Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina threw a huge tantrum at Jessica’s wedding


This week’s Star Mag has a story about Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson’s wedding, some of which we’ve already heard before. But there were some new details that I thought were interesting. A little backstory: yesterday I wrote about Joe Simpson and his young boy-toy, who was pretty much Joe’s “date” to the wedding. The boy-toy is 21-years-old and this is not the same young hustler that Joe (allegedly!) had an affair with a few years ago. This is a newish kid. And Joe is his “manager.” Yeah. Anyway, as it turns out, Jessica asked Joe to organize a lot of the wedding plans, and it totally upset Tina. Poor Tina.

Jessica Simpson’s wedding may have seemed like a harmonious family affair, with Joe officiating, mom Tina walking her down the aisle, son Ace as ring-bearer and daughter Maxwell as a flower girl and her sister Ashlee as one of her 14 [editor’s note: 14!!!!!] bridesmaids, but it was anything but. In the days before the ceremony, it looked fights between Tina and Joe – as well as a dispute between Jessica and Eric – came close to unraveling the event.

“Jessica had warned her parents that they had to get along and not embarrass her at the wedding. But Tina made it clear to everyone, she was furious that Jessica chose her father to organize the three-day event.”

The source says Tina complained about everything from the food to the venue. “Jessica had finally had it and told her mother that it was her wedding and to stop moaning,” the friend said. And Joe added to the drama when he seemed to be enjoying that his ex was causing problems.

“Joe knows full well that Jessica favors him over her mom and he plays that up a little to get back at Tina for how he feels she treated him after the divorce.”

In addition to her parents’ fights, Jessica and Eric fought over the prenup, says an insider. They threw out two previous prenups after canceled wedding plans following both of Jessica’s pregnancies.

“This time, Eric wanted a more favorable agreement because he takes care of their kids and has given up his career. But Jessica has seen what a disaster her parents’ marriage turned into and really wanted to protect herself. They finally agreed shortly before the wedding.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

First of all, I hope Tina got good and drunk. Like, I hope she got completely hammered at the reception because chica deserves all the mojitos. It’s not enough that she and Joe had a bad divorce, but he gets to officiate their daughter’s wedding like he’s still Mr. High and Mighty? And he gets to bring his 21-year-old boy-toy? Yes, bring Tina all of the cocktails. Poor Tina.

As for the prenup stuff… I don’t know. It’s interesting. Bless her heart, I’d be willing to believe that Jessica didn’t even care about the prenup. She thinks Eric is The One. And maybe he is, I don’t know. But the prenup sounds more like Joe than Jessica.



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  1. Ag says:

    i love it how families make people’s weddings all about their own issues. sit down, have a drink, and STFU. at least for a day. it’s not about you.

    • Erinn says:

      We’re having a complete shit show wedding planning because of relatives. It’s so stressful, and so petty.

      Tina should have shut up, had a few drinks, and enjoyed her daughters wedding. It’s not about her AT ALL. If her daughter wanted her dad to officiate – let him officiate. It’s her and Eric’s day. You’d think a grown ass woman could behave for a weekend, and then vent about everything afterwards.

      • Ag says:

        yikes – sorry to hear that! try telling everyone to back the f off, in the nicest possible way, haha. (we had to, because otherwise i think i would have strangled someone with my bare hands.) just show up and enjoy someone else’s day, people. put your own ego away. UGH.

      • Erinn says:

        It’s rough haha. I’m just trying to be the bigger person, while still planning for us, rather than for everyone else.

      • Nicolette says:

        Oh Erinn, how I can relate! My family is on the small side, like really small. My mother in-law wanted to dominate the guest list with people my husband didn’t even know, and some relatives he doesn’t even like. She thought she was going to control everything like she did with her daughter’s wedding, and her other son’s who married a limp noodle also with a small family, that let my mother in-law take over and didn’t care. Since it became apparent after much BS talk that it would be my husband and I paying for 90% of the wedding, we took the reins. She didn’t like that, and she tried to make us cut the amount of friends we were inviting. I stood my ground, and felt that after waiting 6 years to marry him I was going to be damned if someone else was going to call the shots. I might also add that my husband is of Croatian decent and if she had her way a Croatian flag would have be flown, Croatian music and Croatian food would have dominated the menu. I am of mixed European decent and felt as though anything of my heritage was trying to be ignored. Well, I put my foot down and that started the frostiness between us. She became disinterested in the wedding like a big baby because she couldn’t have her way.
        He has become estranged from his family due to this and other incidents in years following. Weddings have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people. some will shock you at their rudeness and some will shock you at their generosity and helpfulness. Good luck, I know what you’re going through. Just remember it’s about YOU and YOUR FIANCE, not them.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I had someone say they wouldn’t be in my wedding party if someone else was invited to the wedding. I told her that I wouldn’t compromise my guest list for her sake. I invited people I wanted there. If someone can’t handle that, they don’t have to be there.

