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Ashlee Simpson Puts On A Brave Face Amidst Dad Joe's Gay Scandal

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Oct. 27 2012, Published 5:35 a.m. ET

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If Ashlee Simpson is upset over her father Joe's shocking gay scandal, then she certainly isn't showing it!

Just one day after exclusively reported,  that a 21-year-old aspiring male model has been boasting about a torrid one-year-long affair with 54-year-old Joe, his youngest daughter was all smiles as she stepped out with her son, Bronx.

Ashlee, 28, looking super skinny in tight black jeans and a yellow top, was all smiles as she carried her 3-year-old son to lunch in Toluca Lake.

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As previously reported, both Ashlee and her sister Jessica were "completely blindsided" by reports of their former youth minister and Baptist minister father's sexual preference.

“It was a complete shock to the system, she feels terribly for her mom who was left reeling by the announcement and her sister Ashlee has also taken the news quite badly," a source previously told Radar.

“Jessica’s been trying to process the information slowly, but she’s having difficulty dealing with it. She can’t understand why Joe stayed married to Tina for so long, and can't help wondering how much of their life was a lie."

The National Enquirer broke the bombshell news that Tina filed for divorce after Joe came out as gay and confessed to an affair with a 20-something boy toy, according to a source close to the Simpson family.

“Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet,” an insider told the Enquirer. “He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men.”

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On the same day that explosive news broke, a spokesperson for the Simpson family confirmed that Joe and Tina had officially filed for divorce, but the rep denied that the split involved anyone else.

“It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved,” the rep said in a statement Wednesday. “Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.”

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As previously reported, Joe has been spiraling out-of-control for some time. He was busted for drunk driving in Sher man Oaks, Calif., on August 4.

“The police report stated that there was someone else in the car with Joe,” a source close to the Simpson family told the Enquirer. “Some reports have stated it was Tina, but now the belief is that it may well have been a boyfriend.”




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