Jessica Simpson’s family “worried” for her

As I documented before, my feelings for Jessica Simpson walk that fine line between sympathy and outright pity. The girl is having a rough time after her now excessively-documented split with Tony Romo. Not only did Tony dump her the night before her birthday, he was hooking up with women on Jessica’s birthday. In the days since their split, Jessica has mostly been keeping a low profile. She cancelled her Ken-and-Barbie birthday party, and she’s been staying at her parents’ house. Over the weekend, she did have a “girls night” with her ladies, and she tweeted all about it, writing “Love my ladies!!! Wish I could be with them everyday of my life. Laughter is wonderful.” She also tweeted about watching Hope Floats, that crummy, depressing Sandra Bullock movie. I swear, if Jessica tweets about eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, she will officially need to get herself a muu-muu and some cats. She’s just ticking stuff off some kind of breakup checklist at this point.

Now there’s word coming from People that even Jessica’s family is “worried” about her. They “feel bad” for her because she doesn’t take breakups so well. Poor Jess:

Jessica Simpson’s recent estrogen-filled weekend hanging out with her girlfriends and watching chick flicks with her mom was a welcome bright spot in an otherwise difficult week for the newly single singer.

Since Tony Romo broke up with Simpson on the eve of her 29th birthday, “She’s a little depressed,” says a Simpson family friend.

“She takes breakups really badly,” adds another source close to Simpson. “She has a hard time letting go.”

The singer-actress has had a rocky romantic record, which includes her divorce from Nick Lachey and her on-again, off-again relationship with John Mayer. But Romo seemed an ideal fit for Simpson, who last year called the Dallas Cowboys quarterback “the love of my life.”

So far, Simpson has been coping with the split by living a low-key life and seeking solace with her parents, who “encourage her to go out and have a good time, like she did this week,” says the Simpson family friend.

But when she’s out in public, “she feels she’s being judged by the world and opts to hide out at home,” says the friend. “The family feels bad for Jessica. They worry for her a lot.”

That wasn’t always the case. “The family used to have such faith in [Jessica] and they worried about Ashlee,” says the family friend. “Now they are fully confident in Ashlee’s choices and they worry most of their days about Jessica. It seems she just can’t catch a break.”

[From People]

I mostly feel like “Leave this girl alone!” It hasn’t been that long, and Jessica is entitled to wallow in breakup sadness for a little while. She really loved Tony – and he turned out to be an epic douche. That being said, I really think Jessica is the kind of girl/woman who derives all of her confidence and self-worth from her relationships. When she’s not with someone, she goes into a tailspin of identity crisis and depression. When she has a boyfriend, she knows who she is, and she’s happy. My girl needs some therapy, I think.

Jessica Simpson is shown outside her trainer’s house on 7/21/09. Credit: MIV/Fame Pictures

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  1. manda says:

    She’s a cute girl, and I think she seems to be basically nice. Probably a little self-centered and shallow, but a good person at heart. She needs to get away from her dad, and grow up a little bit, learn to be happy with herself, and to be happy by herself, before she can find a healthy relationship. She needs to stop rushing things–if it’s going to happen, then they’ll have the rest of their lives to be together, why be so clingy so early on?

  2. Fiestarter says:

    Maybe I am just low on sympathy today, but come on, who hasn’t gone through painful break-ups? I mean they are far more commom than “happily ever after’s”.
    She and Romo have not been solid since before her sister’s wedding, as we all remember, Joe Simpson more or less forced Romo to give Jess a second chance at that time. This break-up with Romo has been a long time in coming. Sure, it sucks getting dumped before your birthday, sure it sucks that he immediately went out and hooked up with other women, but that is what men like Romo do. He is an egomaniacal athlete, so there should be no surprises with his behavior. Like the rest of us gals out there, you just need to boo-hoo for a week and then pull yourself up by your boot straps and start all over again. It’s life. no one said it was going to be easy.

