After a tough year, unflattering media coverage, accusations that she has "jinxed" her Dallas cowboys boyfriend Tony Romo; Jessica Simpson is ready to set the record straight. And what better way to do it than being photographed by the fabulous Mario Testino and interviewed by Rich Cohen for the new issue of Vanity Fair Magazine. And she is looking amazing. Although her future singing career is being questioned, she still has a stardom quality. “When it comes to media criticism, that’s just something I have had to train myself—literally train myself—to ignore,” she said.
“The Jessica Simpson Collection is a $400 million business,” she said. “My mom and I are creative directors. We have hundreds of people working, but nothing gets by us. It’s adorable and it’s affordable. What’s amazing right now, during this recession, is that, somehow, the business keeps growing.”
According to Jessica, Texas girls are hardwired for marriage. “It was what we all wanted,” she said. “Go to college, get married, and have babies. It was my way of thinking. At 16, every boyfriend I had I was going to marry.”
Dating the Cowboys quarterback comes with hype, the fans, the bloggers, but I’ve never dated a guy that was more simple. I’m always there for him after a game, and he knows he has me to come home to.”
“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.” She talks about her beliefs: “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.”
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