Ashlee Simpson revealed on Monday, Jan. 13 that she is engaged to Hollywood actor Evan Ross.
He is the son of veteran singing icon Diana Ross and Norwegian businessman, shipping magnate and mountaineer, Arne Naess, Jr., who died in a climbing accident in South Africa a decade ago.
Ashlee, 29, tweeted with obvious glee, “My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!!” The newly-engaged sister of Jessica Simpson included this photo that provides a good look at her decidedly unusual engagement ring.
Her fiance gushed on Twitter, “The love of my life said YES!!!!!!”
Ross, 25, told Us Weekly , “I’m so in love and we’ve got amazing things going on. And we inspire each other. So it’s cool.”
Friends for nearly a decade, Evan and Ashlee went public with their relationship in early July 2013.
He began his film career in 1999 and will appear later this year in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ and ‘Part 2′ in 2015. He is also an accomplished R&B and Pop musician who released a single ‘Yes Me’ in 2011.
The bride-to-be has released three studio albums (2004-2008) and appeared in 2009 as Roxie Hart on Broadway in ‘Chicago,’ and reprised the role at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013. Her latest film, ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles,’ had a limited release in July 2013.
This is the second marriage for Ashlee, who was previously married to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz. Their only child, son Bronx, is 5.
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