  3. bros says:

    i think many stars, esp. those who got into hollywood at a young age constantly seek external sources of validation for their self-esteem. people who get into it later have a much much easier time adjusting because they have lived longer deriving happiness from their private lives of family and friends instead of fans, managers, contrived marriages and boyfriends. her whole life has been managed by her creepy father and all of her relationships have been served up for public consumption and played out in tabloids. like I said before, she needs to go buy a ranch in wyoming and settle down with a lumberjack and have a couple babies and live in obscurity because thats the only way she is going to get some happiness.

  4. Nebraska says:

    Jess needs to go do some charity work so she will not feel sorry for herself. She could go to the slums of India where the ladies have a hard time getting education because there are no washrooms. It seems like over meddling Joe sabotages her relationships; they both need to cut the cord and move on.

  5. PJ says:

    She looks terrific in these photos, really beautiful! I think she should go easy on the makeup and dye her hair a more natural color. The super-bleached blonde look actually detracts from her natural beauty.

  6. LuLu says:

    Lighten up on her everyone! I have done some epic wallowing in my time over guys who didn’t deserve it. I have a lot of empathy for her. And I can’t imagine having a camera documenting every move I made or every move my ex made and throwing it in my face. UGH.

  7. lala says:

    here’s some useless gossip for u. the trainer she was seen leaving from in these pics is john mayers trainer.

  8. michelle says:

    “She could go to the slums of India where the ladies have a hard time getting education because there are no washrooms.”

    I seriously doubt that the Indian slum ladies aren’t getting educations because there are no wash rooms! WTF does that mean?

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I agree with you PJ.

    The woman looks SO much better with no or minimal make up. when she’s “all done up”, she looks like a tranny.

  10. kim says:

    he’s a douche for dumping her? i think he was just looking for an out and she gave it to him….she’s needy and that’s not attractive……every guy is not a douche for dumping a girl…happens all the time

  11. Ggirl says:

    Although I feel badly for Jessica Simpson, she didn’t seem to have too much trouble dumping Nick Lachey. I guess if it only effects HER, then it becomes an epic diaster.

  12. goaheadandyellatme... says:

    The best gift a parent can give to their child is resiliency. Jessica’s parents never taught her stand up proudly and just be. They emphasized her looks, and not the beauty on the inside…so she doesn’t really understand who she is. Just the fact that she ws going to have a “Ken and Barbie” party at her age, reflects her dire immaturity. I think the posters who suggested charity work, travel, and living on her own were right on the mark. It is time to grow up and realize how blessed you have been, and how much you truly have, Jess!

  13. Orangejulius says:

    Lulu – lol at ‘epic wallowing’. Yep, been there too, so she gets my sympathy vote.

  14. Kate says:

    Here’s a thought, how about she (and her family) keeps her private life private? Oh, oops, if she did that, then there would be no career, given that she has no appreciable talent at anything other than being stupid and having big boobs. I am truly befuddled at how the entire Simpson family has maintained their place in the public eye for so long.

  15. Bill Hicks is God says:

    She needs to find herself as an individual and stop seeing herself as an extension of “some guy” – whether that be a husband, boyfriend or her skeevasaurus father.

    (Might wanna loosen those braids too dear, you look a little squinty).

  16. abbizmal says:

    Dangit, Michelle. I was going to say that. You folks are always doing that to me. I get here too late. :)

  17. judy says:

    This bis almost funny. Now she knows how her husband felt when she sucker punched him with the divorce .

  18. Howie says:

    She looks so pretty in these pics. My heart goes out to her and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Break-ups SUCK.

  19. UrbanRube says:

    I’m with Nebraska. This girl needs a values reality check, stat. I’m sure she’s genuinely hurt, and that’s sad, but she won’t get on a rewarding life path until she gets out from under her father’s thumb.

  20. trish says:

    Another “smart” plastic bottle for the landfill.
    Jessica and Jennifer A. should be thrown in the landfill for drinking it and endorsing that plastic product.

  21. CeeJay says:

    Just goes to show you that if you have to “work” at hanging on to anyone in your life, that person is ultimately going to walk anyway. Why is this lesson so hard for some to learn? This girl has all the potential in the world to live a happy, fulfilling life but she sabotages herself constantly. She should consider herself lucky to be rid of Tony Romo and his traveling herd of manwhores.

