Jessica Simpson celebrated her father's 65th birthday with a cute picture that has the internet talking. The retired actress-turned-businesswoman shared sweet words for her father and declared unconditional love for him.
Jessica Simpson Celebrates Dad's Big Day With Unconventional Family Photo
Unforeseen Fans Reactions
What Simpson posted as an innocent picture turned into a trolling moment from netizens. As fans referred to family photos as "awkward," Jessica Simpson's defenders in the comment called them out.
"Is that a wax figure?"
One of Jessica Simpson's supporters added;
"I can NOT believe the comments on hear.. you people are the MOST unkind people ever.. complete bullies. She’s posting something very sweet about her family and that’s all you got? You all need to go take a look in the mirror! Go get some Jesus!!"
Showing Off Her Toned Frame
In one photo, the actress—who revealed her weight-loss secret in September—looked stunning in a low-cut black minidress and knee-high boots as she posed alongside her parents, who divorced in 2013, and her sister Ashlee Simpson, 38.
Making It A Family Affair
The star of the 2005 comedy-action movie The Dukes of Hazzard posed in another photo alongside her husband, Eric Johnson, her daughter Maxwell, age 10, and other family members.
Jessica Is Proud Of Her Family
"My beautiful family together forevermore. I am proud of us for all that we have accomplished unconventionally with pure honesty."
"I love each of you exactly as you are…unconditionally, completely, fully, entirely, and endlessly. Happy 65th Birthday Dad!!! Bein’ loved by you has given purposeful soul to my life 2/18/2023"
The Simpsons Dressed Up For The Occasion
For the unique celebration, the Simpson family dressed to the nines.
The same can be said for Jessica, who looked stunning in a low-cut, lace-trimmed minidress layered under a sparkly, fringed jacket and black knee-high leather boots.
Jessica Rocked Her Signature Makeup Look
She wore smokey eye makeup, leaving her waist-length blonde hair straight and easy to manage.
While Ashlee chose a blue fur coat, Joe chose a pink motorcycle jacket with fleece trim.
Tina Showcases Her Style
Her mother, Tina Ann Drew, 63, opted for an all-black ensemble, layering a stylish trench over a T-shirt and wide-leg pants.
Jessica's Relationship With Her Father
Jessica's relationship with her father, who legally separated from her mother after 34 years of marriage, is complicated.
How Her Father Hurt Her Mother
After years of persistent cheating rumors, the singer admitted in her candid memoir "Open Book," published in 2020, that her father "betrayed" her mother.
Joe Denied Infidelity Rumors
Joe dispelled rumors of his purported infidelity with a young male model around their breakup and amid questions about his sexual orientation.
On Bringing His 20 Year Old To Her Wedding
Jessica wrote in her 2020 memoir that her father had requested that a model in his 20s be brought to her 2014 wedding to her former NFL player partner.
On Informing Jessica
"My father called me three days before we left for the wedding to tell me he was bringing his friend Jonathan, a young model he often shot for his new photography business," she recalled.
Accepting Her Father
"I reminded myself that I needed to accept my father for who he was as he worked it out in real-time," she wrote.
She Wasn't Sure How To Treat Him After Finding Out
"I wasn't sure how to handle my father now, so I worked with the information he was ready to give me,' she added. 'Maybe I wasn't ready to listen, I don't know."
Firing Her Dad As Her Manager
Her relationship with him broke down when she had to fire her father as her manager, repeatedly.
Revealing Her Secrets To Handling Her Father In The Book
But Jessica also stressed the value of embracing her dad as he is in her book.
On Supporting Her Mom
The Employee of the Month actress initially admitted in her book that the tension between her parents affected her. When Jessica was in the hospital after giving birth to her daughter, Maxwell, in 2012, her father, Joe, first told her about their separation.
She supported her mother's side in the divorce, which caused friction with her father.
Not Her Place To Tell
After publishing her book, Jessica responded to a question about her father's sexual orientation by saying, "That's not something we discuss. That's not the tale I want to tell."
She Has 3 Kids With Her Husband
Jessica and Eric share three children - Maxwell and son Ace, nine, and daughter, Birdie, three.