Ashlee and Evan are Closer Than Ever

At the start of their romance last year, when Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross stepped out at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, "there was a tremendous amount of distance," observes Patti.  "They are not in sync and hadn't figured out how to handle the relationship."

Patti gives this "pulling away" couple a 2 on the Life & Style True Love Rating scale.

But on a shopping run this summer, the now-engaged pair are in step and they are showing a playful, comfortable ease with each other according to Patti.

Patti gives this "leaning in" couple a 5 on the Life & Style True Love Rating scale.

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