THIS JUST IN FROM ASHLEE SIMPSON
"We know there has been a lot of speculation recently about Pete and I and we wanted our fans to be the first to know, because you guys are the best. Yes, we are thrilled to share that we are happily engaged. Thank you for all of your support and well wishes - it means the world to us. We consider this to be a very private matter, and we wanted to be the first to tell you and to hear it straight from us."
- Ashlee and Pete
In Touch Weekly has more deets from an inside source:
In Touch can exclusively reveal that Ashlee Simpson is engaged to boyfriend Pete Wentz! "He got down on one knee and she said yes," a family friend tells In Touch. The couple went away to Colorado just days ago where Pete's brother had an art exhibit, and that is where Pete, 28, popped the question to Ashlee, 23. "She has an amazing ring, and they are so in love," adds the friend. And Ashlee's parents, Joe and Tina, not only approve but are thrilled! The couple that started dating in October 2006, have not set a date for the wedding just yet. Congrats Pete and Ashlee!
US Weekly is adding to the mix, throwing in speculation that the couple may have gotten engaged because Ashlee is pregs:
A rep for Simpson tells Us, "Yes, they are happily engaged." Earlier today, the singer told Us, "I'm really happy!" One possible cause for the quickie engagement - a pregnancy, to which her rep had no comment and referred Us to friendsorenemies.com, where [the couple posted their official announcement].
There is really NO BASIS for the pregnancy rumor but you know someone had to throw it out there. In any regard, much love and congrats goes out to Ashlee and Pete on their happy news. Here's hoping they have a long and happy marriage together. [Source]