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Joe Simpson Interferes With Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo

Do You Think Joe Simpson Should Take a Step Back?

Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo looked happy over the weekend, but the rumors of trouble between them are far from over. We already heard that Tony got back together with Jess under the condition that Joe stop meddling and this week's Us Weekly takes it even further. However, Joe defended himself by saying:

“It’s unfair to criticize me for what every manager does for his or her clients. And in this business, where people can quickly turn on you, who better than a parent to be working for his children? A parent will always be there for his kids and never give up on them. I work hard seven days a week for my girls because I love them. Why in the world would I ever want to do anything that would hurt my children?"

While we'd like to think that Joe only has the best intentions, we've seen him get in the middle of Jess' relationships with guys like Nick and John in the past. What do you think — should Joe take a hint and stay away from Jessica's relationship?

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darlene darlene 9 years
Yes he should, hes creepy
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Listen If Jessica wants another manager she should speak up and get one, if she doesnt like her dad being intrusive than she should grow up and tell him so, if she doesnt do that, i have no pity. I grew up with an overbearing, overprotective dad and I realized after moving out that I needed to be on my own, to fall on my face, so i cut off all monetary ties and maintained a good father/daughter relationship and told him that i needed my space, to let me make my own decisions...its a part of life! I know its different with her, because she is a celebrity but sometimes business and family dont mix, and when your love life is being ruled by your dad, its time to reevaluate.
MizCrystal MizCrystal 9 years
There were whispers last year that Joe was one the reasons her relationship with John Mayer fell apart. Apparently he despised her dad.
bibiruby82 bibiruby82 9 years
I agree with kitten98 here.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I think we all know the answer to this question!! It's one thing to be supportive like he says he is, but he has definitely crossed that line into creepy territory!!
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
He ruined her marriage, officiated Ashlee's wedding, and sent in bikini pictures of Jessica. He really needs to step the fuck away. I don't care much for the Simpsons, but that guy is one creep!
blondeself blondeself 9 years
I didn't read all the comments but US Weekly just got their a**es smacked. For the first time Jess spoke up about all the crap they are putting out there during a radio interview today. Good for you Jess.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
He is so creepy. I really think he looks at his daughter in a way no father should. He always talks about their bodies and seems like a huge perv.
i hope that he is not meddling. that would be terrible considering that he has another daughter that isnt exactly living by the letter of the bible. i mean, seriuosly?
Tibo Tibo 9 years
Papa Joe's interference isn't the problem, the problem is that he created a whiny, self-obsessed moron that looks like a man.
laluna27 laluna27 9 years
He DEFIANTLY should - its creepy - but it is also Jess's responsibility to tell him to back off.
Amesabelle Amesabelle 9 years
I guess my question is if Joe Simpson is even HALF as meddling and involved in areas of his daughters' lives as people say, how could his daughters a) not be completely aware of it, and b) not tell him to back the f*ck off? Seriously, if it's true, he's partially responsible for ruining a marriage for Jessica, no? Either there is a very weird dynamic between him, Ashlee and Jessica (not to mention the mother, where is she in all of this?) or it's all been blown way out of proportion. But then, I think I've seen two episodes of Newlyweds in their entirety in my whole life, so what do I know?
pvellozzi82 pvellozzi82 9 years
I think Joe meddles more in Jessica's life than Ashlee's. he seems to do it on purpose, maybe so she never gets married and he'll always have his little girl.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
Her father is way out of line when it comes to Jessica's personal life. He buts in to much and cause problem between her and every guy she is with. This is the reason she is not with Nick know. Nick was the best thing that ever happen to her and she will never find someone like that again. Her father is crazy to have advised her to divorce nick!
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I think Jessica should fire him as her manager based on the fact that he has done nothing but ruin whatever career she has had. I actually do know for a fact that he has posioned a lot of opportunities for his daughters (mostly Jessica) due to his overbearing nature. It was recommended that she take vocal lessons with a well known vocal coach to help her get rid of the tweakiness when she sings and the poor enunciation. He said she was fine the way she is and didn't need any help. The girl has a lovely raw voice, but her mannerisms, enunciation, and breathing habits are poor and she would have benefited big time from the assistance. But Papa Joe knows best.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i do think that papa joe needs to take a step back and let his kids do what they want. they are adults, and his meddling really is getting in the way of not only their relationships but with work and everything else. he's one of those stage parents that just doesn't get it.
sofi sofi 9 years
He is way to involved. Pick a role Joe-Dad who your daughter can talk to about relationships and other family-related stuff or manager who deals with her career and tries really hard not to meddle in other parts of her life. Pretty difficult as he can't change the fact that he is her father, so maybe he should stick to that! Good luck Tony!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Whoever TOny's manager is should tell him to get the heck out of that relationship. Most of his fans hate her, and I don't think enough people respect her anymore to really benefit his career...seems obvious to me
usafhockey3 usafhockey3 9 years
i think there is an interesting comparison to be made here bw the role of Jamie Spears handling his child's affairs and that of Joe Simpson with his...
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
If their E! True Hollywood Story is any indication, the Simpons are a seriously screwed-up family. It seems like Joe has some kind of inappropriate fixation with Jessica, and keeps forgetting that Ashlee exists. Did you guys know that she was the youngest person ever admitted to the New York Ballet, but her parents basically made her quit so the family could pursue Jessica's career? That is messed up. No wonder Ashlee tries too hard now. Maybe it's Jessica's job to tell her dad to back off, but it's kind of hard to expect that of her, since her parents have controlled/babied her for almost 28 years. I think Joe is almost entirely at fault here, and also probably a pervert. I don't know them personally, but am from the same part of town, and have friends who knew the Simpsons growing up. The things they say back up my suspicions.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Wow, pretty heated discussion in here. Jess needs to tell her dad to back off. I doubt she's scared of him. I don't doubt he has their best interests at heart but his daughter is now a grown woman who is capable (perhaps lol) of making her own decisions. Jess may not see a problem but if she's now about to lose her third dude because of her dad, then I think she should take a hint and tell her dad to back off.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
i dont know what type of mothe dina is because i dont know her as i dont know joe, all we all do is speculate on celebs their parents their lovers their dogs and their clothing
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 9 years
1) he's way too involved. for the health of his own relationship with his wife, I think he needs to back off. let them breathe and live their own life. stop micromanaging and definitely get out of their business re: relationships, body (boobs), etc. I don't think he has the willpower or interest to do this though, since he thinks everything he does is in their best interest. 2) that said, jess and ashlee are now adults. if they realize that his influence causes strains in their relationships with other people and want it to change, they need to speak up for themselves. this is just like a wife with a scary mother-in-law. it is the husband's place to tell his mom to back off. if jess really wants to see any change, she needs to be willing to set things straight with dad.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 9 years
i don't think dina lohan is a good example. that woman has clearly stepped over the line with her daughter. several times. she says things when her own daughter is keeping her mouth shut. both of the lohan parents have raised their kids in a toxic environment wherein fame, money, and power are all they want at any cost. they themselves have been capitalizing on their own children. and if she has such a problem with the media, then why is she doing a reality show?!? she's just adding fuel to that fire. and i'm gonna bet those tears were planned. i could never muster any sympathy for her.
soulight soulight 9 years
It's all too much. We've seen more than one instance where Papa Joe might have had their best interest at heart but it went to bunk, like Jess's movie career (stinkers like Blonde Ambition, Employee of the Month) so maybe he should chill just for the sake of his kids.
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