        One thing Erinn, do NOT gave in to emotional blackmail attempts. Your wedding is about you and your husband. If someone can’t be happy for you and participate like a grown up, they don’t have to be there and you shouldn’t feel guilty for what ends up being their decision.

      • Coco says:

        Ugh, I feel you. Since our engagement, my dad has been going through his second divorce and already making it clear that his new gf and her family are a higher priority than my siblings (just like when he left my mom for the wife he is divorcing)! One of my brothers has been a complete douchebag and has been treating our family like crap and and at this point, hasn’t even been invited to the wedding, which makes me so sad but he has just hurt so many people. And some of my bridesmaids are fighting, not for any reasons having to do with the wedding, and we are several weeks away from my bachelorette weekend. Needless to say, I’m bewildered why all of these people who are important to me decided on this year to completely fall apart. It’s taken the joy out of planning my wedding, something I was really excited about because it was bringing together all of our favorite people. Luckily, my fiancé and I are rock solid through this all but if we could just ditch the big wedding and get married far, far away from it all, I’d be thrilled!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        We married in secret on the beach. Parents, pastor, 3 close friends, then announced it later.

      • Erinn says:

        Thanks guys, haha.
        On the bright side, it’s like 35 days until it’s alllll over.
        I would have loved to have just gotten married on the beach like OBella – but his family is very large and VERY close knit – to a catty level. So, we’re doing what we can to get the things we want without too much drama. Unfortunately, he has a cousin who has taken to badmouthing me constantly (for seriously no reason. I’m completely baffled – and I own up to things I do wrong- but I’ve done nothing to deserve it) and just making things difficult. So…35 days, and some booze, and I’ll be good. Good thing I love him so much, otherwise this level of stress and annoyance would have made me split haha.

      • lrm says:

        And THIS is why I/we were married in Hawaii on a beach, with a dozen or so guests who made the trip. We invited everyone [knowing most probably wouldn’t make it] and then enjoyed a great wedding dinner and honeymoon. A few weeks later we had a separate party/reception on the mainland, which many flew in for, actually. Some of my extended family were envious in a good way of my plans and loved it. My spouse’s family were kind of a-holes about it, but I think they would have been no matter what we did. 15+ years later-we feel even happier about our decision. I wanted to enjoy it and remember the event instead of worrying if everyone was taken care of and having to talk to people all day long. It’s a great memory instead of a blur now. Speaking for myself only-some people love a big shin dig, of course…(: And big weddings can be a blast, too. To each her/his own and all t hat….

        ETA: we were paying for our own wedding, and it was fabulous to ‘already be at our honeymoon location’ after the wedding. Some people wondered about the cost, but it was much cheaper than hosting a wedding and reception and then traveling for a honeymoon. The reception stateside was held at a relative’s house, too. Catering and DJ and we did our own flowers. Fun and less costly=w in win. I recommend it, depending on the individual family circumstances, of course.

      • Liberty says:

        Tiny beach wedding here too. Too much family nonsense was going on and we looked at each other, called four friends and took off. It was beautiful, planned as we traveled, held in our favorite spot. Our friends made it so much fun, I can’t even tell you. Reception when we came home.

        Erinn, it is YOUR day. They need to back off. Or shut up. Seriously. And as for your mean cousin — send Snotlette in here. We’ll take care of this situation, eh, people?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Yeah, second wedding was on the beach in the Bahamas, just me, Paul, our kids, his parents (I have no family), and a few close friends. Maybe 20 people in all. So much better than the stress from wedding #1.

      • Lady Macbeth (ex HiddlesF) says:

        I am in the small wedding crowd after seeing that our planning was getting out of hand, given that we were entirely paying for it and we did not want to go bankrupt only to invite a few bickering relatives and friends…
        We ended up inviting my mother, brother, my husband’s parents. That is it.
        We had a belated celebration with a bunch of relatives in my original country.

        Best wedding I could dream of, even though we didn’t ever have any honeymoon.

    • Prettylights says:

      I’m getting married to my boyfriend of 6 years in December and we are having a TINY wedding. We are going to the courthouse or might ask a good friend to officiate. As of right now our guest list is 24 people and 8 of those are nieces and nephews, and even that is bigger than we want. We really want immediate family only, but then my Mom said I have to invite my aunt and uncle because my aunt is my Godmother, and then of course I have to invite my other aunt and uncle or they’d be upset…which I don’t really want them there, not anything against them but we want it SMALL.

