Jessica Simpson is an American singer, reality TV star, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved fame following the release of her debut studio album ‘Sweet Kisses’.
Table of Biography
The talented artist’s full name is Jessica Ann Simpson. Jessica Simpson was born Jessica Ann Johnson on July 10, 1980, in Abilene, Texas, USA, to Baptist minister Joseph “Joe” Simpson and his wife Tina Ann. She has a younger sister named Ashlee Simpson who is also a singer-songwriter and actress. Moreover, he holds an American nationality and her sun sign is Cancer. Her age is 40 years and she follows Christianity.
Jessica enrolled at ‘J. J. Pearce High School’ in Richardson, Texas, where she became interested in theatre. However, she left school in her junior year to pursue music and later completed the GED test. When she was a child, the family migrated frequently due to the nature of her father’s job, eventually settling in Richardson, Texas. She sang in the Church Choir and discovered her passion for music. She then decided to become a singer when she was 11.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 12, Jessica Simpson successfully auditioned for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ worldwide talent search, singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and dancing to ‘Ice Ice Baby.’ She eventually became one of the six finalists, along with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake, but failed to perform well in the final audition due to nervousness. Fortunately, her second chance came within a few weeks when she was performing in the church choir. A guest speaker, who was about to start a gospel label, invited her for an audition, and signed her after listening to her rendering of Whitney Houston’s version of ‘I Will Always Love You.’
For the next couple of years, she worked with ‘Proclaim Records’ and recorded her debut album ‘Jessica,’ which remained unreleased as the record label went bankrupt. In 1994, her grandmother funded the release of a few copies of the album. Tommy Mottola, the head of ‘Columbia Records,’ signed her in July 1997. Her style was in contrast to contemporary singers like Spears and Aguilera. On September 28, 1999, she stormed into the music industry with her debut single ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’ which peaked at No. 3 on the US ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. She released her debut studio album ‘Sweet Kisses’ on November 23, 1999.
Following the suggestion of her record label, she changed her image for her second album ‘Irresistible’ which released in May 2001. She released the track ‘Sweetest Sin’ following her marriage to Lachey in 2002. When the single failed commercially, her father, who was also her manager, pitched a reality show starring the couple. Subsequently, ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ premiered on MTV on August 19, 2003. The reality show helped promote her third studio album ‘In This Skin’ which peaked at No. 10 on ‘Billboard 200.’ She later re-released the album in March 2004 with a couple of cover songs, such as ‘Take My Breath Away’ and ‘Angels’ which boosted the sales of the album.
More about her career
In 2004, she released ‘ReJoyce: The Christmas Album.’ She appeared with her husband on her sister’s reality TV series ‘The Ashlee Simpson Show’ during 2004-05. In 2005, she launched her clothing line ‘The Jessica Simpson Collection’ which went on to become one of the most successful celebrity fashion brands. She made her big-screen debut, playing ‘Daisy Duke’ in the 2005 film ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. Moreover, she also recorded the song ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ for that film. She signed a new record deal with ‘Epic Records’ in 2006 and released her fifth studio album ‘A Public Affair’ which was the last of her albums to achieve moderate commercial success.
The artist went on to release two more studio albums, ‘Do You Know’ (2008) and ‘Happy Christmas’ (2010), both of which was unsuccessful. She also acted in a few movies during this time. These movies include ‘Employee of the Month’ (2006), ‘Blonde Ambition’ (2007), and ‘Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous’ (2008). None of these movies succeeded at the box office. However, her 2010 VH1 documentary series ‘The Price of Beauty,’ which saw her traveling around the world and seeking different perceptions of beauty, was a success. In 2018, she was in a reality television series titled ‘Ashlee + Evan.’ Her third studio album ‘In This Skin’ has been her most successful work to date. It received triple platinum certification in the US and has sold over seven million copies worldwide.
Awards and Nomination
Three of her songs have made it to the ‘Hot 100 Year-End Awards’ list at ‘Billboard Music Awards’ in 2000, 2001, and 2003. She has also won two ‘People’s Choice Awards,’ seven ‘Teen Choice Awards,’ and a ‘BMI Award’. Similarly, she has been named in FHM magazine’s list of ‘100 sexiest women in the world’. She has also been in the list of ‘Maxim’ magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ list. From 2004 to 2008, she featured in ‘People’ magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ list.
Being a talented artist, her net worth is around $200 million. The star has earned most of her fortune from the fashion industry. She has also appeared in several television commercials and endorsed several brands. Moreover, she also signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Weight Watchers in 2012, vowing to use their diet plan to shed the weight gained during her pregnancy. Her clothing line, The Jessica Simpson Collection, launched in 2005, reportedly earned $1 billion annually.
Jessica Simpson started dating ‘98 Degrees’ singer Nick Lachey after meeting him at a Christmas party in 1998. After their much-publicized wedding in October 2002 and subsequent appearance in a reality TV show. They separated in November 2005 and finalized their divorce in June next year. She started dating ‘Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo in November 2007. However, the fans of ‘Dallas Cowboys,’ including the then-President George W. Bush, blamed her for his poor performance, which eventually caused their break-up in July 2009.
In May 2010, she was in a new relationship with retired NFL tight end Eric Johnson and got engaged to him in November. Their first child, a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson, was born on May 1, 2012. She gave birth to her son Ace Knute Johnson on June 30, 2013. Simpson and Johnson got married in July 2014, in Montecito, California. Simpson announced in 2018 that she is pregnant with her third child. Her second daughter Birdie Mae Johnson was born in March 2019.
Portman quoted that Jessica’s bikini photo featured on the cover of a magazine with a title, “I’m a virgin” got her confused during her teen. This resulted in Contradiction among them. She has calmly responded to Natalie via a photo shared on her Instagram and Twitter accounts saying, “@Natalieportman- I was disappointed this morning when I read that I “confused” you by wearing a bikini in a published photo taken of me when I was still a virgin in 1999. As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to define us and box us in”.
“However, I was taught to be myself and honor the different ways all women express themselves, which is why I believed then- and I believe now- that being sexy in a bikini and being proud of y body is not synonymous with having sex. I have always embraced being a role model for all women to let them know that they can look however they want, wear whatever they want, and have sex or not have sex with whomever they want. The power lies within us as individuals. I have made it my practice to not shame other women for their choices. In this era of Time’s Up and all the great work you have done for women, I encourage you to do the same.”
Natalie Portman apologized in a classy way, “I completely agree with you that a woman should be allowed to dress however she likes and behave however she likes and not be judged, I only meant to say I was confused–as a girl coming of age in the public eye around the same time — by the media’s mixed messages about how girls and women were supposed to behave. I didn’t mean to scare you and I’m sorry for any hurt my words may have caused. I have nothing but respect for your talent and your voice that you use to encourage and empower women all over the globe”.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding Jessica’s body measurement, she is 5 feet 3 inches tall and has a weight of 59 kg. She has a pair of dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Her breast size is 38 inches, hip size is 35, and waist size is 25 inches. Moreover, her bra size is 34 DD. The artist wears a shoe of size 7 (US) and a dress of size 8 (US). She has a slim figure with a very beautiful face and a smile.
Talking about her social media, she is very active on social media. She uses Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as well. She even has her own YouTube channel, where she has 175 K subscribers. On Instagram, she has 5.5 million followers. Similarly, on Twitter, she has 6.4 million followers, and on Facebook, she has 2.7 million followers. She often uploads posts on her social media accounts.