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Jessica Simpson

Jessica SimpsonAKA Jessica Ann Simpson

Born: 10-Jul-1980
Birthplace: Abilene, TX

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: MTV Newlyweds

The last hope for goodness and purity in the pop music world (work that one out), Jessica Simpson first began to publically perform -- where else? -- at the Baptist church where her father was youth minister. Although rejected by the Great Satanic Mickey Mouse Club, and temporarily hindered when an independent gospel label failed to follow through with a planned release, Simpson continued to pursue her hopes for a singing career, touring the Christian Youth Coalition circuit and selling copies of a family-financed gospel collection. The album attracted the attention of Sony Records CEO Tommy Mottola, who, in the guise of a snake (well, not really) enticed Simpson away from the path of righteousness and into the valley of the shadow of secular music. The result was the 1999 Columbia release Sweet Kisses, which met with reasonable success.

The 2001 follow-up release Irresistible, saw Simpson in competition with fellow teen idols Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who had by that time abandoned their squeaky-pop images and launched into sex kitten mode. The Simpson camp has always maintained a clear distiction between Jessica and her randy counterparts -- emphasizing her religious background, unshakeable belief in pre-marital abstinence, and refusal to use sex to boost her career. This is no doubt conveyed to her audience by the obviously chaste nature of her skin-tight, midriff-baring outfits, as opposed to the lewd and unrighteous nature of the other pop stars' skin-tight, midriff-baring outfits.

While on tour with boy band 98 Degrees to support her first album, Simpson was introduced to her future ex-husband Nick Lachey, with whom she was featured in the "reality" TV series Newlyweds. The show has been a big hit and provided a significant boost to her popularity, but at the expense of overshadowing her music career and portraying the singer to an international audience as spoiled, immature, and hopelessly stupid. Such are the wages of success.

Father: Joe Simpson (psychologist/minister)
Mother: Tina Drew
Sister: Ashlee Simpson (singer/actress, b. 3-Oct-1984)
Husband: Nick Lachey (musician, m. 26-Oct-2002, div. 30-Jun-2006)
Boyfriend: John Mayer (musician, together in 2007)
Boyfriend: Tony Romo (football player, together 2007-08)
Boyfriend: Billy Corgan (musician, together 2009)
Boyfriend: Eric Johnson (pro football player, b. 15-Sep-1979, m. 5-Jul-2014, two children)
Daughter: Maxwell Drew Johnson (b. 1-May-2012)
Son: Ace Knute Johnson (b. Jun-2013)

    Laser Eye Surgery (2004)
    Endorsement of Macy's (2009-)
    Endorsement of Pizza Hut (2004)
    Endorsement of ProActiv acne treatment
    Wedding: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson (2008)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Yoga

    Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica Herself

    Major Movie Star (7-Nov-2008)
    The Love Guru (20-Jun-2008)
    Blonde Ambition (21-Dec-2007) · Katie
    Employee of the Month (6-Oct-2006)
    The Dukes of Hazzard (24-Jun-2005)
    The Master of Disguise (2-Aug-2002) · Herself

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