      When I announced it last month (I live out of state now, so I was home visiting my family for a week) my sister offered me a dress, jewelry, and a venue within 15 minutes. She does party planning for a career so of course I understand, but throughout the course of the week I had to tell her many times that I don’t want all the bells and whistles. She wanted to plan a caterer, DJ, Bachelorette party, ect and I want none of that. We just want to get married, have some photos done, and then a small reception after for close friends and family and that will be it. If we truly had our way we’d get married literally on top of a mountain – we live in Colorado – and then just have a little reception, but we want our parents there and they can’t hike to the top of a mountain with us 🙂

      I finally got her to relax about it and might use some of her ideas and let her help me plan but she had a huge wedding with 400 people so I think she just assumes I want that too. I just want it to be intimate and stress-free. I did however have my Mom, sister, sis in law, and Godmother go dress shopping with me and they helped me pick out a to-die-for dress. I can’t believe I’ll have something so beautiful to get married in, even if my wedding is tiny and hardly anyone sees it!

      So yes, I totally agree that sometimes people project on what should just be a celebration of two people’s love and THEIR DAY. It’s not about anyone else, it’s about the two people who are joining their lives officially, and everyone else should STFU and let those two people enjoy it without drama and stress.

      I feel for you ladies and hope everything turns out well for you!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        That’s why we married the way we did. Our planned small wedding was spiraling out of control, EVERYONE wanted to be there, making our venue of choice impossible and w-a-y too expensive.

      • kc says:

        my husband and I had our parents and siblings 15 years ago (so 10 people plus us).
        We were young, and had only known each other for 4 months, so we couldn’t justify asking people to buy gifts and make an appearance (we got married in the winter in Canada – another reason for the small wedding was not having people drive the winter roads). My mom wanted a reception, but we wanted a small wedding, so she held one a few moths later with the people she wanted to invite (she did include my in-laws requests, too. She invited who she wanted, we showed up to eat and meet people in each other’s families and had zero stress. My mom did want me to wear my gown so that my grandparents could see it, but I didn’t.

        It worked out really well.

      • Maureen says:

        kc-I laughed when I read your comment, I got married in Alaska in February-we were in the middle of a cold snap, I think it was -40° F!! We went to the courthouse with a few friends, and had a small party after. All of our family lives in the lower 48-and I totally understood no one was up for flying to Alaska in the winter. I never, ever wanted a big wedding, and I was so happy my husband felt the same. It was totally stress free, I loved it!

      • Mich says:

        My husband and I got married in New York at the municiple building – basically registry office. His family was basically him and a sister and her partner, had we married in the uk ALL my family would have been invited – so an entire church filled by relatives of mine I never see unless at funerals or other weddings – would have hated that. Instead our wedding party was us two, my parents and his sister and partner. Just the six of us, and we had a perfect day – no hassle, no fights or arguments – we loved it. 😉

      • ^ This. Pretty much where my Dude and I have been since our engagement. Thankfully he has a small family and most of mine are wise enough to guess from the fact I live 3 hrs away and never speak to them that they won’t be invited to the shindig. My absolute limit is 30 people and that’s including closest friends. I watched my SIL [I refer to her that way since Dude and I are 8 years together 5 of them living together] have to give up so many things she wanted to do in order to please her mother in law and ended up not getting what she really wanted out of the day. I made sure from the minute the ring was on my finger that everyone on both sides knew that our wedding would be our thing and if they don’t like it they don’t have to come. Suppose it helps that we’re a bit older [34/36] than many getting hitched.

    • homegrrrl says:

      I was secretly preggers at my sister’s wedding. Everyone just stared at my newly giant rack (in 2mos up from bcup to JessicaDD) but I said nothing. It was HER day. My only job was to barf along with the revelers (I didn’t drink, but fit in) and stink eye the smokers. No matter
      what drama is happening, shutty uppy and smile.

  2. Bridget says:

    BS. With a million dollar wedding like that there is NO WAY one of the bride’s parents would have organized it, they would have had a wedding planner (who probably also had a fleet of assistants).

    And of course they had a prenup, but just because you have one doesn’t mean that it can’t be a generous one. It doesn’t inherently mean that you’re trying to screw some on out of money along the line.

    • MrsB says:

      What I was thinking too. Why would she have her dad organize her wedding?! Doesn’t really make sense to me. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some drama at the wedding between Tina and Joe. I would still be furious if I were her, but she has really remained pretty classy throughout their divorce (at least publicly). There were probably many times she could’ve really thrown him under the bus, but chose not to.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m sure there was drama – the split between Joe and Tina was epically bitter. Not only was he cheating with a 21 year old boy, but he also was spending a large amount of their money. And I question Joe’s judgement taking a boy toy to the wedding, because considering the circumstances of that breakup it does seem like a deliberate provocation. But drama because Joe was planning the wedding? Not particularly likely.

      • homegrrrl says:

        I kind of doubt Tina had a “Fit” at the wedding. She brought a date from what I’ve heard, and Joe is obviously just out to provoke, or is so nutter butter and self absorbed that his overtures of drama must certainly be normal to their whole family by now.

