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The day after Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz announced their engagement, their loved ones say they couldn't be happier about the news. "My sister is overflowing with joy," says Ashlee's older sibling, Jessica Simpson. "Pete is an incredible soul. They naturally bring out the best in each other. I couldn't be happier." And their dad, Joe, weighed in from Augusta, Ga., where he is in town watching the Masters golf tournament with Jessica's beau, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. He confirms that Wentz, the bassist for Fall Out Boy, asked his permission to propose to Ashlee. "[Pete] did ask me," says Joe. "I told him that I would be honored to have him as part of my family."
Awwwww ... how sweet. I can see Pete being the type of guy who would ask the father's permission before asking for the lady's hand in marriage. Naturally, everyone in the Simpson family is going to say how happy they are, there's no big surprise there. But let's face the fact that Pete is not as clean cut as Nick Lachey (then again, look how that Simpson marriage played out) so I'm sure his tattooed and flat-ironed emoness may be a shock to the Simpson family tree. I can't wait to see what their wedding will look like ... with all those Texans on the bride's side and all the rockers on the groom's side (and Pete's dog Hemmingway posing as the ring bearer) it promises to be a hoot-n-hollerin' good time. [Source]
UPDATE: Pink reader Claire reminded me that Pete had given Ashlee a "promise ring" back in February ... the same ring that she has been wearing on her ring finger since news broke of the couple's engagement. Soooooo, either Ashl33n have been engaged longer than we've been led to believe (since Pete gave her the "promise ring" a couple of months ago) or Ashlee isn't worthy of getting a new ring. I suppose it's possible that we've yet to see her real engagement ring ... but I tend to believe the couple have been engaged longer than we've been told.