Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are getting married, they announced today.
"We know there has been a lot of speculation recently about Pete and I, and we wanted our fans to be the first to know, because you guys are the best," Simpson said in a statement. "Yes, we are thrilled to share that we are happily engaged. Thank you for all of your support and well wishes – it means the world to us. We consider this to be a very private matter, and we wanted to be the first to tell you and to hear it straight from us."
Simpson, 23, and Wentz, 28, a guitarist for Fall Out Boy, have been a linked since the fall of 2006, when they were spotted kissing at a New York nightclub
A year later, they were still going strong. "We're past the honeymoon period," Wentz told PEOPLE. "The truth is, it's crazy to be able to kiss your best friend. It's just a really awesome thing."