Simpson Sibling Rivalry Heats Up

It's sibling rivalry at its celebrity best. While Ashlee Simpson's reportedly on the verge of a wedding and her first baby, big sister Jessica, already divorced, is rumored to have broken up with her latest boyfriend.

According to, the younger Simpson will wed rocker fiance Pete Wentz Saturday at a "top secret" location. Ashlee, 23, and Pete, 28, announced their engagement in April. Tabloid reports, blog rumors and "baby bump" photos have fueled speculation that Ashlee's pregnant, but the couple haven't confirmed whether or not they're expecting.

Unfortunately things aren't so sunny for the sister who put the Simpson family on the map. A Chi-town celebrity blog reports that Jessica's boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, was partying in the Windy City this weekend and told his buddies that he'd split from the blond bombshell.

“They’re broken up,” Tony’s pal said. “He told us they broke up and that was that. We’re guys so we didn’t talk about it much.”

Jessica filed for divorce from her husband, singer Nick Lachey, in December 2005. She's been romantically linked to a slew of stars since then, including Dane Cook and John Mayer.

The sisters are in parallel positions on the career front too. While Ashlee's latest CD, "Bittersweet World," dropped last month and climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, Jessica hasn't released an album since 2006.

It sounds like Papa Joe may have some squabbles to break up the next time the Simpsons get together -- which, if the reports are to be believed, will be this weekend at Ashlee's wedding.

Sheila Marikar

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