    • lucy2 says:

      Excellent points. And I don’t get the scandalous whispers over prenups – it makes sense for anyone with money, and Jessica has a lot of money.

      I can imagine things were tense between her parents, but I hope they were adults about it and let the focus be on the couple getting married. Weddings can seem to really bring out the worst in people, and it’s amazing how some family members lose sight of what the day is about.

      • MMRB says:


        Not to mention …. if it is in fact, true = Eric wanted a more favorable agreement because he takes care of their kids and has given up his career.

        Takes care of the kids I can give you, I bet there is a Nanny or two but I guess we’ll be happy there is one parent at home for the kids.

        but…. ” and given up his career? ” Now Eric, if you’re googling your name in between puffs and see this. Please explain to me WHAT career that was? Did anyone hold a gun to your head and make you give it up? Did Jessica make you give up school? I dont think you were ever REALLY a football player [you retired to my knowledge] so, what is it, that entitles you to someone elses money because you were ‘FORCED’ to give up that career.
        Lets just call a spade a spade. You like being a kept man, and you might be getting a little greedy if this is in fact a true story.

      • lisa says:

        is eric really taking care of the kids? i am sure a nanny or two does the real work. he didnt have a job when he met her so he gave up nothing. and does her job really require her to be anywhere? her name goes on stuff other people design? it’s not like she’s working 60 hrs a week.

  3. bella says:

    i think it’s in such poor taste that jess had her dad officiate and organize anything at all.
    she should have gone with a different meaningful person in her life to officiate or a neutral party out of respect for her mom.
    why showcase her dad and hurt her mom?
    i’d imagine that if her dad had any class, he’d welcome simply being the father of the bride and taking a low key role so as to not rub his wife’s face in embarrassment.
    the more i think about this guy and how he destroyed jessica’s marriage to nick, the more i wonder if dear old dad didn’t have a thing for nick and was jealous of his daughter’s relationship with nick.
    has anyone seen that theory floating on the internet?
    whatever the history – here’s to hoping this is it for jessica and that she’s married happily ever after if not for anything else than the happiness and stability of those two precious children she has.

    • Original Tessa says:

      Yeah, something was off with Joe and Nick. Nick was such a wonderful loving husband, and Joe was trying to sabotage the whole thing. Super odd, whatever it was. For Nick’s sake, I’m glad he’s free of that family and is happy in his new one.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      I MEAN SERIOUSLY. Nothing screams traditional family values like having your second marriage officiated by that one guy *your dad* who spoke about your giant breasts to a men’s mag and who dumped your mother to lead a flamboyant gay lifestyle with a series of 20 year old lovers. These people crack me up.

      • Illyra says:

        LOL, yeah you pretty much covered it.

      • kri says:

        OMg, if this man was my father, I don’t think e would have been invited to my wedding, let alone officiated it. He is so disgusting and slimy, I can’t believe he isn’t doing 1800 Flowers commercials for weddings. He and the Thicke Skull would make a great pair of sleaze pits.

      • lisa says:

        dont forget the making of the music video where jessica and nick were making out on a bed and joe circled the bed giving them directions

    • doofus says:

      “the more i think about this guy and how he destroyed jessica’s marriage to nick, the more i wonder if dear old dad didn’t have a thing for nick and was jealous of his daughter’s relationship with nick.
      has anyone seen that theory floating on the internet?”

      I thought I was the only one who had that theory…! makes total sense, especially after (maybe I’m mis-remembering this…) Nick made a comment about having to play “grab-ass” at family functions, or something like that.

      on another note, I think Jessica is SO much prettier when she doesn’t do the drag-queen make up thing, and goes more “natural”.

      • mystified says:

        So true. I had thought that Jessica went in for the heavy makeup to hide some facial or skin flaws, but she’s gorgeous unadorned.

    • Christine says:

      You know Nick cheated during his marriage right? That’s not a wonderful and loving husband.

      Besides, Nick was the original Robin Thicke with his “What’s Left of Me” brokenhearted/”I want her back” tour during their divorce. That was always shady to me.

      • Original Tessa says:

        I thought it was Jessica that cheated, with like Bam Margera. Never knew Nick cheated.

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        You also realize Jessica cheated it was well written about. She got too big for her britches at one point and thought she was better than nick and her ego got the best of her. I don’t ever remember hearing about nick cheating.

      • Original Tessa says:

        I just googled it. There’s nothing about Nick cheating, just speculation from tabloids after they split. Then it came out later that Jessica was cheating on him, which he confirmed.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Yeah, Jessica supposedly cheated. Never read anything about Nick cheating.

      • Christine says:

        Well I know a guy who witnessed it first hand so I know he did.

        But as for tabloids, off the top of my head, there was a college girl in Ohio, strippers at a Bachelor Party and a journalist who all said it. The journalist recently did another interview where I saw she confirmed he was trying to pick her up (she didn’t cheat with him but he tried). Sorry, I was a huge Newlyweds fan so I remember all this stuff.

