The pop singer and single mom, 28, has been spending time lately with Evan Ross, 24, the actor and musician son of Diana Ross.The pair were spotted holding hands as they left the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday. club scene, had no comment when asked if the pair are dating.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.The success of the single and her reality show helped propel her debut album, Autobiography (2004), to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.The former couple—who were married for three years—finalized their divorce in Dec. Wentz recently opened up about the pair's split, confessing he found himself abusing prescription drugs in an effort to cope with the emotional pain."I was probably physically and mentally addicted," Wentz told ."It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, then it spiraled."Luckily, the Fall Out Boy bassist and principle lyricist got his act together in order to be a good father to Bronx, and the couple has been incredibly successful in co-parenting their son."I feel like we both realize that we're parents and we're in it for our kid.The show became a ratings hit, and earned Simpson widespread recognition.Like her sister before her, Simpson became the center of considerable media attention, much of which focused on her relationship with musician Ryan Cabrera.
In 2006, Simpson began a relationship with Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz, which gained much media attention.Bronx's mama rocked a floral kimono, a floppy hat and oversized shades, while her handsome pal (who also happens to be Diana Ross' son) puffed on a cigarette.The 24-year-old hunk wore a polka dot scarf, trendy shades and a casual black tee, sporting a hipster cool look to keep up with his fashionable gal.The failure of the film, along with multiple critically panned performances, led to much media scrutiny towards Simpson.Despite this, Simpson's second studio album, I Am Me (2005), debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming her second album to do so.