Ashlee Simpson: Bronx ‘Loves’ Being a Cousin to Jessica’s Children

08/01/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Ashlee Simpson and Bronx Mowgli

While some moms dread seeing their little ones grow up, Ashlee Simpson is loving every moment.

Her son Bronx Mowgli, now 4½, is becoming a “smart, sweet and amazing” little boy, she says.

“He’s always funny,” Ashlee, 28, told PEOPLE at the launch of older sister Jessica Simpson‘s fall fashion line campaign at the Thompson LES Hotel in New York. 

“He keeps you on your toes and he’s got great stories and a great imagination. When I was doing Chicago, he said he was making his own play about ninjas.”

Bronx (whose dad is Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz) has also taken on the role of doting cousin to Jessica’s children, Maxwell Drew, 14 months, and Ace Knute, 4 weeks.

“Oh he loves it. He’ll get it soon. Right now, he’s like ‘OK, Maxwell, come hang out with me! Let’s go to your play room,’ ” she explains. “We are always all together. We’re a close family.”

As for how Ashlee celebrated her newborn nephew’s arrival, she opted for a sentimental gift when he was born on June 30.

“There was this awesome thing that we made with Bronx,” she explained. “It was like cool, vintage shirts all made into a blanket, so all these things that represented his mom and dad. So we made that all into a blanket. Just cute stuff — things that represent Eric, things that represent Jessica, and you take the little vintage shirts and jerseys and make [them] into a blanket.”

— Andrea Billups with reporting by Jeff Nelson

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Catca on

Bronx is a real cutie!

Jay on

Wonderful the families are so close and enjoy being together.

Kristen on

He needs a haircut

guest on

cute family.

maryhelenc on

That’s really sweet.

Just Me on

Can’t think of anything nice to say Kristen? His hair is adorable, you need an attitude adjustment, stop picking on children.

Marky on

Kristen, really? That’s all you got out of this whole article? People can cut their child’s hair when they want to; Bronx is her’s and Pete’s child. Shave your kid’s hair if you like, but don’t criticize someone else’s choice. Sheesh, is there any kindness anymore on this site?

Really on

This is a repeat story from last week. You ran it the same day you ran the one about her modeling for her sisters clothing line. This just makes your site boring. Please come up with something new.

the REAL mary on

Ashlee Simpson: Bronx ‘Loves’ Being a Cousin to Jessica’s Children…like Jessica’s kids have a choice!

valerie on

Kristen…why does he need a haircut???

sandy on

what exactly does she do? why is she newsworthy? because she’s Jessica’s sister??? I just don’t get it.

Anonymous on

LMAO at you referencing 90’s tv shows as examples. You probably still wear acid wash mom jeans.

Anonymous on

He needs food, water, love, and a roof over his head. How you chose to cut your hair is your choice, as is hers.

The real Mary, I am sure Jessica’s children love being cousins with him. Why would children under 4, not love playing with each other?!

lvb on

Good for them!

lvb on

@the REALmary – The kids may be related, but not all kids get along that well at first. Some need time, being family doesn’t mean that you love other little ones in the family right away. Bronx is old enough to start understanding that he needs to be the older one, who takes care of the younger ones. Just like an older sibling wood.

lvb on

@Sandy- She has been doing theater “Roxy Hart” as she has in the past, and also has a roll other than modeling in her sisters fashion line. So she is doing something, and does have her fans. There might be more going on that I’m not aware of, but atleast that’s something.