Well, when it comes to the news that they're living apart, we guess it's not that easy to hide.
Now Nick has finally responded to the rumors, and his answer confirms our worst fears for the pair. He said:
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Ruh roh! It seems someone can't quite escape under the pressure of her daddy's thumb!
We were SO excited to hear that Ashlee Simpson — the infamous SNL lip-syncer jig-dancer — is hard at work on a new album, but it seems that the MAIN reason she is back in the studio is because daddy Joe Simpson wants to make $$$ off her resurrected music career!
Apparently, Joe always favored Jessica Simpson and was heavily involved in her success, but now that Jessica has chosen sides in her parents divorce and is NOT supporting her daddums, Joe has turned his money-hungry gaze on Ashlee!
"It’s no secret that Joe favored Jessica over Ashlee when they were growing up. Jessica was always the more famous and most successful of the two, and made the most money for the family. So, for years Joe made sure Jessica got his full attention and Ashlee basically took the back seat and had to rely on mom Tina Simpson for support. But, now, Joe is doubling down career wise on Ashlee. Ashlee is Joe’s main source of potential income right now as Jessica doesn’t want him to manage her, and he is pushing her hard."
But Ashlee is such a tough nut… I mean have you listened to her song Rule Breaker? She would never let The Man (in this case her father) control her oozing bad-assness… HA!
But for serious, we hope that Ashlee is creatively and financially in control of her career.
And we hope that Joe gets whatever help he needs, cause from what we hear, someone may have a case of the closet gayness and needs to deal with some DEEP down issues…
Don't let those feelings manifest in such negative ways dude! Embrace yo true self!
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