50 interesting facts about Jessica Simpson, has a $1 billion clothing business, is very generous

Jessica Simpson is an American pop singer, actress and fashion empire entrepreneur, a former MTV reality show star and a mommy of two beautiful children.

  1. Jessica Simpson was born on July 10, 1980 in Dallas, Texas.

  2. She is the daughter of Tina Ann (née Drew), a homemaker, and Joseph Truett "Joe" Simpson, a minister and psychologist.

  3. he has a younger sister,Ashlee, who is also a singer.

  4. Jessica won a school talent contest when she was 10. School talent contestants risk years of potential humiliation and mocking if they perform poorly.

  5. Simpson began singing at a local Baptist church, where her father also worked as the congregation's youth minister.

  6. She auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club when she was twelve and her grandmother funded her demo tape. Unfortunately, she was not chosen. The Mickey Mouse Club served as a platform for fellow pop stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

  7. Her father gave her a purity ring at the age of 12, and Simpson has often stated she remained a virgin until marriage.

  8. At age 13, she attended a church camp, where she sang Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and an arrangement of "Amazing Grace". At the camp, she was introduced to the founder of Proclaim Records, a minor Gospel music record label. She recorded an album, Jessica, but she was dismissed from the label when it went bankrupt. Jessica was never officially released except for a small pressing funded by her grandmother.

  9. When Simpson was sixteen years old, Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola heard Jessica. Mottola was impressed with Simpson's musical talent and skill. Simpson was immediately signed to the label.

  10. She dropped out of J. J. Pearce High School to pursue her music career but later earned her GED.

  11. Jessica's favorite type of lip gloss is "Mac Lip Gloss."

  12. Simpson is good friends with Jewel.

  13. Simpson's label wanted her to be different from fellow female pop singers; Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears who were sexually risque, especially the lead singles from both albums.

  14. Some of her hit songs from her debut album Sweet Kisses included romantic tracks like; "I Wanna Love You Forever", "Where You Are", and "Heart of Innocence".

  15. Jessica turned down a part in Coyote Ugly in 2000.

  16. She performed at President George W. Bush's Inauguration (2001)

  17. She met ex-husband, Nick Lachey, at a charity event in 1998 where she was performing alongside Lachey's group, 98 Degrees.

  18. Jessica was a virgin until her wedding night when she married Nick Lachey. They got married on October 26, 2002 and divorced on June 30, 2006.

  19. Starting in 2003, Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The show aired from 2003 to 2005.

  20. One of her famous lines from the reality show was: "Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it says 'Chicken by the Sea.'"

  21. She starred in the 2005 film adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard with Johnny Knoxville.

  22. The film was No. 1 at the box office its opening weekend, and grossed $30.7 million on 3,785 screens. It also had an adjusted-dollar rank of No. 14 all-time for August releases. The film eventually collected $110.5 million worldwide, although it was much less financially successful outside the U.S.Simpson appeared on The Dukes of Hazzard soundtrack, releasing "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra.

  23. Jessica was nominated for "Worst Supporting Actress", a Razzie Award, for The Dukes of Hazzard.

  24. She won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Song From a Movie "These Boots Are Made For Walkin" from the movie, The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) on January 10, 2006 at the 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards (2006).

  25. Her follow-up films, the comedies Employee of the Month and Blonde Ambition, both bombed and her 2006 CD A Public Affair wasn't well received.

  26. For her "Public Affair" music video, she asked celebrity friends such as Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate and Ryan Seacrest to be featured in it.

  27. Her image took a hit when she forgot the lyrics to a Dolly Parton song while performing at the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors that paid tribute to the country-music icon.

  28. However, Dolly forgave her and when Simpson returned to her Texas roots by recording the 2008 country album Do Yotu Know, Parton penned the title tune and sang on the track

  29. She hosted The Price of Beauty which gained generally positive reception, pulling in 1 million viewers on its premiere. The show was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award. She also recorded the show's theme song, "Who We Are".

  30. She brushes her teeth three times a week.

  31. She is the national spokesperson for Operation Smile.

  32. Her all-time favorite song is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". She sang a re- recording of the song.

  33. Jessica is a distant relative of Al Gore.

  34. She is a natural brunette.

  35. Jessica's favorite actor is Brad Pitt.

  36. Jessica Simpson is 5' 3½" (1.61 m) tall.

  37. Jessica is close friends with members of the musical group Destiny's Child.

  38. Pretty Woman (1990) is her all time favorite movie.

  39. In November 2007, Simpson began dating Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The relationship was controversial among some Dallas Cowboys fans, and she was blamed for Romo's poor performances. Some of the Cowboys' fans gave her the nickname "Yoko Romo" in reference to Yoko Ono, who many Beatles fans blamed for "ruining" John Lennon.

  40. Even then-President George W. Bush jokingly endorsed the "Jessica jinx" after the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl in 2008.

  41. If that wasn't insulting enough, during the traditional White House reception for the winning team, President Bush was quoted as saying: "We're going to send Jessica Simpson to the Democrat National Convention"

  42. The couple broke up in July 2009.

  43. Simpson has listed Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Sade, and Whitney Houston as influences on her music.

  44. Simpson also created the Jessica Simpson Collection (JSC) in which she designs and markets a line of handbags and (primarily higch-heeled) shoes and boots.

  45. Her combined retail empire is expected to become the first celebrity brand to achieve over $1 billion in annual sales.

  46. However, her net worth as of 2014 is $150 million.

  47. In November 2010, Simpson became engaged to Eric Johnson, a retired NFL tight end, whom she had been dating since May.

  48. The couple has two children: daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson (born May 1, 2012) and son Ace Knute Johnson (born June 30, 2013).The couple is due to marry in 2014.

  49. She's very generous. "Jessica never lets you treat for dinner. I'd have to go in, put a credit card down, and tell the waitress, 'If you let the bill go her way, I will choke you.'" - Vivica A. Fox, costar,Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous.

  50. She's fun to hang out with. "She's not such a girly-girl. You can hang out, drink a beer with her, and tell dirty jokes." - Brett Ratner, director, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and "A Public Affair"


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