Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Reveal Weird Studio Habits, Spousal Pet Peeves & More

Ashlee Simpson, 34, has returned to music after 10 years, this time with her husband (and Diana Ross’ son), Evan Ross, 30. The making of their soulful EP — I Want You, out Oct. 12 — was documented on their reality show, Ashlee + Evan. The set blends Simpson’s pop-punk roots with Ross’ raspy voice — but they differ on more than just their influences.

BIGGEST SPOUSAL PET PEEVE

Evan: “She always has a blanket and pillow, takes up the couch and falls asleep.”
Ashlee: “I love Crest toothpaste, but he loses the caps!”

GO-TO ACCESSORY

Evan: “My faded black Gunner Foxx hat. It has [my daughter] Jagger’s name in it.”
Ashlee: “A good hoop earring. I can wear a sweatshirt and feel like I got spiciness to me.”

REALITY-TV GUILTY PLEASURE

Evan: “I like Vanderpump Rules. I mean, it’s chaos.”
Ashlee: “Southern Charm. It feels like, ‘This can’t be normal.’ ”

FAVORITE DIANA ROSS SONG

Evan: The Land Before Time theme song [“If We Hold On Together”] because she dedicated it to us.”
Ashlee: “ ‘Upside Down.’ It makes you want to put a cool outfit on, dance around and have a Diana Ross moment.”

WEIRDEST STUDIO HABIT 

Evan: “I end up staying too long, wanting to do things a million times, until they’re like, ‘Dude, we can move on.’ ”
Ashlee: “I pack a big bag, like I’m traveling somewhere, with a blanket and socks. I’m a creature of comfort.”

BEST KIDS ACTIVITY

Evan: “Jumping on the trampoline. It’s one of the best things at our house.”
Ashlee: “I love to take them to try new things. This year, we’re going skiing.”

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 20 issue of Billboard.

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