Is Jessica Simpson dating indie-rock god Billy Corgan?


I heard or read this rumor a few days ago, and I didn’t write anything about it because at this point, it seems like people are just picking names out of a hat and putting them beside Jessica Simpson. But things have changed… and now it looks like Jessica may actually be dating Billy Corgan, lead singer and lead guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins. Billy is 42 years old, an indie rock god, divorced, and he used to date and live with Courtney Love. Before and after Kurt Cobain! Good Lord, I didn’t know that. What the hell do Jessica and Billy have to say to each other, for God’s sake? Jesus. This is so bizarre. Anyway, here’s the first report on their hooking up or whatever, from OK! Magazine:

Jessica Simpson has several reasons to smile this holiday season. While it may seem like her sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has it all right now — an adoring husband Pete Wentz, her son Bronx Mowgli and a Broadway debut in Chicago — Jessica may be catching up soon! She has a new crush that she’s very excited about!

OK! has learned that Jessica is crazy about Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan since she connected with him at a party on Nov. 6. The singer hasn’t had much luck with guys since her divorce from Nick Lachey in 2005, but she feels a connection with Billy.

“She has completely fallen for Billy and his easygoing, smart attitude,” a close friend of Jess said. “She says she wants to take things a lot further.”

On Sept. 11 Jessica tweeted, “My friend, Billy Corgan, has a pure and enlightening outlook on faith. Go to his new website!”

Her friends said Jessica has “secretly been crushing on him for months and felt there was a connection.”

Jessica spent an evening in November at a friend’s party in L.A. flirting with Billy.

“As the night went on,” an eyewitness said, “Things got more intense and they talked with their faces just inches apart.”

“We do worry that she is on the rebound,” an insider explained. “But she is a big girl and capable of making her own decisions.”

[From OK! Magazine]

Yes, Jessica likes his “smart attitude”. You know who else has a smart attitude that impresses Jessica? A rock. Mountain goats. Fruit flies. Anyway, as I said, this OK! Magazine thing was the initial report, and now Ken Baker at E! has a source confirming this sh-t! Can you believe it? The source says: “She has fallen hard and is smitten…[they are] officially dating.” The source adds that Jessica‘s close friends and family are thisclose to giving up on Jessica‘s love life: “[They think] he’s just another in an endless string of Jessica’s boyfriends. They think he’s too old for her. No one takes any of her boyfriends seriously anymore because she has had so many. They’re sick of all of them being ‘the one.’ ” Ouch. With that kind of bitchiness, I’m thinking the “source” is Ken Paves? No, no – he loves Jessica, really he does. It sounds more like Ashlee.

Billy Corgan at Bravo’s A-List Awards on April 5, 2009. Credit: Jessica in New York on December 4, 2009. Credit: JDH/JCP/


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  1. hatsumomo says:

    This came flying out of left field. I wonder whats up? how do you go from Courtney Love to Jessica Simpson?

  2. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    I seriously can’t even come up with something to say….I guess they are a match made in…..?

  3. anna says:

    I remember seeing a pic of him with Tila Tequila some months ago, so this is actually an upgrade… considering.

  4. kruczynski says:

    Billy Corgan aka bald Kirstin Dunst.

    I can believe this story. Unfortunaltely Corgan is out of his mind after years of Jungian therapy and he became a love-peace-god-i-love-you-all guy, and there’s nothing left of his depth and genius. 🙁
    And for the record he is friend of Tila Tequila, just sayin’…

  5. Guest says:

    lol @kaiser…he’s just gross imo.

  6. Iggles says:


    I love the Smashing Pumpkin. Billy, wtf dude! Don’t go there..

  7. Lenore says:

    Why are bits of his face painted orange? Did he get his face painted at a children’s party and not have time to scrub it all off?

    (This is where it turns out he has some awful illness and I slink away like the insensitive bitch I am, isn’t it?)

  8. Megan says:

    damn, wtf is wrong w/ her? why doesn’t she just meet a hot rich guy and call it a day!

  9. Jeane says:

    What’s up with his face? He looks like he has been using Lindsay Lohan’s spray tan line.

  10. nikki says:

    unless the sex will be great because Corgan has a great reputation in bedroom!

  11. diva says:

    What really annoys me about Jessica is that her best friend is Ken Paves a hairdresser and her roots are always in need of a touch up, there is no excuse for that. She just strikes me as a desperate insecure woman who just happens to be rich and famous. For someone who is worth the kind of money that she is with her shoe and clothing empire,she shouldn’t be made a fool of time and time again by men. She doesn’t realize that money gives you power and she shouldn’t allow public humiliation to come into play by talking about her personal life all the time and then she gets publicly dumped. She is one rich fool.

