Ashlee Simpson’s Baby Pictures Fetch Bargain Basement Prices

Ashlee Simpson looked the part of the glowing expectant celebrity mom after leaving Virgil’s BBQ in Midtown Manhattan after a double-date between her, fiance Pete Wentz and new parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. I don’t understand this couple’s fascination with greasy bangs, but maybe that’s why their relationship works. They were in NYC for Ashlee’s recent appearance on TRL.

I can only imagine what the two couples discussed over their meals. The guys probably chatted about their preferred shade of black hair dye, whilst the gals waxed poetic about how awesome pregnancy boobs look.

Ashlee and Pete have given up their attempts to weakly deny pregnancy rumors and Joe Simpson is working overtime trying to sell exclusive baby pictures for top dollar, and he seems to be overestimating his selling price. Papa Joe is hoping to fetch one million big ones, while sources reveal to Page Six that $60,000 might be a more reasonable figure.

According to a magazine editor that chatted with Page Six, this pregnancy seems less like a coincidence and more like a promotional stunt. “The timing is a little suspicious. Her album [‘Bittersweet World’] is dropping next week, and there was little to no interest until now. Ashlee’s lucky she got pregnant, frankly.” Those Simpson girls really have made quite comfortable careers for themselves out of being in relationships.


More photos of Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are after the jump.

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