It’s the new Mr. Simpson! Ok, well not exactly, but it’s another musician Ashlee Simpson seems to be fond of. The short of it is: His name is Craig Owens and he was working with Ashlee’s soon-to-be ex husband Pete Wentz. He has been in a number of bands you may or may not have heard of and has had some troubles in the past but apparently is pretty talented or at least that is what Pete said prior to seeing him shopping with Ashlee where he reportedly was tucking his arm around her shoulders and leaning over to give her a smooch on the lips. What ever happened to people taking some time after a break-up before hooking up with someone new?
In January of last year, Pete told MTV News that Owens, who is signed to Wentz’s Decaydence label, was his favorite new artist. Then Wentz even tweeted to that in February they “will be partners in crime soon.” But in June last year he denied rumors that Owens was joining his post-Fall Out Boy band Black Cards. Pete did say, however, that Owens had some “amazing new songs”. But this was all BEFORE Owens was seen doing a little ‘canoodling’ at the mall with Ashlee recently.
“Pete did a lot for this guy,” a Wentz source tells UsMagazine.com. “Craig was in another band and got kicked out. Pete found Craig, built a band around him and signed him. He’s shocked at how this guy is repaying him.”
They’ve only been separated a month and nothing is even legal yet -As if Pete’s life isn’t difficult enough, not he has to see his protege get some serious face time with his wife. Definitely a bitch move on her part! But a source close to Ashlee says reports of a romance with Owens are just not true, claiming the whole over-used ‘just a friend who is comforting her through this difficult time’ excuse. The divorce is on and that is all we have for now but this guy very well may have been the culprit. Hasn’t he ever heard of ‘The Bro-Code?’
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