She later pursued a career as an actress, and had a recurring role on the family drama 7th Heaven.Her breakout came following her appearance on the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (2003–05), which focused on her sister Jessica and her then-husband Nick Lachey.The album went on to receive a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).In 2006, Simpson began a relationship with Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz, which gained much media attention.Simpson has since scrapped the album, and focused on her child.She began dating actor Evan Ross in 2013, with the couple marrying in August 2014.Simpson announced her engagement to Wentz in April 2008, with the pair wedding the following month.Two weeks after the wedding Simpson announced her pregnancy, thus ending promotion of Bittersweet World. The following year, Simpson joined the main cast of the Melrose Place revamp, which was met with harsh critical reception.
The younger sister of pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson, Ashlee began appearing in television commercials at the age of 15.
The project went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, making it her most successful album to date.
Simpson had a leading role in the film Undiscovered (2005), which became a critical and commercial flop.
Bittersweet World (2008) was released to positive critical reception, but saw a decline in sales for Simpson.
The effort reached number 4 on the Billboard 200, and went on to sell 126,000 copies by 2009.
Simpson's debut single, "Pieces of Me" (2004), became a top five hit in the United States, and topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart based on radio airplay.