Singer/actress Ashlee Simpson and her new husband Evan Ross have jetted off to Bali for their honeymoon. The couple tied the knot at the Connecticut home of the groom's mother, Diana Ross, on 31 August (14) and have since been spotted on vacation on the Indonesian island.
Music legend Diana Ross threw a post-wedding party for her son on Monday (01Sep14) following his weekend (30-31Aug14) wedding to pop star Ashlee Simpson. Evan Ross married Simpson on Sunday (31Aug14) in a private ceremony at his mother's estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the festivities continued the following day with a second big bash at the mansion.
Superstar singer Ross threw a "farewell barbecue" for the newlyweds, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The bash was attended by close friends and family and reportedly had a "lavish bohemian theme".
Superstar Diana Ross blessed her son Evan's marriage to Ashlee Simpson on Sunday (31Aug14) by personally officiating the ceremony at her Greenwich, Connecticut home. The couple tied the knot in front of friends and family over the weekend, with Ashlee's newlywed sister Jessica Simpson serving as matron of honour as the bride's niece Maxwell, two, and nephew Ace, 14 months, took on the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.
Ashlee's own son, five-year-old Bronx Mowgli, with her rocker ex Pete Wentz, walked his mum down the aisle.
Further details about the ceremony have since emerged, with Ross presiding over the nuptials herself and later treating the wedding party to a rare performance of her 1981 hit Endless Love.
A source tells People.com, "When Diana got up to sing at the reception, she surprised everyone, even her kids! She was the only one on the dance floor and everyone rushed to see her."
Ross wasn't the only celebrity wedding officiant this weekend (30-31Aug14) - actress Essence Atkins also helped to marry her best pal Gabrielle Union and her new husband, basketball star Dwyane Wade, at a lavish ceremony in Miami, Florida.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have tied the knot.
The couple exchanged vows on Sunday (31Aug14) during a private ceremony at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the groom's mum, Diana Ross, according to multiple reports.
The bride's newlywed sister Jessica Simpson served as Ashlee's matron of honour, almost two months after her own wedding to husband Eric Johnson, while her kids Maxwell, two, and son Ace, 14 months, took on the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. Bronx Mowgli, Ashlee's five-year-old son with ex-husband Pete Wentz, walked his mum down the aisle.
This is actor Ross' first marriage and the second for Simpson, who was married to the Fall Out Boy rocker from 2008 to 2011. Ross proposed to Simpson in January (14) after just six months of dating.
The bride's father, Joe Simpson, was clearly thrilled about the big day, posting a tweet hours before the nuptials, which read, "Today my little girl gets married. Congrats Ashlee and Evan."
Reports suggest Simpson wore a pearl-embellished white wedding dress and $750,000 (GBP441,000)-worth of Neil Lane rubies.
"Ash and Ev came to my birthday party. I'm friends with pretty much most of the girls I've dated... Evan's been one of my best friends, he used to sleep on my couch way back in the day since he was a baby. To see him with another friend of mine is great." Singer Ryan Cabrera couldn't be happier for ex-girlfriend Ashlee Simpson as she plans to wed one of his best friends, Evan Ross.
Ashlee Simpson celebrated her final days as a single lady over the weekend (09-10Aug14) with a bridal shower hosted at her sister Jessica's Los Angeles home. The Outta My Head singer/actress is engaged to wed Diana Ross' son Evan and the couple is reportedly planning to tie the knot later this month (Aug14).
Jessica Simpson, a newlywed herself, helped her little sister mark the occasion by inviting Ashlee's friends and the female members of their family into her mansion for a pool party, and she shared snaps from the bash with fans on Instagram.com.
In one picture of the whole group wearing floral headpieces, Jessica wrote, "All the beauties celebrating... I love you Ash".
Evan Ross proposed to Ashlee in January (14).
The union will be the groom's first, while his bride was previously married to rocker Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011. They are parents to son Bronx.
Singer Jessica Simpson has become Mrs. Eric Johnson after tying the knot in Santa Barbara, California. The bride wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown as she wed former American football player Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch on Saturday (05Jul14) in front of more than 250 guests, including her sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross, best friend CaCee Cobb and her actor husband Donald Faison, and pal Jessica Alba and her partner Cash Warren.
The happy couple's two-year-old daughter Maxwell served as a flower girl and its one-year-old son Ace was given the role of ring bearer. Ashlee's five-year-old boy with ex-husband Pete Wentz, Bronx, also took part in the ceremony.
A statement issued by the newlyweds to People.com reads: "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment.
"To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."
The nuptials took place a day after Simpson and Johnson hosted a pre-wedding barbecue at the same venue to celebrate America's Independence Day (04Jul14) with all of their guests.
The couple began dating in early 2010 and became engaged on the blonde beauty's 30th birthday in November of that year (10), but the pair had to postpone plans to wed twice after the 33 year old fell pregnant with their kids.
Simpson was previously married to singer Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006.
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R&B legend Diana Ross is reportedly giving her son Evan the wedding present of a lifetime by performing when he marries singer Ashlee Simpson. The couple is thought to be tying the knot in August (14), and Simpson's soon-to-be mother-in-law will take on the role of wedding singer, according to E! News.
The insider also reveals The Supremes icon will be joined on stage by her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Ross and Simpson will reportedly exchange vows at one of his mother's sprawling mansions in either Los Angeles or Connecticut, and fellow music legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson are expected to be among the guests.
This will be actor Ross' first wedding and the second for Simpson, who was married to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011. She has a six-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, with the rocker.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are set to wed at one of Diana Ross' sprawling mansions in August (14). The couple became engaged in January (14) and now sources tell the New York Post Ross and Simpson plan to exchange vows over America's Labor Day weekend (30-31Aug14).
This will be actor Ross' first wedding and the second for Simpson, who was married to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011.
She has a six year old son, Bronx Mowgli, with the rocker.
It is not clear whether the wedding will take place at Diana Ross' home in Los Angeles or Connecticut.
Ashlee Simpson has thrown a lavish party to celebrate her engagement to Diana Ross' son. The pop star accepted a proposal from her boyfriend Evan Ross in January (14), and the couple gathered their friends and family together on Wednesday night (26Mar14) for a bash to mark the special news.
Simpson shared the occasion with fans by posting a picture on Twitter.com showing her cuddling up to Ross. The singer is wearing a white feather headdress in the shot, while her fiance dons a large furry coat.
She added in a caption, "What an amazing engagement party with all of our loved ones! We gettin' (sic) married."
The star's elder sister Jessica was among the guests and she published a picture on Instagram.com showing her hugging her sibling, with the caption, "Celebrating my best friend and sister... I love her so much!"
Simpson was previously married to rocker Pete Wentz, the father of her son Bronx.