        And yes, I know there are rumors about her as well but the point is, he’s not the wonderful husband that she gave up for no reason like everyone pretends.

      • starrywonder says:

        I never heard one thing about Nick cheating. Lainey and everyone Ted C back in the day flat out called out Jessica for cheating. I also heard she cheated with Dane Cook and also with one of her co-stars on Dukes of Hazzard. I mean back in the day Jessica Simpson was seen as a huge star and rising actress and Nick L.’s career was going nowhere. And I never heard one thing about him cheating. He was bitter about how Joe S. encouraged Jessica to divorce him and was in their marriage though since I recall one episode of Nick needing money to re-do his video and her dad was acting like an @$$ about it. I also bet that Joe S. thought a bigger star than Nick was going to come along and that it would be better for Jessica.

      • doofus says:

        agree with the above posters…there were stories of her on the Dukes of Hazzard set, being with a few of the Jackass guys. but I never heard about Nick cheating. he always seemed so completely enamored of Jessica.

      • Original Tessa says:

        @Christine- Did the guy you know see this while they were married? Or was it when they were dating and on and off? I’m just curious. I won’t claim to know a lot about them. I don’t.

      • Christine says:

        Yes, it was while they were married.

        If you have no memory of the Nick cheating rumors, then sorry, you have really selective memory.

      • Josephine says:

        Seriously, you actually believe that? Give me a break – no doubt that creep Joe spread a soft rumor to cover his daughter’s butt. She’s the one who is rumored to have cheated. If Nick really had cheated, Joe would have made Jess go through one interview after another and cry on Oprah and would have had an all out media campaign about it. This family is creepy and underhanded.

      • Bridget says:

        Christine isn’t wrong. There were some quiet rumors questioning whether Nick stepped out as well, but Jessica was not only SO indiscreet but also showed such incredibly bad taste (Bam Margera, really?) and the narrative of that divorce was already set.

        Personally, I think that Nick got the raw end ofthat deal, but I also don’t think that he was a saint. There was just too much to overcome in that marriage, with not only her meddling family, and her rocket to immense and overshadowing fame, but also her extreme youth. She got married young and inexperienced, amd then basically had the world handed to her on a platter – that had to be an incredible amount of temptation, even without one of your parents whisperi ng in your ear that you could do much better. He also had to contend with a failing career of his own and his wife’s eclipsing him, and it takes a very secure man to handle that. Its no wonder that marriage didnn’t work.

      • holly hobby says:

        If you followed all the magazines in those days (US Weekly printed the lion’s share), Jessica stepped out on the marriage when she bumped uglies with someone named Bam.

        The video and his purported cheating happened after Jess dumped him on Thanksgiving (he gave an interview on US. I followed this story back in the day. So although they were married, they were separated. That doesn’t constitute cheating. She was already moving onto her buffet of men then.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve heard something about that, that Nick was “uncomfortable” around him or something. Given how things turned out, I could believe it.
      I definitely heard about her cheating during their marriage, don’t remember much about him at that time, but I can believe it. Especially if their marriage was troubled and they were both young and dealing with the fame, not hard to believe both of them strayed.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well he didn’t officiate the Lachey wedding so I know they had someone else do it. Anyway, I think Joe gave a statement to People, during the Lachey wedding layout, that he didn’t want to see his little girl married. So yeah there were three people in that marriage, Nick, Jessica & Joe. Nick alluded to it as much.

      Re prenup and Well Fed asking for more money. What career? He didn’t have a career when he met her (long retired from the NFL). He gave up his slot at Wharton Business school so he can act like a groupy (this was before the kids).

  4. Dani says:

    Even if the prenup was all Joe’s idea…at least someone is somehow looking out for her. Eric won’t stick around for more than five years (that’s being generous) and he could milk her for all she has. Jessica is naive enough to think it’s okay.

    • Hautie says:

      Actually, I suspect Jessica would not marry Eric without one. And one to her favor.

      She married Nick without one. And she was the reason it happen. Jessica refused to sign one. (Nick had all the cash when they married.) She thought it would jinx the marriage if she signed one.

      Flash forward. They divorced.

      And Jessica had made an obscene about of money in those few married years. And she was bitter about having to give him any of it. Even though he was just involved as her… becoming a “brand” at the time.

      But she allegedly, had to give him ten million, to stop Nick from dragging it all into court. And forcing an audit. To see exactly how much cash had been earned. Her Daddy convinced her to give Nick the ten million…. and shut up.

    • Audrey says:

      I love the line that Eric gave up his career.

      What career? His NFL career was already done. He was never that good anyway

  5. Krista says:

    I wonder if the prenup drama wasn’t really drama at all? Like, it had to be changed twice because she kept getting pregnant and so the document had to be amended a few times. I dunno. Not a lawyer. Can anyone let me know if I’m way off base?

