Ashlee Simpson just got the ultimate seal of approval from her boyfriend Evan Ross' mom, Diana Ross, which could mean that marriage is on the mind for the hot Hollywood couple.
Simpson and her beau were joined by the Supremes legend on the red carpet for Ross' CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, when it was revealed that Diana and Simpson are quite close. "She loves her!" Ross said when asked if Diana approved of Simpson. "[Ashlee's] with my mom sitting down. I had them take her to her seat."
Further fueling rumors that Ross may be getting ready to propose to Simpson is the fact that he wasn't shy to lay on the PDA in the presence of his iconic mother. "Diana and Ashlee seemed to get along so well and Evan and Ashlee held hands while they spoke to Diana before the movie started," an onlooker told Us.
While both Simpson and Ross' mom were thrilled to support the 25-year-old actor who plays Dallas Austin in the TLC movie, they were equally interested in one another. "Diana kept talking over and around Evan to Ashlee laughing and chatting and they seemed very close," the source said.
Ross isn't the only one making family introductions. Simpson and her beau have frequently been spotted with the singer's 4-year-old son Bronx, who she shares with ex-husband Pete Wentz. Proving that the relationship is serious is the fact that Simpson has introduced her son to Ross, and the two look quite comfortable during various outings.
The success of Simpson and Ross' relationship is likely thanks to a strong foundation thanks to a strong friendship. "It helps that they were friends first. They have a long bond [and] they already know each other really well," an insider said. Another insider revealed just how lengthy their platonic relationship lasted. "Evan and Ashlee have been friends for a really long time, probably ten years," the source said. "They know each other from the club scene and have tons of mutual friends."