Ken Paves dumps Jessica Simpson (as a client)


About a month ago, the rumor mill started working overtime with gossip about Jessica Simpson and her hairstylist/gay BFF Ken Paves. It seems Ken and Jessica were on the outs, and that they were no longer stuck up each other’s asses. Then Us Weekly basically confirmed the damn breakup with a hilarious and bitchy tell-all article that read like a series of snipes from Camp Jess and Camp Ken. Camp Jess basically said that Ken dumped Jessica for Eva Longoria (“hagwrecker”) because he was launching a line of weaves and sh-t in South America (he needed a Latina friend, I guess). Camp Ken basically said that Jess commit’s the cardinal sin of the gay-girl relationship: she dumps her gay every time she gets a new boyfriend! SHOCK. Anyway, Ken just gave a new interview to E! News, and I think we can officially declare Ken and Jess the fourth big split of the week. SOB. Ken has officially dumped Jess.

Yes, Jessica Simpson’s ex-BFF and former go-to hair guy Ken Paves finally admitted what we told you about weeks ago: that he’s no longer snipping Jessica’s locks. So what did he have to say when E! News tracked him down last night?

Paves stumbled when asked if he was still working with Simpson, saying, “Yes, but no, but… that’s what led to the speculation,” he stammered.

So are they friends or not? “Jessica and I have been friends for 12 years,” said Paves at the Operation Smile event in L.A. “I introduced her to Operation Smile many years ago.”

Paves said the friendship “is always there” and that anybody can “say what they want to say” when it comes to the formerly inseparable duo.

“I’m not insecure about it,” he said. But when it came down to it, he came clean that the two still haven’t seen each other in a while.

“I’ve been working on a lot of things that have me in town and traveling,” he said. “We’re both busy and busy is good.”

Here we go with the busy excuse again. Paves says he has met Simpson’s current boyfriend, NFLer Eric Johnson, who seems to be filling the role of supporter and constant companion that Paves used to play.

He’s a great guy,” said Paves. “I’m very happy for Jessica. Very happy.”

[From E! News]

This sh-t is more dramatic than Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Jessica had an “emotional affair” with Eric, and Ken got in a snit and found a new girl, and Jess was all “Why don’t you want to smell my farts anymore, Ken? I thought what we had was real, you know I’ll come back to you as soon as Eric dumps me!” And Ken says “I don’t want you to break my heart. Again.” And Jess is just in denial and so Ken has to be the one to tell people. Meanwhile, they’re both still thinking about each other, but neither one can make the first move. They’re such drama queens!


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. heb says:

    he’s a bit of an ass anyway, I was watching my old Newlyweds DVDs last month and during the limited time he was on camera he was a whiny annoying bitch

  2. Azreen says:

    Omg! Am I first? Anyway, why can’t Jess just keep hooking up with more and more guys (at least to keep herself busy) if she apparently keeps dumping him everytime she has a boyfriend anyway? Clearly she doesn’t feel like she needs him, so why should they bother being friends with each other? It’s sad, they put up with each other for 12 years and turns out they can’t even get past stupid drama like this.

  3. brin says:

    Sooooo Middle school!

  4. Chris says:

    Re the first picture: the last time I saw a mouth like that people were sticking ping-pong balls in it at the fair.

  5. Kitten says:

    It’s Hot Guy Friday! Ugh. I’m almost as annoying as those people that say “first!”. Still, it’s HGF, ladies.

  6. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    This is so funny. If he was a true friend, he would never “dump” her. I agree… so middle school.

  7. Rita says:

    Christians, Muslims, and Jews at each other’s throats. Millions of people out of work. Mexican drug cartels cutting the heads off government officials. Our servicemen and women dieing everyday.

    Now Jessica is dumped by her hairdresser. The news simply can’t get any worse than this (Unless Iggy Pop is this Friday’s Hot Guy).

  8. mojoman says:

    boyfriends are replaceable jess, but Best friends are not. This is coming from a woman who has been burnt by her “former” best friend, every time she has a boyfriend she barely knows I even existed but the moment they break up, she will call me as if nothing had happened. After her 5th boyfriend, I told her SAYONARA, have a pleasant life using people as a crutch.

  9. Samigirl says:

    @Rita…you make me laugh :)

  10. Po says:

    Wow, her hairdresser dumped her.

  11. Roma says:

    My gay friends would dump me too if I always looked so hideously unstyled as her. Isn’t the point of having a gay bff so you’ll look fabulous all the time? It was a poor reflection of Ken!

  12. Praise St. Angie! says:


    it’s things like this that keep me coming back here.

    Thank you for my first morning laugh!

  13. Delta Juliet says:

    How old is he? It’s hard to tell looking at him. Something is strange lookng but I can’t put my finger on it….

  14. sapphire says:

    Hilarious! She should have kept him as a BFF, but found another stylist. I always thought he made her look terrible-very passive-aggressive.

  15. Hautie says:

    Well I guess since Jessica stopped with the cheap looking extensions… Ken was not making enough money to continue the friendship. haha!

    It is the best thing that could have happen for her hair.

    At least now she stands the chance of growing it back out.

    Plus I still like her. She is harmless fun.

  16. RHONYC says:

    Joe Manganiello is ANIMAL!


  17. mommy says:

    good! Maybe now she will start to look better

  18. Nanea says:

    I don’t get why anyone would let Paves do their hair. It always looks awful, be it style or cut or color.

  19. bb says:

    I’m not suprised. She looks terrible 95% of the time. And the stuff about not washing her hair or brushing her teeth? Eeeew. If I was a hairdresser or stylist, I wouldn’t want my name too closely linked to hers either.

  20. Just a Poster says:

    hhmm maybe just maybe it was Ken giving her all the bad advice and trying to run her life and not Papa Joe..One never knows.

    I like Jess, she seems to have a good heart and at least tries to do something good with the so called star power.

  21. Abby says:

    maybe now she can get a decent stylist and fix her hair!

  22. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Maybe he got sick of her lack of personal hygiene and having her wash her hair all the time for her while having to smell her awful doggie breath.

  23. Stronzilla says:

    Why does Ken Paves look like the love child of Justin Long and Johnny Depp?

  24. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I’ve been in mojoman’s position, and I can’t handle these girls who treat people that they have known for years like the free therapy and acceptable entertainment contingency plan that comes between ‘the one that got away’ and ‘the next big thing’. I don’t know what happened here, so I can’t comment on that–BUT for anyone else, you’ve got to wonder if that kind of flakiness and disrespect for another’s time and affection is part of the reason why romantic relationships don’t last, either. They’re not entirely separate entities, are they?

    I’ll give people their honeymoon period and know full well a boyfriend will almost certainly spend more time with her than a friend. But that habitual sloughing off and slinking back–that’s just disrespectful. If someone treats another person like something kept around until something better comes along he or she is going to reap a bad ol’ harvest.

  25. Jeri says:

    Isn’t there a song about this… Don’t go breakin my heart… oooh

  26. fizXgirl314 says:

    His facial expressions always make me think he’s a bit of a bitch… the droopy eyes and the constant pout… kind of like an annoying self absorbed diva… you ain’t that hot ken… put away the bitch face…

  27. TeeTee says:

    welp, all friendships are not meant to last a lifetime.

    Something may have been said that one will not forgive..period.

    maybe Jess wants him all for herself, and is not willing to share him with Eva and JLO..and said screw you after all I have done for you etc..

    He can’t stop making loot to girlfriend UP, I guess.