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Ashlee Simpson Steps Out With Bronx, Hunky Pal After Vincent Piazza Split

USMagazine, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 1:00pm (PST)

Ashlee Simpson doesn't look too heartbroken over her recent breakup.

One day after Us Weekly broke the news of her split with Vincent Piazza, the "Bat for a Heart" singer stepped out for the first time in New York City Nov. 28 -- the same day Us exclusively reported the news of her sister Jessica Simpson's second pregnancy.

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Wearing burgundy jeans, leopard print sneakers, a knit beanie and a fur-lined coat, the single star, 28, sipped a coffee and guided her 4-year-old son Bronx (with ex-husband Pete Wentz) through the Big Apple with the help of a hunky male pal. The blond little boy held hands with both his mom and her handsome, unidentified friend.

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The reason the singer's 19-month romance with the Boardwalk Empire actor ended, according to a source, was because of their bicoastal lifestyles. "There was no bad blood and no third party involved," the source told Us. "It was honestly just a long distance relationship and it became too hard to make it work."

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Ashlee's older sister, meanwhile, is quietly gearing up for the arrival of her second child with Eric Johnson. (The betrothed couple welcomed daughter Maxwell May 1.)

"It definitely wasn't planned," a source told Us of Jessica's bun in the oven. "But yes, Jessica is pregnant again."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Ashlee Simpson Steps Out With Bronx, Hunky Pal After Vincent Piazza Split

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