Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and husband Pete Wentz are reportedly struggling to entice celebrity magazines to buy snaps of their newborn son Bronx Mowgli.
Ashlee and Pete welcomed Bronx in November, and the proud parents are said to be keen to show their tot on the front pages of a popular American publication.
But the pair has reportedly failed to secure a deal with any of the major tabloids, according to PageSix.
A source told PageSix, “Pete and Ashlee have approached every single celebrity magazine with offers to sell their first photos, but nobody wants them. Covers of them tend not to sell well.”
Hmmm…I suspect that they have had plenty of opportunities to strike a deal with a major mag, but Ashlee and Pete simply didn’t think the price that they would be paid to be high enough.
In other Ashlee and Pete news, Ashlee wrote on her MySpace Celebrity blog: “Motherhood is the most fantastic experience I have ever been thru. Bronx makes me laugh and smile everyday!”
The new mom continued: “I finally left the house for Fall Out Boy’s show on Monday night, which was so good. Their new songs sound awesome live, I can’t wait for their new record!”
“And last night I went to [husband] Pete [Wentz] and Bronx’s godfather, Travis,’ art show,” she added. “It’s amazing to see how many artistic outlets those boys have! Made me very proud. It was an awesome show and so many of our friends and family came out to support.
“I hope you guys have a great holiday,” she wrote. “I can’t wait to spend it with my new family. Christmas tree goes up tomorrow! XO Ash.”
UPDATE: After this news was being reported the past few days, Pete Wentz offered he following information in response on his blog:
ring ring, its the truth calling…
About baby pics gossip: truth is like every celeb couple we were offered
mounds and mounds of money by mags from here to Guam to pimp out the baby. We just don’t want to go down that road with him.
We are not placing judgment on those that do as they often use the money in a very charitable way. However, we have made the decision to not sell Bronx’s baby pictures right now. We understand that like other celebrities have said, “there is a bounty on our heads” for these pictures. There is a danger when there are cameras being held over walls and into our backyard. We are followed day and night and that was fine when it was us but we are going to do our best to shelter Bronx from that as much as possible. Its scary to be followed by 10 cars to your home. We understand the curiosity, just not the viciousness that comes along with it when it becomes so insatiable. We know there will be a time when we’ll share him with everyone because that insatiable curiousity becomes unsafe or simply because we’re proud parents who want to show him off! We know our fans support and care about us and want to know about our family and we’ve always been straight up and open with those who care about us most, so at some time, when it makes sense, Bronx will be out in the world.
In the meantime, we’d like to say thank you to those who have allowed us relative privacy in letting us just be a family for now – and to enjoy all the happiness he’s brought us.
ps trust me he’s cute. he looks like his mommy.
Well…you be the judge. Though this may sound pessimistic, I think this is just a little pr spin. I think if People magazine wanted them…and offered them the “right” amount of money, they would have gladly sold the pics.