- Height: 5′ 3″ (1.59 m)
- Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
- Sign: Cancer
Jessica Simpson is the oldest child of Tina Ann and Joseph Truett “Joe” Simpson. She’s the oldest of two children: her younger sister is Ashlee Simpson. Jessica grew up in Dallas and sang in the choir of her Baptist church where Joe was a minister. She tried out for the Mickey Mouse Club (and was even put into a tryout group with Justin Timberlake) but didn’t make it. Yet Jessica got another chance at a singing career when she was introduced to the founder of a small Gospel music label, Proclaim Records.
With that fateful introduction, Jessica’s entertainment career was born. Her debut single. ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’ was a hit, and her debut album, ‘Sweet Kisses,’ went on to become double Platinum. Jessica followed up with ‘Irresistable’ and then her bestselling album ever, ‘In This Skin.’ Jessica transitioned to country music in 2008 with the album ‘Do You Know.’ She branched out from music, however, starring in one of the early reality TV shows, ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ with her new husband, Nick Lachey. Jessica then expanded to star in movies with ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘Employee of the Month’ and ‘Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous.’ As if being a singer, TV personality, and actress weren’t enough, Jessica started a clothing line, ‘The Jessica Simpson Collection.’ In 2010 Jessica’s clothing line became the top-selling celebrity clothing line ever with $270 million in sales. It’s projected to break $1 billion in sales.
Jessica married Nick Lachey in 2002. The couple collaborated on several projects, including ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ and ‘The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour.’ The couple divorced in 2005, however. Jessica went on to briefly date John Mayer before becoming engaged to Eric Johnson in 2010. Jessica welcomed her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, with Eric in May 2012. She’s signed on to be a Weight Watchers spokeswoman and is a fashion mentor in the NBC show ‘Fashion Star.’… read more>>