Actress and singer Ashlee Simpson, who filed for divorce from her husband Pete Wentz last month, was photographed at a Los Angeles mall with musician Craig Owens of the band D.R.U.G.S.
A source close to Simpson says that the two have been spending time together but they are not dating.
“Craig is a longtime friend and was comforting Ashlee during this difficult time,” the source says. “She’s not moving on. There’s no race for a new relationship. They’re friends.”
The source also says that reports of Simpson, 26, and Wentz, 31, gearing up for a custody battle over their 2-year-old son Bronx is untrue.
“Ashlee and Pete’s split is amicable and they’re working together to make this as positive a situation for Bronx as possible. Right now her attention is on Bronx and some new work projects she has coming up. That’s it.”
As for Wentz, a source says, “The only thing on Pete’s mind right now is spending as much time with Bronx as he can before goes out on the road next week.”