Joe Simpson Wins

Guess who’s being blamed for the Pete WentzAshlee Simpson split? From Pop Eater:

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had lunch together with son Bronx in Beverly Hills this week, giving some hope to shell-shocked friends that they might reconsider their divorce. Insiders tell me, however, that’s not going to happen if Ashlee’s dad, Joe Simpson, has his way.

“Just like when Jessica split from Nick, Joe is doing nothing to encourage Ashlee to give the marriage another try, if only for the sake of her son,” an insider tells me. “Joe likes being the only man in his daughters’ lives and is happy that Ashlee has moved back into his home [in Encino, Calif.], just like Jessica did after she announced she was leaving Nick.”

Whatever. Ashlee Simpson is best known for failure and rhinoplasty and Pete Wentz’s eyeliner techniques are more popular than any of his songs, so I’m not sure why we’re supposed to care. It’s common knowledge that Joe Simpson is a controlling creep, so the only surprise here is that he hasn’t sought out to manage The 5 Browns yet.