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Photos and Quotes from Jessica Simpson in Vanity Fair

Jessica Opens Up to VF About Tony, Nick and Her Dad

Jessica Simpson scored the June cover of Vanity Fair and looked pensive in her Mario Testino photo shoot for the magazine. In her interview Jess revealed she hasn't spoken to Nick Lachey in years and said Tony Romo watched a few episodes of Newlyweds and thought she was "cute." She also talked about her controversial relationship with her father and how she deals with criticism. Here's more:

  • On her father: "I can talk to my dad like he’s my manager, and put ‘Dad’ on the back burner. We’ve been doing it since I was 13. So, at this point, we’re in a good rhythm. A lot of people find it strange, but it’s the only way I know. And I don’t care to know another way, because it suits me. And we’ve done a pretty dang good job."
  • On being compared to Britney and Christina in her young career: "My album was different [from the others]. I released a ballad first. I wasn’t dancing and doing that whole thing. I wanted to set myself apart. But I was always third runner-up."
  • On the Cowboys: "I was always a fan. In Texas, it’s a sin not to be. But I’ve never been as passionate as I am now. Before a game, I’m crazed, sending mass e-mails: ‘Please pray for Tony’s protection.’ ... We don’t let [the criticism from fans] affect our relationship. If we did, we wouldn’t be together, because it happened at the very beginning. Dating the Cowboys quarterback comes with hype, the fans, the bloggers, but I’ve never dated a guy that was more simple. I’m always there for him after a game, and he knows he has me to come home to."
  • On her future: "I’ve never let a stumbling block actually make me fall ... There will always be another opportunity, another door to walk through. "


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