Jessica Simpson and BFF Ken Paves may have broken up

NEW YORK - MAY 06: Stylist Ken Paves, singer Jessica Simpson and Operation Smile patient Meena attend the 2010 Operation Smile annual gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on May 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
We got an e-mail from someone last week asking us to look into the fact that Jessica Simpson’s ever-present hairdresser BFF, Ken Paves, was no longer hanging out with her. They wrote “[Ken] is not in NYC doing hair for Jess & her girls for her fashion show & has completley distanced himself from the Simpsons… Something is wrong here.” Sure enough Ken wasn’t around when Jessica had her big fashion show, so she hung all over her new man Eric Johnson instead. Kaiser mentioned this rumor when we first heard about it and wondered if Ken didn’t like Eric or if Jessica and Ken were fighting over something. E! has some insider information that these two are over, and quotes a source who claims “They had a major fight” and “Jessica’s devastated.” Ken denies that he’s upset with Jessica, but he does admit that he hasn’t seen much of her lately.

However, according to a source close to the singer, the hitherto constant companions are “over.” The suddenly former BFFs, almost inseparable over the years, had some problems over the summer, with Paves no longer speaking to Simpson over “something petty.”

“They’ve had a major fight,” the Simpson insider tells E! News. “Jessica’s devastated over it, she loves Ken. He just won’t speak to her at all.”

Simpson tried to make amends, even inviting Paves along to her 30th birthday party in Capri in July, where she brought along her family, girlfriends and new boyfriend Eric Johnson for a relaxing getaway.

Paves, who was always Jessica’s shoulder to cry on though her many loves and losses, turned her down.

“She was so upset,” says the source.

Along with some other drama, Jessica is said to be upset that Ken has been tweeting his love for his other galpal, Eva Longoria, calling her his “best friend.”

“Jessica was heartbroken, they were so close. Maybe one of them will come around,” the source says.

Paves and Simpson, who even collaborated a line of clip-on hair extensions called Hairdo, haven’t been snapped shopping or dining together in months, but maybe Paves is softening, reaching out over Twitter, saying sorry for the loss of Jessica’s beloved pooch, Daisy in early Sept..

But on Sept. 12, Ken tweeted that he loved his friends, and did not include Jessica in those he mentioned.

Still, there’s hope these two kids could work it out. Although Paves did not attend her denim debut at Fashion Week in New York, he did send her a tweet reading, “@JessicaSimpson have an amazing show!! Strut your stuff ladies!”

And he insists there’s no rift between the two, telling E! News he’s been unable to travel to see her because of projects.

“Jessica and I are definitely still friends. Jess is very supportive of my other relationships as I am of hers! The truth is we have both been busy and on different schedules,” he says. “I know Jessica is very excited for me! I’ve brought her dad Joe on to manage these projects. It’s all in the family! We are all definitely still friends…”

[From E! Online]

Jessica may be the type of person who ignores her best friend when she has a new boyfriend or maybe Ken just couldn’t deal with the fact that Eric was hanging around all the time. It’s got to hurt, though, to be replaced by Eva Longoria. Ken has also been tweeting with a Singer named Nyke Prince and has posted photos hanging out with her and several other people. Maybe these two just grew apart or Ken got other friends. It happens. I guess Jessica is going to have to find another sperm donor if she finds herself single and 40. She’s got time.

Singer Jessica Simpson and her best friend/hairdresser Ken Paves arrive at their hotel in New York, New York on April 20, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc

39428, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Monday April 12, 2010. Jessica Simpson arrives at the Henry Cipriani Restaurant on 5th Avenue with hair stylist friend, Ken Paves. Jessica recently posed with no make-up in a series of photographs for magazine Marie Claire, promoting her upcoming TV show Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty. Photograph:

37872, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday February 19 2010. Hairdresser Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson leave BOA Steakhouse after celebrating Jessica's father Joe's birthday. Photograph: Josephine Santos,

Jessica Simpson and a hairstylist Ken Paves are arm in arm as they head into dine together at Mr. Chow this evening in Beverly Hills, Ca on December 08, 2009 Fame Pictures, Inc

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  1. she definitely strikes me as the type of girl who would forget all of her friends when she gets a new boyfriend. I’m sure Ken isn’t tripping though.

  2. Brooke says:

    She should have given him the boot ages ago; she’s just not that smart. He had been letting her go out looking like sh-t all the time – something a friend would never do. Particularly one who fancies himself a stylist of any sort. Prat.

  3. Snarf says:

    Ken’s an albatross around Jessica’s neck. She looks way better when she hasn’t been tranny-fied by him.

  4. Kaboom says:

    Hollywood, the world’s biggest High School.

  5. Feebee says:

    If this is true then it’s possibly the best thing to happen to Jessica in a long time. Of course it could be the reason she’s looking a little chubby – (not saying there’s anything wrong with that) she could be happy with her man and doesn’t have Ken to snip at her waistline. But she’ll start looking a lot better otherwise for as far as stylists go with a friend like him she didn’t need an enemy.

  6. Jaisymaisy says:

    I thought her dog died ages ago. Why would he be be tweeting about her dog now?

  7. hapygoleslie says:

    she needs a new (preferablygay) bff who’s a hairdresser: S. T. A. T.

  8. gem says:

    @Citizette I couldn’t have said it any better myself

  9. Merry says:

    Growing apart from your best friend truly is heart breaking. It can hurt so badly to actually destroy a person’s desire to be close to someone again! I hope these two are not going through this, I really do.

  10. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I am sure he got tired of the b.s with that annoying family, plus he can be besties with another pathetic attention ho, Longoria, now, and further himself

    Frankly, I cannot stand him, but being Jessica’s “gay” must be a bigger job than an E.R nurse!

  11. Hautie says:

    I agree the best thing for her is that he is gone.

    I always thought he was a horrible stylist.

    At his hands she ended up with all her own long hair cut off. Just to end up with a head full of his tragic looking extensions.

    Please tell me the logic in having some pinhead talking you into a hair cut… cutting off your own long hair… just so you can have a head full of cheap looking extensions.

    I am still thinking her weight gain is something besides her eating. She looks bloated not fat. Like there is a serious water retention issue.

  12. geenie says:

    Can I hurl now?? I remember Jessica saying on Oprah that if she didn’t meet a man within the next numerous years that she and Ken would have a child together. Ugh. Enough said.

  13. lucy2 says:

    Ugh, my high school BFF was like that, ditched all friends every time some new guy came along. Needless to say, we aren’t friends anymore.

    Whatever’s going on, she probably will at least look better without him, I agree on that. I’d guess it has to do with the new boyfriend though, probably one doesn’t like the other. But I wouldn’t want to hang around with her family either.

  14. Sumodo1 says:

    Does this mean Eva’s looks are going to go down the toilet now, too?

    (I know, I know he has been doing her hair for years, but now THEY’RE besties? Gag-inducing).

  15. fizXgirl3114 says:

    Ken probably dumped her because her star is waning… So he has moved on to someone who can put him in the spotlight better… notice how all his “besties” are famous?

  16. Weeble says:

    Geez, that bag Jessica has in the last pic has stolen my heart. Any info on it?

    Otherwise, I hope Ken and Jess work out things soon. I know people think she’s dumb, but I keep rooting for her!

  17. TeeTee says:

    Geesh, he brought Jessica’s father along to manage his projects?? YUCK!

    his job is to “hairstyle” is he only to be for Jessica only?? geesh.

    Jessica and Eva have always worn pieces and have never EVER had long tresses, waay before Ken.