Jessica Simpson‘s mother Tina filed for divorce last month, but the accompanying story (coming from the National Enquirer and RADAR) is because Joe Simpson is gay. The tabloids report that Joe came out to his family two months ago, and is currently dating a 20-year-old.
Jessica Simpson may have just had a bomb dropped on her. Her dad-a-ger Joe Simpson, who helps her run her multi-million dollar fashion empire, has reportedly confessed to the family that he is gay. On top of that, reports indicate that Papa Joe has a 20-year-old boyfriend. Whoa. That’s what we call rocking the family foundation to its very core.
A family source told The National Enquirer (quotes via RadarOnline) that Joe, 54 and a former youth pastor and Baptist minister, came out to his family after wife Tina filed for divorce in September, after 34 years of marriage. Perhaps this story has popped up as a result of the marital split.
“Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet,” a Simpson source said. “He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men. Joe said it wasn’t fair to her, and it wasn’t fair to him.”
It’s official — Jessica Simpson’s mother Tina has filed for divorce from her husband Joe.
The divorce filing — dated September 24 in McLennan County, Texas — was confirmed in court papers obtained Wednesday by ET.