Ugh. The curse of the celebrity ladymag strikes again? Just a week after Glamour's June issue hit newsstands, cover girl Jessica Simpson has reportedly split with Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo. Although InStyle Weddings is perhaps the most famous example of why celebs should probably not publicize their private lives in periodicals, Simpson's Q&A with Glamour is notable for how much it focuses on her relationship — over 50% of the 2,500-word piece is devoted to talk of "Tony". ("I love your honesty, Jessica," writer Josh Patner tells Simpson after plying her with Chardonnay and getting some choice quotes about Romo. Yeah, Josh — you love it because it sells magazines!) And then, at the end of the interview, there's this gem: "This article could come out and Tony and I could be broken up." After the jump, the singer's most memorable quotes about the romance that, as of today, was just six days shy of hitting the six-month mark.
"What he's done for me is irreplaceable," Simpson says about her newfound confidence. Fortified by a glass of chardonnay, she sets the record straight on coping with the tabloids, her acting career and, of course, her new, happy life with Romo. "It feels like forever," she says about the months they've been together. "I love this guy. Can you feel it?" You can't help but feel it.
"I'm not going to lie and say that I don't want to see Tony and me in the pictures. It is good airplane reading if you throw it away when you get off; I'm good at that. I am not the type of person who believes everything she reads, but I like to look at photos and see what people are wearing."
"The cute story is that my family and I were watching a Cowboys game. I was going through my divorce and—Tony would die if I told you this—but [on television there was a story] about him. They said his celebrity dream crush was Jessica Simpson. My family was like, 'Did you just hear that?' His picture came up and I'm like, He's really cute. Then I heard [that I was his crush], and I'm like, Oh my gosh! ...One of my best friends played on a basketball team with Tony. He introduced Tony to my dad, and they hung out. Then Tony e-mailed my dad, 'Cute date,' when we were at the Country Music Awards [last November], because we were sitting next to each other in the audience and I guess we made a camera shot. My dad was like, 'Look what Tony said.' I said, 'Give him my e-mail address. We'll see if he's good with words.' Then he e-mailed me, and we flirted over e-mail and on the phone. We got to know each other by talking, which I think is the best way. We set up our first date on November 20. Today is our four-month anniversary, but it seems like we've been together for so much longer. I said five months to him today, and [Tony] goes, 'Baby, that hurts my feelings that you don't even know.'"
"He reintroduced me to myself. I thought that I had to be deeper, more profound and more artsy. You change with the guys you date. [I thought] I had to be more intellectual. Come on—just be yourself! Tony taught me that because he loves me [as me]. He made me feel comfortable [being myself] again."
"...I think it's ironic that I fell in love with a man I thought I would never be interested in because he's an athlete. I was always, An athlete? Heck no. Because it reminded me of being married. This article could come out and Tony and I could be broken up, but he still deserves all the accolades for bringing me back to who I am."
Jessica In Love! [Glamour]