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Jessica Simpson Covers Vanity Fair June 2009

Jessica Simpson Covers Vanity Fair June 2009

Both Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo open up in the June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair (on sale in NY/LA May 6 and nationally May 12). Here’s what the couple shared:

Romo on having a supportive girlfriend: “You know, it’s very hard when you lose, because games are important, and so many people put so much time and effort in. It’s nice to have someone to come home to and try and make you feel better… We’re very similar in that we both appreciate the hometown feel to a lot of things, and live our life like that. She comes to a ton of games. She’s a supportive girlfriend.”

Simpson on ignoring the media: “When it comes to media criticism, that’s just something I have had to train myself—literally train myself—to ignore…. I mean, the way people make it sound, I should have never been singing in the first place…. It comes with what I do, and I know that every day the media’s going to challenge me, is going to want to bring me down. But I feel like I’m at such a place that I own myself, and it’s authentic. I own that authentic part of myself, and none of those words are harsh enough to make me believe them…. I can’t imagine saying some of the things people have said about me about anybody else.”

Simpson on ex-husband Nick Lachey and whether or not Newlyweds affected their marriage: “I have not spoken to him in years. [As for the show,] in all honesty, I believe it did not affect our marriage. Because we enjoyed watching those episodes, and that will always be a time I cherish. It made me understand what marriage is, what love is, what commitment is.”

Simpson on her faith: “I’m spiritual. I live off the faith that has been instilled in me, that has never left. I’ve never let a stumbling block actually make me fall…. We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God. I can talk to him, get mad at him, frustrated with him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me.”

For the full cover story, visit VanityFair.com. Don’t miss the new gallery of Jessica photos here!

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  • Shakirakitten

    Gorgeous Girl and deserves a cover.

  • Bemimi

    i love cover

    BUT

    still the FAT Girl …

  • http://jUSTJARED DEANNE

    Bemimi–you’re an ass

  • http://www.blahgirls.com Blah Girls!

    She looks great but she def needs to do some new things! Sing something good, girl!

  • http://www.tisdaleweb.com Darren

    Bemimi, if you think that is fat then some people i see must be what?
    whales or something,
    anyway she looks amazing, i just also wish she would bring out some new material, not country though, i didnt like it, miss her!

  • zzzz

    If Jessica is the new fat, I want to be fat!

  • Pattycake

    Vanity Fair, why?

  • Jaded

    It baffles me the she could get a story in VF much less a cover story. What is the point? She is completely irrelevant in terms of the celebrity food chain. She must have an amazing publicity team to keep her in the spotlight and continue to get her covers despite her string of professional failures.

  • *******

    I love Jessica she’s beautiful………

  • Linda

    What does she do? She’s not respected, never has been and is not even considered a ‘style icon’ to get some mileage from that tag. A flop country album and a dated reality show…wow.

  • daisy

    This is the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen her – healthy looking and glowing – she should learn that less is more!

  • dabu

    This will probably be the lowest selling cover in VF history. She does not appeal to their demographics at all.

  • kate

    Jessica Simpson covers Vanity Fair?! In what universe did this happen? Seriously, who does Vanity Fair think cares? She can’t sell albums, she can’t make a movie that actually goes into a theatre, and she doesn’t sell mags either – I simply don’t get it.

  • http://poeme-de-ma-vie.blogspot.com/ Lo

    I think she looks great. I’m not a fan but, good for her, she needs a break.

  • ladybug

    read another quote from this interview about her $400 million jessica simpson line of products. so people not want to hear her sing anymore, but they still want to buy her up. i think that’s probably what makes her relevant.

  • a total fan

    Not fat. Even the icon of beauty (Marilyn Monroe) was not a tiny person. I think she looks great although at time she has wore outfits that didn’t flatter her shape. But looks good.

  • WTF

    Since when does VF put people on their cover who’s sole claim to fame is being a trashy reality star?? WTF?? Coulf VF not get a more decent man/woman for their cover?

  • FAKE

    Trashy photoshopped b;tch. I would love to see the original un photoshopped photo of her fat gut!

