Ashlee Simpson says her sister Jessica always talks about wanting a baby

Ashlee Simpson makes a kind of bitchy comment about her sister, Jessica, in an interview in the new issue of Redbook Magazine. Ashlee, 24, reveals that her older sister Jessica, 29, is “always saying ‘oh, I want a baby!’” Given how much of an oversharing, open book Jessica usually is I would think that Ashlee would realize that if her sister is so eager to have a kid she should be the one to tell the press, not her. Maybe Ashlee knows this and is trying to get her digs in at Jessica somehow. It just doesn’t sound like a friendly comment to me, especially when Ashlee says she doesn’t envy Jessica’s freedom at all, but it’s hard to tell from this excerpt I guess:

Ashlee Simpson may only be 24, but she’s got one thing older sis Jess wants: a baby.

“She’s always saying, ‘Oh, I want a baby!’ ” Simpson tells October’s Redbook, on sale Sept. 22. “Being a mom’s so empowering and incredible. I’m one of those people who believes that life brings things to you at a certain time for a certain reason, and if you just go with it, that’s where the best moments come from.”

Having her son, Bronx, not only calmed down the once wild singer-turned-actress, it also helped her mature as a person, she says.

“I’ve grown up so much,” she says. “Your body is changing, and it’s such an amazing time to feel that connection … Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes.”

When asked about whether she envies sister Jessica, 29, for her freedom as a single gal, Ashlee responds: “I really don’t.”

[From People]

I don’t have a sister so I don’t have a lot of experience with this type of thing, but I’ve had similar experiences with girlfriends trying to one up me in a roundabout way. Earlier this week I heard an interview with linguist Deborah Tannen, author of the famous You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. She has a new book out about sisters called You Were Always Mom’s Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation. Callers told some really jaw-dropping stories, both good and bad, about their relationships with their sisters. One woman revealed that her sister sniped “it’s been 21 years, get over it!” when she asked her if she remembered the anniversary of the death of their sister, the caller’s twin, who perished in a car accident. When compared to that incident, Ashlee gloating to the press that her sister wants a baby kind of pales in comparison. There’s probably some jealousy there and I would bet that Ashlee is having serious problems in her marriage with emo-fool Pete Wentz, as has been rumored. At least she has a baby and her sister doesn’t, right?

Kaiser and I were talking about this and she offered this piece of insight that sounds dead on. “Ashlee is totally being passive-aggressive in that interview. There’s a lot of stuff going on in that family, mostly because Papa Joe so clearly prefers Jess.”

Ashlee Simpson is shown out at Nobu on 9/3/09. Jessica Simpson is shown in that Bride of Frankenstein outfit on the catwalk in Paris on 9/4/09. Credit:

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  1. M says:

    I have two sisters who are 8 and 14 years older than me. My eldest sister was really upset that our middle sister got married and had a baby before her. It wasn’t so much jealousy, but a sadness that her life wasn’t turning out the way she expected/wanted to at the time. She’s in her early 40s now and is okay (finally!) with the idea that she won’t have kids of her own or may not get married. But when our sister was planning her wedding and preparing for our nephew, our other sister was very passive aggressive, and there were some snarky comments made by both of them. It’s all water under the bridge now, but it made our mom worry a little too much.

    I see Jessica and Ashlee the same way. They love each other a lot but definitely have a lot of gripes about the other’s life.

  2. Sassy says:

    This whole family needs therapy. They all have some f*cked up issues.

  3. HEB says:

    Well if Jessica hadn’t turned into a selfish fame whore, she would still have a husband and would have had a baby by now! Drrrr

  4. Nev says:

    Very much agree that sure is a f-cked family.
    Papa Simpson is holding on to his cash cow daughters.

  5. Firestarter says:

    Oh yawn!

  6. Megan says:

    Ugh! I want a publicity prop, I mean baby, too!

  7. Ana says:

    It really does seem like she’s rubbing it into Jessica’s face.

  8. e says:

    I think every family has it’s problems. This seems like normal sister stuff to me but she should probably just b*tch to her friends and not to the press.

  9. lway says:

    Ashley – your sister needs to hold onto a boyfriend first…..

  10. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Because that’s what these hollow shallow people do to give their empty lives meaning, they want to have a kid and because of their obscene wealth and luxury, they don’t have nearly half the trials and tribulations that real parents with 9-5 j*bs have to face, so the experience is hollow too and it doesn’t fulfill them.

  11. drakeula says:

    I cannot stand Ashlee. I have to turn her interviews, music, whatever off due to it’s grating nature. She is like the fat girl who gets skinny out of high school. she is wildly insecure and demonstrating all the unfortunate characteristics that come with that. esp her tendency towards jealous, catty, vicious, snide comments towards other women she sees as a threat. the truth is, ashlee is NOT talented AT ALL. If Pete were my husband i too would be miserable as well as mortified