According to reports, the newly engaged Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are expecting their first child! The baby is due in October, and the parents-to-be are ecstatic with joy.
Ashlee, 23 and Pete, 28, have been together just 18 months but are as “perfect for each other as any two people could be,” a friend of the couple tells OK! magazine. “They don’t spend a minute apart if they can possibly avoid it and are over the moon about the baby.”
Unfortunately none of that happiness was enough for Ashlee to overcome a fierce bout of what appeared to be morning sickness at the Chart House restaurant in Malibu on April 12th.
Ashlee and Pete were there along with her family to celebrate the college graduation of his assistant. But the moment they arrived at the oceanfront restaurant, Ashlee made a mad dash for the ladies room, leaving Pete waiting anxiously at the door!
Ashlee, drinking only water, looked thoroughly ill but still did her best to enjoy the luncheon. Pete, however, was in great spirits, though his thoughts were clearly never far from Ashlee. “He was holding her hand the whole time,” a witness told OK! magazine.
Meanwhile, the first-time mom and dad are busy putting together a wedding. “They’re planning on something in the Santa Barbara area probably by the end of May,” the friend revealed to OK! magazine. “Ashlee would like to walk down the aisle before she’s showing – although she’s very cute the way she’s always checking out her belly now and asking everyone, ‘am I showing yet?’”
UPDATE: Pete Wentz has addressed rumors that Ashlee Simpson is pregnant, calling it a “witch hunt” in an email.
“There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood,” he wrote to MTV News on Monday. “This is all news to me. I can’t wait for the story about how I’m really in a gay relationship and this is all just a cover … I mean really, this is crazy … I mean we’re engaged, that’s true, and happy about it.”
When asked about the pregnancy, reported by multiple outlets Monday, a rep for the couple would only say, “We are thrilled to confirm their engagement and congratulate this happy couple. Beyond that there is nothing to add.”
Hmmm…we’ll see !