  • flutters

    I wouldn’t trust the $400 million quote. It comes from Jessica Simpson and she’s just trying to push the idea that she’s rich in the face of everyone who thinks she’s a joke. The fashion thing is the only career thing she isn’t failing at though so it’s probably doing OK. But Jessica Simpson’s living proof that being rich can’t buy you respect. You’ve got to earn respect and Jessica hasn’t shown the talent or ethic to do that.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    who is she?! hahahaha.. huh? who? what does she do?? hahahaha…

  • ogol

    She’s clearly lost about 20 lbs since the ‘fat photos’, that with photoshopping, of course she’s looks skinny here!

  • ME2

    THERE U GO AGAIN JOE SIMPSON….WHORING OUT YOUR DAUGHTERS BOOBS FOR $$$$ FOR U AGAIN!!! YES, I BELEIVE THIS IS ALL PHOTOSHOPPED…….RE-TOUCHED….THE PICS I SEE OF HER LATELY ON HERE……SHE WEARS SACKS DOWN TO HER SHOES!!!!! SHE SPEAKS LIKE AN IDIOT!!!! I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD MAG?? WHY DOES VANITY FAIR WANT HER?? SHE’S A BIG JOKE…FAILS AT EVERYTHING…..SOOOO HARD TO BELEIVE TONY ROMO IS STILL WITH HER…..BUT, THEN, MAY HE IS ALSO, ILLITERATE…AS SHE IS…………..I HOPE NO ONE BUYS THIS MAG…SO THEY WILL NOT PUT HER ON THE COVER……SHE PROBLY GOES ON THE COVER FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Look at the picture you idiots!! That is not Jessica’s body. The boobs are too small. Remember Jessica’s double D’s that daddy Simpson just gushed over. Pictures of her last week in the airport and at a rest. those gross things were hanging out all over the place. Unless she had a boob reduction surgery that body is not hers. Just more lies from the Simpson clan,

  • Tina

    The photoshop artist did a great job here, they even gave her a waist to make her look female! They couldn’t remove the dead from her eyes though, or the man jaw. Sham on VF for featuring this trash.

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    wtf is she doing on vanity fair….
    shows how bad the magazine industry is doing =[

  • Annie

    Fat? LOL, She looks pretty!
    I think she is so cute!
    She seems like a cool down to earth girl.

  • will

    *
    *
    Those ARE her boobs.
    No bra = smaller flatter boobs. come on girls! you know how it works!!
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  • basil

    JESSICA GIRL U LOOK DAMN BIUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL
    very refreshing i know u can do many more great things from ur talent
    she is a strong woman who can sing her lungs out jus need to get some great songs to belt them out againn in front of uss

  • Peace out

    Ahhhhh,but the real question is where is the ring and date for getting married. She is still Tony’s gf. JS is very pretty and is worht around $785 million for her clothing line, endorsements, etc. The movia tank even at straight to dvd level. The CM World was not so receptive. The songs were good. Her vocie is okay. The songs were a lil poppy but what the CM world fo fans did not accept is her pushing her way in as if she was doing them a great service. Having a great opening spot for Rascal Flats and forgetting words, talking about Tony, did not help endear her to CM fans.

  • Damien

    I THINK THIS IS GREAT!!

    SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH ABUSE ABOUT HER BODY AND TALENT

    SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS, AND IF YOU THINK SHE IS FAT, THEN YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MAJORITY OF AMERICA!

  • jo

    I want to see the real pictures before they were photoshopped.

  • Bjthebear

    For all the haters (jaded and linda in particular) – It’s amazing how people who haven’t done any research, but ask silly questions because they don’t like the person. I’ve got so much info on what Jessica has done, it won’t all fit here.

    By the way, I’m sure she really cares what you think of her.
    All the info that will fit …

    Jessica Simpson:
    (Born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas) – American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s.
    She attended J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas and was discovered at a church camp by a head of a small contemporary Christian record label. She recorded an album over the next three years; however, the label folded before the record could be released. She dropped out in her senior year to tour and promote her demo album, which was funded by her grandmother, Joyce (thus the reason for the name of her 2004 holiday album, ReJoyce: The Christmas Album). She later earned her GED. During this time, she also toured with the Christian Youth Conference circuit performing with Kirk Franklin, God’s Property and CeCe Winans. She and her father sold copies of the album after these performances.

