Ashlee Simpson has legally changed her name to Ashlee Wentz. She tells People.com, “I think that’s something a woman should do when they’re marrying a man. It’s a tradition that I think is a great tradition.” She will go by Ashlee Simpson-Wentz professionally. Ash’s big sister, Jessica Simpson, also legally changed her name to Jessica Lachey after her 2002 wedding to Nick Lachey. She changed it back to Simpson following their divorce.
Ashlee and Pete were married in her parents backyard on May 17, 2008. They are expecting their first child this fall.