Long before [artist id="1241636"]Ashlee Simpson[/artist] married Pete Wentz and gave birth to their son, Bronx Mowgli, late Thursday night in Los Angeles, she was an up-and-coming pop singer who was trying to break out of big sister [artist id="1245169"]Jessica[/artist]'s shadow and make a name for herself in the music industry.
In November 2003, MTV News sat down with a 19-year-old Simpson, who admitted that, despite appreciating growing up in a music-industry family, she wasn't sure she wanted that kind of fate for her future offspring.
"Growing up in the industry has been sort of crazy and sort of been awesome for my family," she said. "Back in Texas we weren't as close as we are now. Usually when you're 14, you're like, 'Go away, Mom. Go away, Dad,' but I was going on tour with my family. They were all that I had. All of us are very different and loving of each other and very supportive of whatever and whoever."
With two parents in the entertainment industry, little Bronx seems poised to one day front a band like Dad's [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist] or even star in his own reality show like Mom or Aunt Jessica, right? Well, Ashlee seemed skeptical of that future five years before she would become a mother.
"I don't know if I'd want my kids to do it," she explained. "But I think that if it's what they wanted to do, then it'd be cool. Then, if not, go play soccer and have fun."