    • lucy2 says:

      I’d think that’s likely – once a kid is involved, they probably had to rework a good amount of it. The tabloids like to make it out as drama between the two of them, but to me it just sounds like good planning to make sure everyone is protected.

  6. Talie says:

    Jessica is not just herself, she’s a corporation with lots of mouths to feed — no way in hell would her advisors ever let him slip through with a prenup that wasn’t favorable to her.

  7. Chris says:

    Give this family a reality TV show now!

  8. Nikki Girl says:

    What career did Eric give up? He was an ex-NFL player when they met. I’m sorry but I don’t think they’re going to last, he seems like a freeloading loser.

    • bella says:

      i saw them together in nyc…i don’t know the man, but he looked like he just rolled out of bed, was unkempt and had a louser vibe.
      i know i have NO right to judge, but had to get that off my chest ;-0

      • Mojoman says:

        I cant tell him and The Deaner apart. They both look unkept and mouldy kinda way!

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Wasn’t Nick a footballer as well?

      • doofus says:

        boy-bander. (don’t remember which one, though…)

      • Dawn says:

        No. Nick was a part of a boy band whose name escapes me right now. Help me someone! Anyway he was the more famous of the two and really loved her or so I gathered from watching the show. I think he’s a good dude. But she did go out with the QB for the Dallas Cowboys for a few years but he couldn’t wait to get away from her or so the story goes.

      • Erinn says:

        98 degrees. 10 year old me ate that shit up.

      • starrywonder says:

        @Dawn. Yep she dated Tony Romo and all of the Dallas fans hated her. LOL. I think that Joe S was thrilled when they were dating since he thought that he was more on Jessica’s level (eyeroll).

      • holly hobby says:

        She also dated John Mayer too. He’s the one who told boudoir tales of her “sexual napalm.” Poor thing. She has such bad taste in men.

  9. Ice Queen says:

    Selfish people. Shouldn’t they just STFU for their daughter’s sake?

  10. Luca26 says:

    Tina is being a baby. She can be heartbroken and miserable about what Joe hid from her for the rest of her life if she wants but he will always be Jessica’s Dad. It was Jessica’s wedding day and whatever she wanted for her arrangements she should have. Tina should have kept her mouth shut.

  11. Rusty Machine says:

    I had no idea Joe looked such a mess. Gracious. I can’t even comprehend that.

    • Original Tessa says:

      That’s a bad picture. He looks older, sure, it’s been a while since Newlywed’s… but he’s not so sloppy day to day. He looks like same, just thinner, ten years older, and more stylish.

    • Lady D says:

      He always looks like a mess. Like he has been hitting the booze hard, mess.

    • lisa says:

      his mid life crisis hair is sad and hysterical all at the same time

    • Francis says:

      Joe being gay had to be one of the biggest shockers. He always played the dad,the devoted family man,career manager.
      What is more surprising is how Joe kept it a secret. There was never a peep in the tabloids.

      I feel sorry for Tina.

  12. Nikki L. says:

    People can’t help that they’re gay. While I never agree with dishonesty, her father doesn’t deserve to be blacklisted from her life.

    • Bridget says:

      No, people can’t choose to be gay. But here’s what they can choose:
      * to cheat on their spouse with a 21 year old guy
      * to spend a ridiculous amount of money on the 21 year old he was cheating with, supposedly draining their bank account
      * to then attempt to screw over the spouse in the divorce

      • ManchurianGlobal says:

        BINGO! I have no problem with him being gay, it’s how he treated his wife when he was discovered and the fact that he cheated on her before she found out.

        BTW – he still refuses to admit that he’s gay, even though everyone knows it. *smh*

      • Nikki L. says:

        Like I said, I don’t agree with dishonesty.

    • Malificent says:

      People can’t help that they’re gay. They can help catting around on their partner. I understand that Joe comes from a place and time where he felt that he had to be closeted (and may well have been from himself for many years). However, that doesn’t excuse endangering his spouse’s health and basing his marriage on lies. Sexual preference is not a choice, but sexual behavior is a choice.

  13. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    He looks like Ellen Degenres.

  14. Red32 says:

    I really feel for Tina. Joe will have plenty of support from his new community, who does Tina have?

    • Word Girl says:

      I agree. I don’t mind a person being gay or coming out either. I do understand that there are social pressures as well, but that wasn’t Tina’s fault. Joe took Tina’s life for ransom and sacrifice I’m the place of his own. He misled Tina for like 2 decades. And everyone else is like, just get over it. I say screw them. Just because Joe was gay when he was young and still is now didn’t give him the right to do what he did to her. If I were Tina, after the divorce is over, I’d write a tell all book based on my life because people need to see what closeted behavior does to the person that is misled. Tina deserves all my respect, and I do hope that she will be surrounded by good friends since her daughter apparently is selfish. Clearly a mother would want to help in the ceremony planning since someone has to tell and approve what the party planner suggests. Tina, girl in my opinion, you have the right to be bitter. May you soon find the help and friendship you really deserve, if this is true.

