Jessica Simpson has been in the news before. After all, the singer and fashion designer has been in the news since she was a teenager and thrust into the limelight. When Simpson's new book, Open Book, came out in February 2020. It was full of shocking truths about her life.
Joe Simpson, her father, is a person whose name comes up a lot in the book. Joe is not only her father, but he was also her and her sister Ashlee's manager for a long time. And about Joe Simpson's sexuality, stories have been going around for years, making fans all over the world wonder the same thing:
Is Joe Simpson gay?
No, Joe Simpson is not gay. Many people think the former talent manager is gay, even though Simpson has cleared the rumors so many times.
It was said that Simpson was going out with a young male model. At the time of his split, there were rumors that Simpson was having an affair with Bryce Chandler Hill, a 21-year-old hopeful model. People say that they've been seeing each other for more than a year. It is said that a friend of both Jessica and Ashlee set them up.
After he got divorced, Joe Simpson kept putting to rest stories about him being gay. Joe's representatives say that his breakup with Tina was friendly. Joe also told people on Twitter that the reports were silly and not true.
Who is Bryce Chandler Hill?
The model Bryce Chandler Hill is said to have told his friends in West Hollywood, California, that he had an affair with Simpson.
“Bryce wants to be noticed so badly that he has done a lot of photo shoots as a model and wants to become an actor. “When he met Joe, he knew how well he had helped Jessica and Ashlee with their careers, and he wanted a piece of the action,” a friend of Bryce said at the time.
“But what's sad is that he makes fun of Joe and laughs at him behind his back,” said the person. “Joe doesn't care about him the same way that he does.”
Joe Simpson's sexuality may have had something to do with why he and Tina broke up. After being married for more than 30 years, Joe asked for a divorce from Tina in 2012.
Jessica Said that Her Dad “Betrayed” His Marriage to Tina
Joe and Tina Simpson got married in 1978 when Joe was 20 years old and Tina was only 18. They've been married for 34 years and have two kids: Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson. You may have heard of them.
She wrote in her ‘Open Book that “In August 2012, when she and I thought things were getting better for them, my mother found out that my father had been cheating on them.”
“She had just told me how much fun they had on their anniversary together, and she thought that maybe things were looking up. I also thought so. When she talked to him about it, my dad called me, but I didn't answer.
Joe then claimed that someone else from outside got in the way of him and Tina. He said, “I'm not with anyone else. “I like your mom.”
A representative for the Simpson family confirmed that there was no third party involved in their divorce, saying, “It's a friendly divorce, and there's no third party.” Any other claims in this area are also totally wrong. The family would like you to give them space at this time.
Years later, when asked about her father's sexuality, Jessica just said, “That's not something we talk about. I don't want to talk about that story.”
Who is Jonathan Keith, Joe Simpson's rumored ex-boyfriend?
In 2016, Simpson was often seen out with Jonathan Keith, a model in his 20s. The press was quick to say that Simpson and Keith were dating, but he denied the claims again by saying that Jonathan was just one of his clients.
But in her book, Jessica Simpson says that her father asked Jonathan to come to her 2014 wedding to football star Eric Johnson.
“My father called me three days before we left for the wedding to tell me that he was bringing his friend Jonathan, a young model he often shot for his new photography business,” she wrote. I said, “He wasn't on the list.” There was a short break.”
“I reminded myself that I needed to accept my father for who he was as he worked it out in real-time,” she said, referring to her father's sexuality and the people he hangs out with. “I didn't know what to do with this topic for my dad right now, so I used the knowledge he was willing to give me. I don't know, maybe I wasn't ready to listen.”
Simpson said that She Was “Most Afraid” to Show Her Dad Her Book
The singer talked about her father reading her book. She said, “I was most afraid to show this book to my father. Just as I was afraid to play him music on Halloween, which is when my life changed.
At that time her father wrote to her, and said, “I wish I could have held you more during so many of those dark times.” “Please forgive me for being a better manager than a father.”