By peoplestaff225
Updated January 07, 2010 09:00 AM

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!

Source: Today

— Anya