Ashlee Simpson’s coy dodging of nose job related questions has all been for naught – her mouthy father, Svengali Joe Simpson has confirmed to Fox News that Ashlee did in fact have a nose job last year. I know, pick yourself up off the floor, and we’ll carry on.
“After more than a year of coy answers from Ashlee Simpson regarding her May 2006 nose job, her father Joe has finally confirmed that his daughter went under the knife. In an interview with Fox News, Joe says he had no control over Ashlee’s decision to undergo rhinoplasty.
“‘Girls have their own ideas,’ he shrugged. ‘Anyway, there was a real problem with her breathing and that was cured.’”
Yes we girls do have our own ideas. The nerve! I love that it wasn’t “People have their own ideas” or “My children have their own ideas.” The problem is that girls have their own ideas, and it’s just so dang hard to tell them what to do anymore!
And if you’ve been sitting around wondering to yourself, “Why are Jessica and Ashely Simpson so much better than Paris and Britney and the other skanks? Well, Joe has an answer for that, too.
“Joe, who also serves as manager to Ashlee, 22, and her sister Jessica, 27, credits good parenting as the reason his daughters haven’t gone the way of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.
“‘We have a real family,’ he said. ‘You can’t just put these kids out in the world and they’re on their own. I can remember a time when Jessica was singing at Madison Square Garden and her outfit ripped before she went on. We were there for her.’
[From Us Weekly]
Why am I not surprised that Papa Joe was there for Jessica when her outfit ripped, exposing her bare, heaving bosoms? His accidentally uber-creepy remarks regarding Jessica’s boobs are legendary. Now he’s moving on to the nose. And what’s the excuse when Ashley was caught lipsyncing on Saturday Night Live, and then broke out into a jig?
“‘She’d lost her voice, and Jordan Schur [then the head of her record label] insisted she lip-synch,’ he said. ‘She’d never done it before. She didn’t want to do it. Anyway, she’ll never do it again. We just did a huge tour, and there was no lip-synching.’
“The former Baptist minister also denies claims that he’s a controlling father. ‘I don’t tell my girls who to date or marry or what to do.’
“He also has no hard feelings against former son-in-law Nick Lachey. ‘I have nothing against Nick,’ he told me. ‘But they got married very young. I told Jessica, “You’re going to hit an age when it’s all going to be clear to you — life that is — and you’ll know what you want to do.’” Joe added: ‘I do blame 50 percent of their break-up on the media.’”
[From Us Weekly]
Well that’s fair, because I remember this time when a bunch of reporters made Jessica say stupid things, and then made Nick get angry at her for being so stupid, even though he’s really vapid himself. So I could understand how the media contributed to their divorce in a really significant way. I’m putting Papa Joe on my list of people who should not talk.
Note by Jaybird: Here’s Ashley at the VMAs on September 9th, and post nose job. Images thanks to PR Photos.