ASHLEE SIMPSON and her new squeeze EVAN ROSS have been joined at the hip in recent weeks, but their famous families are desperate to pry the young couple apart!
The Simpson clan thinks 24-year-old Evan – the playboy son of Motown legend Diana Ross – is too much of a partier for single mom Ashlee. Meanwhile, the former Supreme believes Ashlee, 28, has far too much baggage for her boy.
Rumors of a romance were sparked when Ashlee and the budding actor/musician were spotted holding hands while heading to Teddy’s nightclub at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. on July 1. The following day, they were photographed arriving in the same car to have lunch in West Hollywood. They celebrated the Fourth of July at a bash in Malibu, and on July 8, Evan was seen leaving Ashlee’s Hollywood Hills home.
“Ashlee is head over heels for this guy,” said a source. “They’ve barely been apart since their first date.”
But while Ashlee’s family – including mom Tina, dad Joe and “Fashion Star” sis Jessica – want her to be happy, they don’t think Evan is the right guy for her.
“Evan has definitely earned his reputation as a partier,” noted the source. “He’s young, rich, loves the attention he gets from dating celebrities, and has no interest in settling down.”
Ashlee divorced Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz in 2011 after three years of marriage, and they share a 4-year-old son, Bronx. Pete has moved on to a serious relationship with model Meagan Camper, while Ashlee’s big sis Jessica just had her second child with fiance Eric Johnson. The source says that seeing everyone around her settling down has made Ashlee crave a stable relationship.
But “Evan is the worst possible choice for someone with a kid who is looking for a serious boyfriend,” the source pointed out. “Her friends and family are warning her not to get in too deep.”
Meanwhile, Evan’s been getting similar lectures from his superstar mom.
“Plain and simple, Diana doesn’t approve of Ashlee because of her screwy family and wild-child reputation,” said another source. “She thinks Evan should date someone with less baggage.
“Diana told Evan she likes Ashlee well enough, just not for him and definitely not as a future daughter-in-law.”
Diana, 69, who had a love child with Motown Records honcho Berry Gordy, “seems to have forgotten her own past,” continued the source. “But Evan throws it in her face every time she slams Ashlee, which is often.”
For now, the family objections appear to be falling on deaf ears.
“Ashlee and Evan know their families want the best for them, but they don’t appreciate the meddling,” the source added. “They’re adults and they’re going to do what they want. For now, that means being together.”