      • holly hobby says:

        I don’t have a problem about him being gay. I do have a problem with the whole marriage based on a lie. She gave up the best years of her life for him and he just misled her. I bet he probably blamed a lot of their “bedroom” issues on her.

        Really, if you’re gay, why bother to marry at all? You could have said you were a confirmed bachelor.

        My uncle was gay and he was a bachelor all his life. He didn’t need a “beard” or anything. We’re talking about the 1930’s and 40’s here (not now). The family didn’t even suspect until he brought his young thing (at the time he was maybe in his early 50’s) to my grandpa’s funeral. So yeah, Joe could have not even bother to string Tina along and just say he gave his life to God and be a confirmed bachelor.

  15. AlmondJoy says:

    Sigh. This is such a mess!

    Sidenote: I wouldn’t wish a drunk relative on my worst enemies’ wedding! They can ruin the whole event and make the reception a very uncomfortable experience for those around them. It’s all about bringing attention to SELF instead of honoring the special couple.

  16. Anon says:

    You knew this was coming from star or enquirer it just is… Look at the history of thetwo magazines on this its always the same. lol. Im sure there is some uncomfortable. Any marriage that breaks down and parents are at a child wedding its not easy. ,you know there will be more. Its that star and enquirer amd associated mags always with same story same agenda.. Also sources are known to be threads and opinions from other sites used as truth

  17. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She’s always been one of those women who looks better without makeup.

    • Alexis says:

      Yep, her face simply can’t handle a lot of makeup, it looks bad. But she looks great with less makeup.

  18. Plantpal says:

    In the magazine cover picture, the body language seems telling. With her hand flat on his chest, it looks like she’d push him away if the camera weren’t on her….and her smile seems somewhat “sickly”. I don’t get a great vibe. In terms of his grooming, man, why couldn’t he groom his beard properly, if he insisted on wearing one? the scraggly bits under his chin and on his neck are disappointing.

  19. yolie says:

    It’s just a sad story. She spent many years with this man only to find out their marriage was a lie. Now he flaunts his new lifestyle in front of her. She must feel very hurt I would imagine.

  20. Word Girl says:

    What can I say..I fully believe this story. If I were Tina, I would have not gone to the wedding. I would have gone to the bachlorette party and left it at that. This woman is in her second marriage, so it’s not like she never saw her marry before. I sure hope Jessica regrets how she treated her mother. Maybe one day her kids will do it to her. I don’t blame Tina one bit. And I definently believe the stuff about the prenup, if it is true, their marriage will NOT last.

  21. anne_000 says:

    I can’t relate with what Tina did. It’s not like it’s the first wedding among her two daughters. It’s the 3rd wedding, & Ashlee’s wedding is coming up real soon. So what about the food & venue & whatever else? Is she going to fight with Diana Ross about these things in the coming months?

    And if Jessica wants her dad officiating, then that can’t be a surprise to Tina.

    Yes, Joe is (presumably) gay. He’s going to have male guests to events. Just like when Tina finds a companion, she’s going to bring him to events too.

    The only person making Tina miserable is herself. She needs to accept certain things in order to move on & stop driving herself crazy over things she can’t control.

  22. Tifygodess24 says:

    If my father ever treated my mother the way Joe treated Tina I would never favor my father again. I mean really? It’s one thing to still love him ( of course he’s your Dad ) but to still continue to take his side or whatever , no way. I can understand why Tina is upset, most women wouldn’t take to kindly to seeing that mess either.

  23. Sayrah says:

    * puts on my judgmental hat and says 14 bridesmaids for a second wedding?? That’s a lot even for a first wedding.

    • Emelu says:

      She’s Southern. Being one myself, people were shocked I only had six bridesmaids. For some reason, if you don’t include your third cousin, twice removed (whom you may or may not loathe) it’s considered poor etiquette.

    • lisa says:

      it’s like she’s trying to outdo her first wedding plus his first wedding put together

  24. Cupcake says:

    It sounds so bratty to me when someone says something like, “I wish people would realize that my wedding is not about them, it’s MY special day.” If you have to announce that something is all about you than you are doing it wrong. A wedding is not just for the couple, an elopement can be just for the couple. Elope if you want it to be all about you. Nobody should feel entitled to control other people at weddings or otherwise. You are asking for people to attend your event and spend money on you for gifts, travel, clothes, etc. A wedding is a celebration for everyone.