  22. CeeJay says:

    Oh, and she’s had that LV Speedy in her life longer than all of her past loves put together! Never underestimate the powers of a quality handbag.

  23. Janine says:

    That hair do looks so cute on her. And she has the prettiest eyes. You hardly notice that with all the make up she normally wears. I hope she feels better soon. Break ups suck and are nothing to gloat about. Give the girl some time and space.

  24. Sylvia says:

    I don’t feel any bit of sympathy for this girl/so call woman. She needs to stop posing looking pathetic. She just starts dating a guy and within a week she is declaring her love for each of them. She needs to slow down and get to know the person before she starts making wedding invitations.

  25. Ally says:

    Fact is, there’s incredible pressure from the media for these young women stars to have partners, otherwise they’re covered as sad, losery spinsters.

    I wish they’d all shake it off. It used to be that the only way women could succeed in life was by marrying a successful guy. Now you can attain that success independently, with your own work. That’s what so many of these girls have done; yet they still get twitchy unless they have someone on their arm.

    Simpson has had three long-term relationships in her 20s. That hardly makes her a loser who can’t keep a man. Everyone, including la Simp, needs to chill. Fact is, men are often just a status symbol to these starlets, and therefore they should realize they can easily go without.

  26. Cinderella says:


    I think it’s time she packed her bags and headed overseas to entertain the troops. She loves the attention and they wouldn’t mind either. She needs to get away for awhile to take her mind off of this Romo ordeal.

  27. Sakota says:

    Let’s remember that this is someoen who tried to cheat her husband out of his rightful share of his divorce settlement, floated abuse rumors, and then was bonking merrily away the minute the divroce was finalized.

    She’s determined seemingly to find a man who will take care of her, despite the fact that grown men do not want to take care of grown women.

  28. karen says:

    ken paves has directed her well – eyes swollen from crying and sleep deprivation get a quick boost from falsies!

  29. Snoopchew says:

    She should never have given him HIS birthday present. $100,000.00 speedboat! That jerk never deserved it.
    I could see the writing on the wall after that.

  30. Nev says:

    Why is Tony a Douche because he decided Jessica is not the woman he wanted? At least he did not dump her the day before theIr wedding. What was Tony suppose to do while she pranced around for that disgusting Barbie/Ken party fake like he was enjoying it. Tony has a right to be happy to. I guess he is not happy with her. Jessica was not happy with Nick and she dump him.

  31. notsoanonymous says:

    Go ahead and scream after I write this, but….


    Come on and get back together already!

  32. Nudgie says:

    Please – put her in the top bunk of Mischa and they can commiserate about how smoking they are despite the ‘brainless’ thing :) ))

  33. TinaWithPom says:

    She bought Romo a $100K speedboat for HIS birthday? Wow, that just magnifies his douchiness IMO. At least give her a final birthday present before breaking up with her. They did, after all, spend 3 years together.

    I think Hollyweird really does give young female celebrities pressure to marry and to do it fast. It’s ironic, though, since I’ve always thought of Hollyweird as one of the major bastions of casual sex and one-night flings.

  34. lway says:

    Shame. Break-ups are painfull. She just needs some time

  35. t says:

    What if Romo wanted to dump her for the last six months, but didn’t want to look like a “douche” piling on to her string of embarrassments?

    Would it have been better to dump her in January when the fat pictures hit? What would the tabloids have said then?

    By the time that died down she was melting down onstage in Michigan. Would it have been better to dump her then?

    When that was blowing over, Columbia Nashville dropped her. Would that have been the right time?

    Maybe poor Romo tried to help her save face by not dumping her during her personal and professional embarrassments and now he gets called a douche just because the only break in her humiliations happened to be right before her birthday and he thought he better make the break before her next crisis hits.

  36. Trashaddict says:

    She looks better when she’s not plastering on the fake smile and the makeup. Pain ages a woman but it also gives her face character.

  37. Snoopchew says:

    He dumped her the night before her birthday because he got a $100K speed boat for his birthday and he could not reciprocate because he is a user and no matter how much $$$ he has he figures she is not worth anything but kicking her to the curb. No wonder she feels worthless. Get that boat back, or stop payment!