Ashlee Simpson is an old-fashioned type of gal. The punky pop star announced that she is taking her new husband, Pete Wentz’ last name and will now be going by Ashlee Wentz to her friends and family, and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz professionally.
“I think that that’s something that a woman should do when they’re marrying a man,” she told People magazine. “It’s a tradition that I think is a great tradition.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Wentz wants to make it clear that he has played no role in her decision. “These decisions with Ashlee and her name are all completely up to Ashlee,” he said. “I want her to do these kinds of things the way she wants to do them.”
He then said something about this being a positive addition to his family name. “Oh man, I was like upgrade me! You know what I’m saying? The Wentz family, our Christmas card just got upgraded! It feels insane. It feels unreal.” It does, somehow.