Yesterday it was revealed that Ashlee Simpson had been photographed at a Los Angeles shopping mall with a new man on her arm, it was former Chiodos frontman Craig Owens.
To make matters worse, Owens was identified as one of Pete Wentz’s pals, whom he just signed to his record label, Decaydance Records.
Wentz was said to be shocked over the news and photos, and couldn’t believe his friend would do that to him.
But a friend of Ashlee Simpson is defending her, claiming that she and Owens are just friends.
The Simpson source tells People Magazine; “Craig is a longtime friend and was comforting Ashlee during this difficult time. She’s not moving on. There’s no race for a new relationship. They’re friends.”
You buying it? Is Ashlee just hanging with a friend, or just attempting to keep it quiet for now?