Ashlee Simpson’s “revenge romance” with ex Pete Wentz’s friend

Ashlee Simpson has been linked with a few guys since the news of her seemingly shocking split (to those who care) with Pete Wentz. She’s been rumored to be hooking up with heavy tatted drummer Travis Barker, which would be a dumb move considering Barker’s history of fighting and reuniting with his children’s mother, Shanna Moakler. Ashlee also tweeted a photo of herself out to dinner with the former guitarist for her band, Ray Brady, right before she filed for divorce. (They were there with Ashlee’s friend, stylist Natalie Saidi.) And she’s reportedly been hanging out and partying with some pro skaters. Now Ashlee has been linked with yet another guy, a rocker friend of Pete’s named Craig Owens who is signed to Pete’s record label. They were photographed together and Star Magazine claims that Ashlee somehow seduced this guy, as if guys need seducing usually. Here are two reports on this, from Star and In Touch via Jezebel’s tabloid roundup.


Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been seeing Craig Owens from the band D.R.U.G.S., which just released its first album on — DUN DUN DUN — Pete Wentz’s record label. The mag has three pix of Ashlee and Craig hanging out together, and apparently they were seen holding hands at the Beverly Center Mall, and they even kissed on the lips. (There’s a lot of teenage behavior in the tabloids this week.) But Ash & Owen better watch out. A family “friend” says Ashlee’s dad Joe is “looking for a professional athlete for his little girl to date.” – In Touch as told by Jezebel

Ashlee Simpson is having a “revenge romance” with Craig Owens, a longtime friend of Pete Wentz. “She played the part of the temptress, getting Craig to ignore his friendship with Pete,” says a source. “She loves that it worked.” Craig has been Tweeting subtle messages like, “When you wake up to messages from someone special… knowing you’ll look at them over & over throughout the day… Smiling really big each time” and “the faith I have in us will keep you near.” There’s a chance that these are song lyrics, but whatever. “Ashlee’s determined to move on first,” the source says. “She won’t tolerate being seen as ‘the poor ex-wife who got dumped. It’s just not an option.” In Touch as told by Jezebel

[From Star and In Touch via Jezebel]

Star is really phoning it in lately. They have a nice twist on this by claiming that Ashlee somehow tempted the dude, but from most all accounts Ashlee is the one who dumped Pete, not the other way around. She’s not seen as “the poor ex wife who got dumped,” and Pete was supposedly begging her to reconsider. These two were 24 and 29 when they got married. Ashlee is just 26 now and she’s playing the field. She may be dating one of Pete’s friends, but it’s probably just because the guy is convenient and her type, and not necessarily because she wants to hurt her ex. Pete is probably pissed off about it though.

Photo of Ashlee and Pete is from 10/18/10, Credit: PRPhotos. Photo of Ashlee alone is from 11/2/10. Credit: Owen is shown performing (color photo) on 8/23/09. Credit: Other photos are from his Facebook page.





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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    harvard is so hard-core.

    and does he actually have a GOOSE tattooed on his neck?

    I got nothing against tattoos in general, just STUPID tattoos. I think some people get to the point that they’d put ANYTHING (including a goose!) on their bodies. at some point, it’s gotta be “enough already!”

  2. happygirl says:

    I love you, CB, but I think to Asslee, every guy is convenient. I think she’s probably playing the field, but I think she should play it a little farther away from Pete’s friends. I think she can probably be a little shit. I’d love to thump her right in the forehead. Although, admittedly, I have absolutely no love for this girl.

  3. Snazzy says:

    That’s a pretty sh*tty thing to do. There are PLENTY of other men that you can bone, you had to bone someone that’s close to your ex? low blow!

  4. Happymom says:

    How much longer until she’s in rehab?

  5. skilo says:

    I have no problem what so ever believing that she would date someone specifically to hurt Pete remember how nasty and hateful she was to Michelle Trachtenberg just because she was Pete’s ex. I’m sorry but I think she is a mean petty person jealous of growing up in Jessica’s shadow and having a sucky career because of her own lack of talent. She just seems bitter, petty, and immature to me.

