back into his home."
Cut the apron strings, Papa Simps. We hear the two had a very friendly lunch together the other day, so maybe a reconciliation isn't completely out of the question. Let your girl have a chance of keeping her family together.
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