Joe Simpson, the father of singer Jessica Simpson, denied recent rumors that he is gay and dating a 21-year-old male model.
Rumors have cropped up that Joe Simpson’s marriage to wife Tina crumbled after he revealed he was gay, but sources close to the pop star’s father told TMZ there is no truth to the speculation.
A number of stories have appeared claiming Joe Simpson is gay, including a rumor that he was dating a 21-year-old male model Bryce Chandler Hill.
Sources close to Simpson, 54, told TMZ the stories are “ridiculous.”
When the Simpsons filed for divorce late last month, a rep for the couple suggested the gay rumors were false.
"It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved," the rep told People magazine. "Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."
Joe Simpson manages Jessica Simpson’s career as well as that of his other daughter, Ashlee Simpson.
A story about Joe Simpson’s alleged relationship with Hill that appeared late last month on Radar Online claimed the male model was with Simpson because he thought Joe could help him with his modeling career.
"Bryce is desperate to become famous, he’s done lots of modeling shoots and wants to become an actor," a source told the gossip website.
Another rumor circulating was that Simpson cavorted with a gay male escort, Joey Anderson.
"Over the course of two hours or so, we rolled around, kissed and gave each other oral. We'd take breathers and then start up all over again,” Anderson claimed to Perez Hilton. “He seemed to have an insatiable appetite for sex and never really appeared tired."