Joe Simpson on Ashlee’s split: “We will never let our daughters be alone”


For some reason, Joe Simpson consistently gives all of his late-breaking official statements to OK! Magazine. Granted, Papa Joe isn’t “People Mag worthy” but you’d think Us Weekly would throw him a bone and print his magical words. Anyway, Joe finally makes a statement on his daughter Ashlee’s split from Pete Wentz. To my knowledge, this is Joe’s first statement on the subject, and it’s all folded into a larger story about Pete and Ashlee’s split.

“Things were not right for a while,” Ashlee’s father, Joe Simpson says exclusively to OK!.

“Ashlee has lost weight in the last six months and was upset all the time. When she needed Pete, he was never around,” a friend reveals. “She basically gave up her career when she got pregnant with Bronx. She spent weeks alone; he went on with his life.”

A family friend adds: “Ashlee does have an amazing temper. She’s very spoiled and can be very dramatic. I’ve seen her screaming, slamming doors. She’s threatened to leave a million times.”

“We will never let our daughters be alone,” says Joe. “We are here to hug them and give them a shoulder to cry on.”

[From OK! Magazine, print edition]

There’s more – Ashlee has “trust issues” but some say she had reason to not trust Pete – that he was always coming home with girls’ numbers, and some think he was screwing around. But OK! Magazine also emphasizes how they’re both spending time working on their issues now, and that Pete comes over nearly every day to see Ashlee and Bronx.

Regarding the Joe Simpson stuff – sorry I built that up so much when it was just two little quotes! I wonder if he said much more and they just used the most basic stuff? BUT: “We will never let our daughters be alone.” Yes, that is one of the many problems, Joe.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. CIdee says:

    What father notices his daughter’s weight loss? My father wouldn’t have noticed had I lost 30 pounds. Or gained for that matter. Weirdos.

  2. DGO says:

    If Pete was bringing numbers home, I doubt they were from “girls”. Ashlee comes across as an entitled brat.

  3. brin says:

    You took the words out of my mouth….that’s the problem, Joe. Maybe you should leave them alone!

  4. sasa says:

    Looking at that photo of Papa Joe, Jessica really does look just like him. The open mouth one.

  5. t says:

    “We will never let our daughters be alone.”

    Does this mean he’s going to rent Ashlee a boyfriend for $10,000 a month just like he did for Jessica?

  6. Louise says:

    Joe didn’t talk about Ashlee’s weight, a “friend” did. Parents should be there for their kids but he seems really too involved. There’s no reason for him to give statements about her divorce.

  7. Quest says:

    Joe is always up in his daughters business a little too much for a dad and sometimes for no reason.

    That is weird for me, since I use to drastically chop my hair off and color it from time to time and my father wouldn’t even notice until my mother freaked. LOL

  8. lucy2 says:

    I agree, Louise. Why can’t he just stay quiet and stay out of their love lives?

    Ashlee gave up her career? Um….

  9. eja102 says:

    sounds like Pete didn’t stand a chance with a FIL like that.

    did Ashley have a career?

  10. embertine says:

    I’m really hoping he did not mean that statement to come across as creepy as it did, but let’s face it, this is Joe Simpson here. Creepy is where he lives.

  11. mymy says:

    Left her alone like every other person who has to support the family? If she isn’t working. Someone in the family has to. Until the time he can use the son as the bread winner and spend more time with the wife. Like papa Joe did with his meal tickets.He reminds me of narcissistic Dina Lohan and Kris Kardasion.He has created spoiled girls who thinks the world revolves around them. And heaven forbid they aren’t the center of attention in their relationships 24/7.
    I watched Jessica and Nick implode and with a father like Joe
    it was inevitable.
    The family was hyper fixated on Jessica. And she was so childish acting with Nick. he had the patience of a saint.
    The main reason Jessica has always had a hard time in love is she is convinced she is special. Beyond normal ego. Daddy says so. The man is very sick and lacks proper boundaries.
    And by the way he treated Ashley poorly back then before er nose job. So did the mom. Jessica was the favored. Just Like Lyndsy is and Kim is and Paris was. These are narcissistic parents.

  12. Bite me says:

    What career did asslee give up, bitch please

  13. LisaMarie says:

    Haha Quest, i second that! I went from long and dark to short and blond one time and about a month later my dad was looking at me funny and then asked, “is your hair dufferent?”. Thank goodness he’s not like creepy papa joe!

  14. Nanea says:

    That guy is so creepy. Even if he didn’t remark on Ashlee’s weight loss this time around but instead let “a friend” do it – does anyone remember how he talked to a reporter about Jessica’s “double D puppies”?

    Those girls will never be able to form healthy relationships while that scary figure is looming in the background.

    As others have mentioned: Ashlee had a career? That must have been “Undiscovered”, “Beautifully Broken” or “Invisible” then. 😀

  15. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “sounds like Pete didn’t stand a chance with a FIL like that.”

    and neither did Nick Lachey, and neither will Jessica’s latest rental.

    but as someone else said, Ashlee comes off as a bit of a spoiled brat. yet another mediocre (“lesser”) sibling of a famous person who tried to ride the coattails and didn’t have what it took.

  16. EdithP says:

    I think it’s more “we will never leave our daughters alone”.

  17. serena says:

    God, Joe and Jessica are totally alike.. I mean, that’s the same face! o_o It’s like she the female version of his father.. Anyway where is their mother?

  18. Leticia says:

    a clan of repulsive, ignorant fools.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    Ahh, Mr. Pimpson; that would be the problem then.

  20. Jacq says:

    Our daughters are never alone. Even in, the shower or the bath. I’m a real hands on Dad, shirking the grossed-out general public. What’s that??? I must go now, Jessica needs me to loofah her stretch marks.

  21. Rose says:

    Maybe that’s the problem she gave up her “career” and she resents him for having one. I’ve seen just as many photos of Ashlee partying as Pete, the “friend” also forgot to mention sloppy drunk to the list of her faults.

  22. Bodhi says:

    I’m sorry, but the bit about her giving up her career is HILARIOUS! The girl never HAD a “career” in the 1st place! Its cynical as hell, but part of me thinks that she got pregnant to keep her name in the tabs. I think that Pete will come away from this smelling like roses the way Nick Lachey did. Everyone knows that Asslee is a spoiled brat to the max

  23. poof says:


  24. guesty says:

    exactly. that’s why their relationships continually fail.

  25. Cherry Rose says:

    The chin on that girl…

    Sorry, but after the way Ashlee was drunk in a McDonalds and just showed how entitled she feels and what a brat she is, I haven’t been able to stand her. Not that I ever liked her to begin with.

    Pete might be bipolar, but he’s definitely the sane one in this relationship.

  26. Blaze says:

    Wasn’t it Ashlee Simpson, a few years back, who freaked out on the empoyees at a McDonald’s or something? I remember her trying to jump over the counter, and play the “don’t you know who I am” card…at McDonald’s. ha ha

    It’s somewhat of a vague memory but I’m pretty sure it happened and it was Ashlee Simpson-the reason I’m bringing it up is it would be undeniable evidence that she is indeed, a spoiled brat(and cuz it’s really funny)

  27. lachica says:

    Does Mr. Pimpson (thanks bellaluna) have roseacea of the upper lip? Yech.

  28. ADS says:

    Joe Simpsonson – “We will never let our daughters be alone”. Why does this innocent and fatherly comment seem like a threat?