On her first post-breakup magazine cover — arrriving on newsstands August 11, Jessica Simpson opens up to Glamour Magazine about her relationships, body image, and her new VH1 reality series, The Price of Beauty.
Though the interview took place before her highly-publicized split with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the 29-year-old reveals that she has no regrets about her nearly two year romance with Romo, saying, “I don’t regret anything I’ve gone through. I don’t know what the future holds, but I hope that my life, as it is now, doesn’t change. I’m very happy and comfortable — it’s a great place to be in. If this article comes out and we’re not together, I’d still love [Tony], and he’d still be a huge part of who I am today.”
Jessica on Recovering From Her Divorce From Nick Lachey:
“It was hard to imagine I would ever walk down the aisle again,” she says. “It was like a death in the family: You go through the mourning stage, then the rebellion, and then all of a sudden you have to find life by yourself. Once you do that, you feel complete — and that’s the only time you can truly fall in love again, and give yourself over completely to another person.”
Jessica on Body Image:
“It’s not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe about beauty. I’ve been through it myself and understand the pressures. We’re all facing the same struggles together, whether you’re a celebrity or not.”
Jessica Explains Her Work Ethic:
“I’m never going to be a woman who doesn’t work. At 12 I was emancipated from my parents so I could sign my first record deal. I think I was born working!”
On the legacy she’d like to leave behind:
“Tony said, ‘Jessica, at the end of your life, the only thing that’s going to flash through your mind and heart is your husband, kids, family and the people you love. You’re not going to think, I wish I’d done this with my career. And I’m not going to remember how many touchdown passes I threw or if I won the Super Bowl.’ Music is the heart of who I am, and it’s the most personal thing that I do.”
Photographs by Matthias Vriens-McGrath
August 3rd, 2009: The paps caught up with Jessica Simpson and friend Ken Paves at Mulholland Park Monday afternoon. The two were there walking the dogs and Jessica appeared to have put on a few pounds again.
With successful lines encompassing everything from frocks to luggage, bikinis and fragrances under her stylish belt, Jessica Simpson might just be the reigning queen of celebrity merchandising. And as we announced earlier this summer, the curvy star will be adding lingerie to her style empire — and she’s talking with WWD.com about the new collection, which has just launched for the trade industry at the Vandale showrooms in Manhattan.
“My intimates are feminine and sweet with a hint of fun,” she tells the paper. And her jump to lingerie was born out of a genuine passion for the stuff, “I love lingerie. What girl doesn’t?” she asks rhetorically. “My lingerie reflects the way I’m feeling when I wake up and helps me set the tone for my day.” As any buxom woman knows, however, finding gorgeous designs to set that tone can be tricky. “It is important to me personally…to be able to wear my own line,” she says. “Vandale is developing a great collection of feminine, sexy, regular and full-figured bras which are going to be amazing. We are also working on a sleepwear collection that I know I will live in. We have focused on using really soft fabrics that feel good against your skin. The whole line centers around great basics for every day that are comfortable and fit your body. We spent a lot of time on the details. I really wanted to make this line special.” Her favorite creations? “I love the seersucker group because it is just classic and so adorable. We also have a beautiful print group that was inspired by Morocco. It is both exotic and feminine at the same time. We also created a denim and floral set that is flirty and fun,” she says.
August 1, 2009 – The talented Simpson sisters, Jessica and Ashlee, were spotted dining with hair stylist Ken Paves at Katsuya in Hollywood.
Jessica Simpson insists she is not an Indian giver — but that she is, in fact, an Indian. Huh? Simpson angered some Native American groups when she told us earlier this week she wasn’t an Indian giver — after we asked her if she would take back a boat she bought ex-BF Tony Romo as a gift.
When we asked her about the comment last night outside of Katsuya in Hollywood, she told us, “I am Indian, alright?”
Her Indian name would be She Who Does Not Speak Good.