  6. WYIJM says:

    I miss Pete’s flat-ironed hair…

  7. koala says:

    behold, the wonders of plastic surgery…
    gotta suck knowing your kid’s gonna look like the “old” you.

  8. happygirl says:

    @ skilo – I’m with ya! You’re on a roll today 😉 Love your comment about Brandi on the LR thread – you’re absolutely right.

  9. malachais says:

    @skilo, my thoughts exactly, not to mention this chick has some bad taste in men.

  10. the original bellaluna says:

    It sounds more like “revenge sleeping around” than a revenge romance. Whatever. I put nothing past the Pimpsons.

    But couldn’t she at revenge sleep around with some really hot guys?

  11. Quest says:

    Revenge Romance – there is no such thing…Ashlee you stupid girl, wise up and stop being a slut

  12. Roxanne75 says:

    He’s so cute and she’s so not.

  13. happygirl says:

    @original bellaluna ~ ROFLMAO @ Pimpsons! OMG…I must be giddy from all the crack drama getting ready to go down. I’ll be laughing at that one all day long.

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    @ happygirl – I’m sure our crack-snackage will help! 😉

  15. Bailey says:

    she needs a revenge romance with her plastic surgeon to fix that chin.

    I miss his flat ironed hair too!

  16. original kate says:

    she looks like the lady elaine puppet from the mr. rogers show. not good.

  17. Bodhi says:

    LOL @ original Kate! That is EXACTLY who she looks like! Oh & I did not like Lady Elaine at all…

    This Craig guy is really cute!! And it could well be a swan on his neck…

  18. Missfit says:

    Convenient or not…you should NEVER f*ck your man’s friends…or your ex’s friends…that’s just down right tacky and disrespectful. Stupid whore of a broad. Pete is better off with this twat.

  19. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Nice selection of men there Ashlee

  20. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Doesn’t anyone teach these kids the “Bros before Hos” rule anymore? This guy shoulda stay no to that chinny chin chin.

  21. Isabel says:

    His Wiki has him as sort of a druggie mess who tried to kill himself by OD’ing in 2008.

    Because that’s always what you want around your toddler.

  22. Mshuffleupagus says:

    Her show needs to come back. I miss that pitiful wh*re.

  23. skilo says:

    @Isabel Well no offense, but wiki is not the utmost reliable source of info out there.
    Druggie suicidal mess vs drunken violent whore I’d say the kid might not be that well off with either parent. But, I’m still more willing to give Pete the benefit of the doubt. Just like I think Christiana’s son is better off with Jordan Bratman.

  24. bluhare says:

    PLEASE CB, by all that is holy . . . take down that horrible photo in your links box! PLEASE!

    My eyeballs will thank you.

  25. ToastedSkin says:

    No, Craig, no!!

  26. hayley says:

    looove Craig + hope this isn’t true.

  27. Nikki says:

    @ skilo: Perfectly said, I think that pretty much sums it up!

    @ bluhare: LMAO, I thought the same thing when I saw that thing/person, whatever it is! (Shudders)

  28. Az says:

    I’ve always thought her nose job is amazing.

  29. The Truth Fairy says:

    She definitely has a “type”

  30. california angel says:

    Not like i can really talk because i have cliche rose tattoos but “Sincerity” on your neck, really? douche. lol praise st. angie i just realized you were saying the same thing. agreed!

  31. Confuzzle says:

    I wonder if Pete asked her if her pre nose job nose was growing back and that’s why she dumped him.

  32. eternalcanadian says:

    That’s really tacky. Also goes to show the kind of low standards Ashley has. I’m sure Papa Joe is thrilled. 😉

  33. Overrated says:

    Asslee has got the Aniston chin going…

  34. crtb says:

    That’s one way to reconcile with you ex: Sleep with his friends.

  35. poster 1 says:

    Every time I see photos of these two or Pete by himself, I am reminded of chipmunks.

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