After weeks of denials from both sides, In Touch has learned exclusively that Jessica Simpson and Maroon 5â€™s Adam Levine are dating! The news comes hot on the heels of Jessicaâ€™s soon-to-be-ex-husband Nick Lachey hooking up with former beauty queen Elizabeth Arnold.
Rumors have been swirling since New Yearâ€™s about the Dukes of Hazzard beauty and the playboy singer, but pals say things really began to heat up at a pre-Grammys bash at LA nightclub Avalon on February 6.
â€œIt was like they were the only two people there,â€? says an onlooker, who adds that Jessica threw her arms around Adam and gave him a big hug when he arrived at the club to see Kanye West perform. â€œShe was smiling the whole night.â€?
A pal of Jessicaâ€™s says, â€œThings are really starting to heat up between them,â€? and while her dad/manager Joe sometimes clashed with Nick, heâ€™s said to be happy with his daughterâ€™s new beau. An insider says he told his wife, Tina, that Adamâ€™s â€œa good kid.â€?
However, last night on Entertainment Tonight, Jessica denied being attached and said she was all about her girlfriends on Valentine's Day. So I guess that means she'll be hanging with CaCee and Ken tonight.