Is Ashlee Simpson's dad the reason why she's headed back to the recording studio?

Ashlee is currently recording a new album, and a Simpson family friend tells Radar Online that Joe Simpson has recently been exerting more influence on Ashlee's life. Now that Jessica doesn't want her dad representing her anymore, Joe is said to be more desperate than ever to make money off 28-year-old Ashlee, who is his only source of income. 

"It’s no secret that Joe favored Jessica over Ashlee when they were growing up,” says the source. “Jessica was always the more famous and most successful of the two, and made the most money for the family. So for years, Joe made sure Jessica got his full attention, and Ashlee basically took the back seat and had to rely on mom Tina Simpson for support."

“But, now, Joe is doubling down career wise on Ashlee," the source continues. "Ashlee is Joe’s main source of potential income right now as Jessica doesn’t want him to manage her, and he is pushing her hard."

We hope Joe isn't being too tough on Ashlee, but we have to admit that we're curious to hear what kind of songs she's putting together for the new album.

And we're also curious to someday find out what it means to make someone want to "la la."

Source: Radar Online

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