    • AryaMartell says:

      Having been doing some minor wedding planning for my own wedding I can say this: since I am not asking for gifts and we are merely getting married in our friend’s backyard with a small number of people I can say to someone it isn’t about you. For example, his grandmother isn’t happy because she wants it to be a huge family event (and she has 10 children) and even offered to pay for it. I had no problems telling his 90 y/o grandmother to put her wallet away as that is not what either of us wanted and as gently as possible told her this would be our day on our terms. Was it a bitchy move on my part? Yes, especially when you realize I did it to his 90 year old grandmother but you have to set boundaries somewhere or these people won’t stop. We just want a small event with immediate family and a couple of close mutal friends. While to me, common sense dictates that if you are asking for money to pay for your wedding that you do remain magnanimous and polite. However, for me common sense dictates that if I am paying for my own wedding that you all STFU and let me do things my way.

      Being that Jessica is likely paying for her wedding, she had every right to tell her mom to STFU. I get that her mom is still raw over her divorce and no one will blame her. However, she needs to set her anger aside and focus on celebrating her daughter on this day. No one forced her to come if she didn’t want to be around Joe. No one is asking her to forgive Joe or like that he has been in charge of this but you keep your mouth shut if that is the decision your daughter has made in regards to her wedding.

    • Deedee says:

      It is about the people who are getting married. They chose to invite people to share in the celebration. If it was another occasion, like a birthday party for your significant other, would you expect your guests to tell you where to have it, what theme to use, how much to spend, what to serve, etc? And gifts should be optional, but I do know there are some people who do tell guests what to give them, which to me is inappropriate.

  25. Kim1 says:

    FYI Tina knew Joe was attracted to men before they got married. She naively thought he could pray his gay away and so did he.He was wrong for cheating on her.Lastly Jonathon is not Joe’s boyfriend.Joe may be a creep but he was telling the truth when he said JK is a client.Tina is a pretty lady and she needs to start dating and move on with her life.

  26. AryaMartell says:

    No one will deny Tina for being upset and raw over her divorce and the way Joe treated her. But I’m going to take the unpopular stance here and say no one forced her to go to the wedding either. If this is true and she is that upset then she should have stayed home instead of attempting to ruin her daughter’s wedding by complaining and causing drama. I don’t agree with Joe officiating especially since he seems to be a dishonest pastor when it comes to his love life. But thos was Jess’ choice and she needs to respect the fact she chose her father to do the wedding planning. Bitching about it at your daughter’s wedding is extremely disrespectful. Tina should have just stayed home if she was going to bitch.

  27. Ginger says:

    Another example of why couples should elope. I eloped for my first wedding but then the family insisted on having a reception when we got home. I let the family handle all of it and just showed up to avoid fights and drama. My second wedding was a planned event involving family. My husband really wanted to have a ceremony and reception so I agreed because I just love him so much. BUT I too had to tell my various family members to STFU for one day and get along for our sakes. Surprisingly they did! I feel for Jessica. Planning and executing a wedding and reception is stressful. Especially when you know the potential for drama. That being said, I’d do it again because I cherished sharing this special time with my husband. In the end I was glad that he convinced me to go ahead with a ceremony.

  28. serena says:

    I don’t blame Tina.. he cheated on her with a 20something boy!! How would anyone of you react? Jessica was very insensible in that sense, of course Tina would get mad. I would too.

  29. Zooyork says:

    I don’t blame Tina.

    • lisa says:

      me neither

      and i think tina would get more support if joe had spent all their money on a 20 yr old girl

  30. Anon says:

    Joe has nothing to do with the plans pure bs he was in europe and florida and nyc most of the time. Secondly neither spoke at jess wedding or toasted. Only eric dad did. Star continually makes uo fabrication but makes for good gossip.. There was no drama at the wedding NONE

    Tina was there with her boyfriend mr Goldstein NO DRAMA

  31. Valois says:

    Dos anyone know where her glasses are from?

  32. LT says:

    When we got married, my mother in law sat us down and said, “your wedding is NOT all about you – it’s about your guests. Be a good hostess.”

    At the time, I thought that was a bit harsh, but 16 years later, I think she is absolutely right. Even the church made a point to remind us that the wedding ceremony is actually just a church service with an extra bit thrown in – it’s NOT all about the bride and groom.

    I think that is a great reminder – and as a bride, you should be considerate of your guest, particularly if they are family….and especially your mother.

  33. smartypence says:

    Its kind of funny/odd that weddings are almost ALWAYS hijacked by the drama at the reception especially…its some kind of life measurement tool in peoples head and bring ALL OF THIER ‘ISSUES’ into the planning if involved, or play out their antics at the reception b/c the emotions and booze are both running high and thats a powder-keg ready to go off…

  34. Anon says:

    Joe and his sidekick were at the BBQ. His sidekick was not at the wedding.

  35. Diana says:

    I don’t blame Jessica for wanting a pre-nup at all; Nick got a lot of her money after the divorce, and he shouldn’t have. Good for her for not wanting to make the same mistake twice.