Ashlee Simpson and Vincent Piazza of Boardwalk Empire broke up: predictable?

When I think of Ashlee Simpson and Vincent Piazza’s relationship, I will forever remember her at the SAG Awards earlier this year as his guest, trying to pull focus during the red carpet interviews with that baby voice of hers. (I looked forever for that E! interview but couldn’t find a video of it, which just goes to show how important either of them are.) Vincent is of course on Boardwalk Empire, and Ashlee is a singer of some note, known more for getting caught lip syncing and being Jessica Simpson’s less famous sister. So their relationship ran its course after about a year and a half, which seems to be the expiration date on a lot of relationships, doesn’t it? The NY Post has the official news, couched in the context of Vincent being away “working” a lot, which is guy code for “I want out.” Here’s more:

Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend, “Boardwalk Empire” star Vincent Piazza, have split after nearly 1 1/2 years of dating, Page Six has exclusively learned. The singer and Piazza broke up over the Thanksgiving holiday, sources tell us, after his burgeoning career kept them apart. One source told us, “Vincent has been working a lot, so he hasn’t been able to spend as much time with Ashlee, which has caused some problems. It was a mutual agreement to split, but things have been bumpy for a little while, so perhaps they might reconcile.” Simpson began dating Piazza in June 2011, following her split with Pete Wentz, the father of her 3-year-old son, Bronx.

[From The NY Post]

Well it’s sad for Ashlee, especially given the fact that her dad is a closeted cheater who is in the process of divorcing her mom. Who would have thought that Jessica Simpson would have the healthiest relationship among her family members? That’s probably just a testament to how dysfunctional this family is.

On a side note, are you guys still watching Boardwalk Empire? I don’t remember many scenes with Piazza this season, but maybe he’s just skilled at blending in. Honestly I haven’t been paying full attention to it and gave up after a handful of episodes this year. When this happened (mouse over for spoiler for past show) Gillian killed that young guy who somewhat resembled her missing, dead son with whom she had an incestuous relationship I got upset and quit watching. Maybe those kind of shock scenes are what make the show so good, but it’s really taking some creepy turns lately.

Ashlee and Vincent are shown in the header on 2-14-12 and at the SAG awards on 1-29-12. Credit: They’re shown in candids on 7-25-12 (with her son, Bronx) and on 5-24-12. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. brin says:

    Blind item supposedly about them said she was a clinger who also used his drugs.
    I haven’t watched BE this past season either, I miss some the characters who are no longer on the show.

    • Vesper Lynd says:

      If i was a Simpson, i’d dread special dates like birthdays and holidays, their boyfriends have a knack for dumping them on such dates…very thoughtful, huh?
      Piazza was Trashley’s jump of, her rebound. That type of relationship doesn’t last in the long run.
      Both Jessica and Ashley have had a reputation of being clingy in their relationships with men.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I was going to say that–I was waiting for them to announce this because the blind was pretty believable. Along with using all his drugs (coke?) she’s apparently very clingy and wanted him to get her a show, which is power I don’t think he has.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Brin, you have to get caught up. Last Sunday’s episode was o.m.g.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    I’ve only seen up to ep 3 this season, so I’m not sure. But Bobby Canavale’s (sp?) character is CREE-PY. I can tell he’s gonna be doing some serious damage this season.

    I hope Asslee doesn’t go off the rails (even further?) now, what with a break-up and the parental BS going on. If I’m not mistaken, she had a drug problem, no?

    • Incredulous says:

      Yes, he is. Full throttle creepy. I’ve yet to see the last two episodes but I am rooting for Harrow so much right now.

      • Anonny says:

        You all gotta get back in it. These last two episodes (finale on Sunday) have been freakin’ a-MAZ-ing.

        On a side note, why is Piazza’s age such a secret??

  3. SmokeyBlues says:

    She seems like a real misery. Like she constantly needs to be told she’s good enough or something. A Debbie downer!

  4. Sam says:

    Last weeks show was SO GOOD. And the week before too. Can’t wait for the finale! Some big stuff just happened to old’ Lucky too.

    • Laura says:

      Yes! Last weeks episode was great, I wanted to cheer at the end finally, because this season has been pretty twisted especially with what Gillian did and the Gyp Rossetti character (I can’t stand him!) But anyway it’s good to see Chalky back in action they did not feature him enough this season!

    • Dani says:

      Yes! This season is sooo good! Definitely not alone about the Gyp thing – he’s a weirdo. Can’t wait for the finale!

  5. bammer says:

    I had no idea they were dating, ha. He looks good on the show but not so much in these candids. Drugs? What is it with the actors on the show. First Michael Pitt, now Lucky Luciano.

  6. Rux says:

    Bring back PAZ she is the only reason I watched that two bit budget Soprano show.

    • busy ramone says:

      You’re an idiot. She was the most irrelevant and disposable character on that show. If she was the only reason you watched you have no taste.

      • Rux says:

        Who took a shit in your cornflakes. I have my opinion and you have yours no need to get nasty and name-calling; that seems to be in your poor taste.

      • The Original Original says:

        yes that was a bit harsh…but it is true that Paz was a completely throw away character who brought nothing to a fantastic and interesting show and cast

  7. natavalina says:

    yes hes too hot for her

  8. annaloo. says:

    My interest was waning on BE, and then that show WOKE THE F*CK UP. I cannot believe the season finale is already here. Well played, HBO.

  9. Murphy says:

    “Who would have thought that Jessica Simpson would have the healthiest relationship among her family members?”

    Yeah…TODAY she does.

  10. roxy750 says:

    I wish she would get back with Pete, focus on her son and be a nice happy family. Poor thing doesn’t have a clue and won’t until later in life. Some of us girls take a while to learn lessons in life.

  11. KellyinSeattle says:

    She has a pretty smile and a cute haircut. I love her black dress; I don’t think she got it from the Jessica Simpson collection; or her bra, for that matter, because J. Simpson’s bras ROCK (a little plug there). 🙂 Maybe she doesn’t always stand up straight but she reminds me of a human Slinky…her posture.

  12. busy ramone says:

    Owen broke my heart. I am so glad they kept Margaret out of Sunday’s episode because I don’t think I could bear it.

    • The Original Original says:

      Me too! I was so sad. Great to see Capone join forces with Nucky. And I really really hope Jillian gets whats coming to her sooner rather than later for sure. Go Harrow! I hope they dont kill him off and I have a sad feeling they are about to.

  13. Jennifer12 says:

    Both Ashley and Jessica broke up with loving, supportive men for stupid reasons. Jessica is now with an unemployed, lazy guy and Ashley can’t ge it together and introduces every new guy to her poor son. Seriously, Ashley?

  14. Amy says:

    Even when it’s bad, I love Boardwalk Empire. And Vincent Piazza is a cutie; he has the BEST voice.

    Also…I’d KILL to see a Jack Huston post around here.

  15. Marisa says:

    I love to hate him on BE right now….and yes, I will take Ashlee’s sloppy seconds, he’s pretty hot in my book.

  16. B says:

    BE has been great this season, IMO.

    Vincent Piazza has been in many of the episodes, but his character – while significant – just doesn’t get a ton of screentime, but neither do a lot of other characters (Chalky, Capone, Harrow, Lansky, Rothstein, Van Alden, etc.). It’s a huge cast and I don’t think that they always do a great job of balancing everyone’s screentime.