Ashlee Simpson-Wentz: Broadway Is a Blast For Working Moms

01/07/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

Although fans may have mourned the exit of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz‘s character Violet on Melrose Place, the closing of that door opened up many others for the singer/actress.

Now on Broadway reprising her role as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago, Ashlee reveals during a recent visit to the Today show that relocating to New York City with her husband Pete and their son Bronx Mowgli, 13 months, has been nothing short of a blessing.

“It’s fun, we’re getting to have family time in the city here which is nice,” she explains.

And while her responsibilities as a mother are made easier by her schedule which — other than two shows on Sundays — includes days off and performances at night, Ashlee credits Pete with helping her each step of the way.

“We have a really good balance — my husband and I do — so we just support each other with whatever it is that we’re working on,” she explains.

That said, so far it has been smooth sailing with their “really calm” baby boy!

“He’s got his own sense of humor. He thinks everything is funny, that’s his new thing. Anyone can be laughing [and] he starts to laugh and then he has a contest with you.”

Source: Today

— Anya

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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All Women Stalker on

I wonder what this mommy will do next when her Broadway run ends early February.

Lola on

Aw, Bronx sounds like such a fun baby!🙂

Elizabeth on

Wish I could have seen her but I’m not going back to New York anytime soon, sigh. Hope she does another show on Broadway so I can see her later.

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