While her singer fiance Pete Wentz has been keeping himself busy, doing the best he can to put the brake on the persistent reports that Ashlee Simpson is pregnant with their first child together, a new obvious sign of her baby bump has just been released. OK! Magazine has made public the exclusive picture of Ashlee's apparent baby bump, which was taken outside the Chart House Restaurant in Malibu, Calif. on April 12, the same day she was said to deal with a "fierce bout of what appeared to be morning sickness".
OK! published the picture with the accompanying headline that reads, "OK! Exclusive: Ashlee's Baby Bump Revealed!" The picture shows Ashlee holding hands with Wentz, exposing her not-yet so big indeed growing belly.
Rumors of Ashlee's apparent pregnancy began to hit the news media hot on the heels of her public confirmation of her engagement to Fall Out Boy's bassist Wentz on Wednesday, April 9. Wentz himself was quick to call foul to the pregnancy reports, set the record straight in an email he sent to MTV News, branded the circulating rumors as "crazy".
Has been keeping mum on that matter, Ashlee in fact declined to directly answer questions about whether or not she is expecting a baby during a taping of MTV show "TRL" Tuesday, April 15. "I just think it's an inappropriate question to ask any woman," so she told MTV News' Kim Stolz, adding that "For me, that's something that I didn't ever want to respond to, because I think it's an inappropriate question. Some things, you want to keep personal, and I think that when people deny [reports that they're pregnant], it's probably because it's something they want to keep personal."
Ashlee's appearance on MTV show "TRL" that day was meant to promote her new LP "Bittersweet World".
In the meantime, a source close to the Simpsons family has disclosed to People that the singer is pregnant and that she plans to marry Wentz next month at a friend's house in La Jolla, Calif., north of San Diego.