Jessica Simpson Pushing Her Father Out of Her Professional Life
Jessica Simpson is continuing to distance herself from her father following the allegations that he had an affair with another man. As previously reported, Joe Simpson has been accused of cheating on his wife Tina with a man, which has lead to their separation and since then, Jessica has barely spoken to him. Now Radar Online reports that Joe and Jessica met up at a restaurant in Los Angeles last week, where Joe tried to talk business.
“Joe has been begging Jessica to meet up with him to talk ever since the gay scandal broke,” said a source close to the family. “So, she finally relented and agreed to meet him at Café Med in LA – Joe told her that there were a lot of TV offers on the table that they needed to go through. But no sooner than Jessica sat down at the table, she told Joe that she didn’t want to do anything TV-related and wanted to concentrate on her fashion line instead.”
The source continued, “Her mom Tina manages the fashion side of things and Jessica said she feels more comfortable working with her rather than Joe. As far as Jessica’s concerned, she is done with her father and doesn’t want to see him again.”
That hasn’t stopped Joe from trying to stay on, as he is still under contract to be her manager. The source added, “Joe has been respectfully turning up at NBC at times he knows Jessica won’t be there..It’s the only way that it could have worked, because Jessica is struggling to work with him around her. Jessica comes in, fulfills her work requirements and leaves, and then Joe comes in later to check in with producers and conduct any meetings that are needed. Jessica just doesn’t want any awkward run-ins with him and doesn’t feel comfortable with him being around her right now. She’s still struggling to come to terms with Joe’s coming out, leaving her mom and his gay affairs and doesn’t want to work on re-building their relationship until she’s good and ready — and that’s not right now. At the moment, she hasn’t quite forgiven him and is also considering new management when her deal with her dad expires.”