Pete Wentz’s new bride postpones tour

Pregnant Ashlee Simpson will not head out this summer

Ashlee Simpson, the new wife of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, has cancelled her forthcoming summer tour.

The 23 year-old last week confirmed she is pregnant with the couple’s first child but did not cite the pregnancy as the reason for the cancellation.

A statement said: “After careful consideration, Ashlee Simpson has decided to postpone her summer tour. She is committed to giving her fans the best show possible, and will be back better than ever and ready to rock in the future.”

Simpson married Wentz in ceremony in her parents garden in California two weeks ago (May 17) in an Alice In Wonderland– themed wedding.

Wentz, who had previously denied the pregnancy to MTV.com, last week explained his decision to keep the baby news private in an email.

“We wanted to wait until after the first trimester and get a clean bill of health from our doctors before confirming anything, just like any other couple. Being a boy I have no idea how to respond to such things and my first instinct was to protect her and the baby. I apologize to anyone who felt misinformed but the truth is, the person and growing baby is who I felt most loyal to protect and defend.”

–By our New York staff.

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