    Tommy Mottola of Columbia Records later obtained a copy of the album and, thinking she had potential as a pop singer, signed her to a recording contract.

    She has so far achieved 7 Billboard Top 40 hits, has five gold and two multi-platinum RIAA certified albums.
    She also starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds and released her own
    line of beauty products.

    Simpson’s third album, In This Skin, was released in August of 2003 to coincide with the series premiere of Newlyweds. It debuted at #10 on The Billboard 200 album chart with sales of just 64,000 in its first week. It rebounded after a special collectors’ edition was released in April of 2004 and subsequently reached a peak of #2. It was eventually certified triple platinum, fueled largely by the couple’s television success on Newlyweds. It contained the hits “With You” (#14, 2004) and a cover of the Berlin song “Take My Breath Away” (#20, 2004).

    She is famous for keeping her virginity until her wedding night, when she went on TV and announced she was going to do that, making her a positive role model for teenage girls and young women.

    The couple appeared in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour that aired in 2004 and drew comparisons to Sonny and Cher. Simpson released ReJoyce: The Christmas Album in late 2004 which peaked at #14 on the album chart and was later certified gold.

    In 2005, Newlyweds won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after.

    She also began a career as an actress and is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson, a popular pop rock singer.

    In the summer of 2005, at age 25, Simpson made her first appearance in a motion picture as Daisy Duke in the movie-remake of The Dukes of Hazzard. The film debuted at #1 at the U.S. box-office.[1]

    Was voted #1 in People Magazine’s 10 Most Stylish Moments for her “Daisy Duke” look. [September 2005]

    Simpson also appeared on the film’s soundtrack, releasing “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” (#14, 2005) a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra hit. The song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Song from a Movie in 2006.

    In November 2005, after months of tabloid speculation about adultery with Bam Margera (confirmed by Margera), Simpson and her husband Nick Lachey officially announced their separation. Simpson filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple’s divorce was highly publicized worldwide and was reportedly finalized in June 2006.

    Jessica Simpson reportedly told Jane in October of 2006, that she knew her marriage to Nick Lachey was over when, even though it was on their third wedding anniversary, he refused to join her on a charity trip to Africa.

    On June 30, 2006, Jessica and Nick’s divorce was finalized. Simpson hosted the Teen Choice Awards in August of 2006 and appeared on The View in September of 2006 as the first choice of new co-host Rosie O’Donnell.

    After a hard year, Jessica looked forward to going back in the studio to record her fourth album but Columbia did not re-sign her to the company, only to move her to Epic Records

    Her fourth album, A Public Affair, was released on August 29, 2006 via Epic Records. The album saw lower-than-expected sales, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 copies sold in its first week and, as of November 4, 2006, has sold only a little over 240,000 copies in the United States which is less than half of what her 2001 album Irresistible sold.

    Her second movie, Employee of the Month, co-starring Dane Cook and Dax Shepard was released in American cinemas in October 2006.
    Ranked #2 on E!’s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars
    Blonde Ambition (2007)
    Employee of the Month (2006)
    Dukes of Hazzard

  • http://paradisogossip.blogspot.com/ Paradiso

    I prefer her “fat” rather than anorexic and giving a bad example to young girls. So what if she gains some pounds? Is that punishable with death in Hollywood?
    They talk if you’re skinny, they talk if you’re fat… People aaaaaalways will have something to say.

  • ashley

    She is so beautiful. I just broke out newlyweds last night and remembered why I thought she was awesome. I don’t like her as much anymore, but you can’t say she’s not naturally beautiful!

  • m

    Tina, your comment is awesome and so true!!!

    “The photoshop artist did a great job here, they even gave her a waist to make her look female! They couldn’t remove the dead from her eyes though, or the man jaw. Sham on VF for featuring this trash.”

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/ Vestes de Cuisine

    She actually looks quite amazing!

  • val

    She actually looks quite photoshopped. She looked so fat in concert at Sea World just days after this cover that she had to issue a statement saying she was not pregnant…again for about the fifth time in a year.

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