  12. Bonfire Beach says:

    The bald Kirsten Dunst! HAHAHAHAHA!

  13. Linda says:

    She’s in danger of becoming a brainless bimbo.

  14. Mairead says:

    Just fyi, mountain goats are remarkable creatures with a finely-tuned awareness of their environment, you could almost rely on them as barometers. And the band The Mountain Goats is most excellent 😉

    As for this story – back away from him blondie!!! I WILL shank a b*tch 👿

  15. Lantana says:

    (For the record, I love the Smashing Pumpkins.) My guess is their conversation goes something like this and it will make perfect sense to both of them:
    Billy: The impossible is possible tonight. Believe in me like I believe in you tonight.
    Jessica: That’s the oxygen I need, yeah. You’re filling me up. Ooh ooh baby. Oh wait, no. That’s a Britney song.

  16. danielle says:

    Poor Jessica. She seems dumb as a post, but nice. I wish her well.

  17. Munkey says:

    I’m sorry, but he is one guy who looks terrible without hair. Although, he looks slightly better now that he’s not dressing like the creature (Pinhead?) from “Hell Raiser.”

  18. Madchen says:

    Man, can she not sing. I was in mall-shopping mode and a Christmas song just penetrated my head with its badness. After listening a bit, I realized it was her. Gah!

  19. Just a Poster says:

    Okay I will be the sweet one here..

    Maybe they are perfect for each other.. could happen =)

  20. Trillion says:

    To whom is this guy an “indie rock god”?? Billy Corgan sucks. He’s just chasing any kind of attention he can get at this point. Maybe that’s what he and Jessica Simpson have in common? It’s certainly what he had in common w/ Courtney Love, another almost contender from grunge land.

  21. kruczynski says:

    On Eonline there’s a picture of them together. I go hang myself listening to Rotten apples now.
    His mind is gone, long gone.

    Ps: he’s never been an indie rock man. Alt rock for a while maybe, but not indie. 😉

  22. jaundicemachine says:

    This is terrible news. . . I’m not a spiritual person, but I feel this is deeply blasphemous. . .

  23. mollination says:

    The headline alone made me do a triple-take, for reals! How weird.

  24. prissa says:

    I will say something nice:
    She looks really pretty in that pic. :o)

  25. gg says:

    Okay I see nothing that says that HE actually likes HER like that. She has the crush, what else is new.

  26. MooMoo says:

    Kurt Cobain > Courtney Love > Billy Corgan > Jessica Simpson > John Mayer.

    EW! This is why i quit being a slut, all that is good becomes contaminated by association!

  27. Annophile says:


    If it’s true congrats to Jessica – he is hot and awesome.
    And my condolences to billy…maybe her rack makes up for it?

  28. Alexa says:

    Wow – people are SO MEAN to Jessica. What’s everyone’s problem?!

  29. No Sensi says:

    lol @ kruczynski

    The header pic loading was like something out of 2001: Space Odessey

  30. BitterBetty says:

    @ Alexa: those vacant eyes and creepy doll smile. they bring out the worst in people.

  31. Melissa says:

    I do think an older guy would be good for her.

  32. voodoobetty says:

    Wow that really slow load of Billy Corgans massive bald head freaked me out!

  33. Bobby the K says:


    I’m guessing left over spray on tan, but i don’t know about that.

    He’s a smart guy, but probably insecure about it. Some bright guys go out with less than bright women because of that.

    They can always feel egotistically superior.

    “A man forgives a woman anything, save the wit to outwit him.” – Minna Antrim

  34. Michelle says:

    I would hardly consider someone who sold a handful of songs to VISA for commericial use to be an “indie rock god”.

  35. BitterBetty says:

    lol, he really does look like Dunst.

  36. chickentikkatellmewhatswrong says:

    Michelle – spot on!

  37. t says:

    So Billy Corgan was the biggest name she could get to sign on to play the role of “love of Jessica’s life” opposite Jessica Simpson in her self-orchestrated tabloid circus.

    Maybe her first choice was Kirstin Dunst who was unavailable due to prior commitments, so Jessica had to settle for her look-alike, Corgan.

  38. James Iha says:

    Despite all his rage, Billy is still just a rat in a cage.