Weight Watchers spokeslady and new mother Jessica Simpson has some family press to address and it has nothing to do with Maxwell Drew Johnson‘s bikini. The 30-year-old’s parents, Tina and Joe Simpson, are getting a divorce. And to top off that precious announcement, some sketchy outlets are asserting that her father is gay. Just another day in the life of a celebrity kid, I guess.
People magazine reports that the Simpsons are a couple no longer:
“It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved,” says the rep. “Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.”
By “third party” and “related allegations,” the Simpsons’ rep is probably speaking in regard to The National Enquirer reports that Joe is gay. Radar Online quotes the “insider” as saying that the former youth pastor and Baptist minister came out of the closet to his family, hence the “real reason” why he and his wife are divorcing. And if that isn’t enough to get you all celeb gossip giddy, the rag is also adding that he has a “20-something boy toy.” Seriously, that’s what they’re saying:
“Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet,” an insider divulged. “He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men. Joe said it wasn’t fair to her, and it wasn’t fair to him.”
There is also speculation that Joe’s recent DUI was not only a closeted cry for help, but that said boyfriend might have been a passenger in the car with him.
Whether true or not, all this Internet ink can’t be exactly awesome for Jessica who is not only on a crunch to contractually lose her baby weight, but I surmise is also planning her nuptials to fiancé Eric Johnson. Come her big (yet probably svelte) day however, all eyes won’t be on her, but rather on her dad’s potential date.