Jessica Simpson admits she had secret fling with 'megastar' who was in a relationship

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By Asiya Ali

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Jessica Simpson has revealed that she had a secret romance with an A-list actor while he was in a relationship.

The 43-year-old singer's book titled Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single sees her open up about her romance-fuelled life where she "confronts the limits of her experience".

In the memoir, Simpson revealed that she met a "hot" unnamed A-lister at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards while she was on a break from her then-husband, Nick Lachey.

The Open Book author recalled the encounter, writing: "This megastar, who I grew up thinking was so hot, eyeballed me up and down. Like he was undressing me with his eyes," as cited by Hello Magazine.

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Jessica Simpson met the unnamed actor at the 2001 MTV VMAs afterparty. Credit: KMazur / Getty

The 'I Wanna Love You Forever' musician explained that at the time she "wasn't ready" to flirt much with him. However, she later bumped into him at a gym in Los Angeles and asked him to appear in a music video of hers.

"'You could be my lead guy,' I offered to this man who made millions and millions per film," she penned in her 2022 Amazon essay. But, despite exchanging each other's contact information, the actor being the lead heartthrob of her music video never came to fruition.

The Blonde Ambition star then shared that her secret fling was cut short after her ex Lachey reached out to her after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City. As the two rekindled their relationship, she decided against calling the actor back.

However, when the two officially divorced in 2006, the 'Irresistible' musician tried her luck with the superstar again and they shared a kiss at the Beverly Hills Hotel later that year.

"I felt this warm rush all the way down my body to the tips of my toes in my wedges," the 98 Degrees alum wrote.

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Simpson was on break from Nick Lachey during her secret romance with the megastar. Credit: Fairchild Archive / Getty

Unfortunately, the situation soon flipped on its head as The Dukes of Hazzard actress found out that her secret affair was already taken after seeing him on a red carpet with his girlfriend. This was the moment Simpson realized she "was never ever in a million years going to be the other woman".

The singer claimed that the actor told her that his relationship was "completely over" and that he was only interested in dating her. So, the two carried on their romance, with Simpson even paying the man a visit while he was on set filming a movie.

But, she admitted that the visit made her feel like she was only there to sleep with the star, saying: "Yes, there was something sexy and enticing about all this, but there was also something demeaning about it. I felt like a call girl," adding it felt like he was trying to "hide" her from his "chick".

She continued: "I didn't care if he was my teenage fantasy come to life, this was not a choice that same girl, my younger self, would be proud of."

Simpson is now married to NFL player Eric Johnson and the couple have three kids together: Maxwell, 10, Ace, nine, and Birdie, three.

Her memoir, Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single, is available now via audiobook or Kindle on Amazon.

Featured image credit: Gotham / Getty

Jessica Simpson admits she had secret fling with 'megastar' who was in a relationship

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Jessica Simpson has revealed that she had a secret romance with an A-list actor while he was in a relationship.

The 43-year-old singer's book titled Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single sees her open up about her romance-fuelled life where she "confronts the limits of her experience".

In the memoir, Simpson revealed that she met a "hot" unnamed A-lister at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards while she was on a break from her then-husband, Nick Lachey.

The Open Book author recalled the encounter, writing: "This megastar, who I grew up thinking was so hot, eyeballed me up and down. Like he was undressing me with his eyes," as cited by Hello Magazine.

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Jessica Simpson met the unnamed actor at the 2001 MTV VMAs afterparty. Credit: KMazur / Getty

The 'I Wanna Love You Forever' musician explained that at the time she "wasn't ready" to flirt much with him. However, she later bumped into him at a gym in Los Angeles and asked him to appear in a music video of hers.

"'You could be my lead guy,' I offered to this man who made millions and millions per film," she penned in her 2022 Amazon essay. But, despite exchanging each other's contact information, the actor being the lead heartthrob of her music video never came to fruition.

The Blonde Ambition star then shared that her secret fling was cut short after her ex Lachey reached out to her after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City. As the two rekindled their relationship, she decided against calling the actor back.

However, when the two officially divorced in 2006, the 'Irresistible' musician tried her luck with the superstar again and they shared a kiss at the Beverly Hills Hotel later that year.

"I felt this warm rush all the way down my body to the tips of my toes in my wedges," the 98 Degrees alum wrote.

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Simpson was on break from Nick Lachey during her secret romance with the megastar. Credit: Fairchild Archive / Getty

Unfortunately, the situation soon flipped on its head as The Dukes of Hazzard actress found out that her secret affair was already taken after seeing him on a red carpet with his girlfriend. This was the moment Simpson realized she "was never ever in a million years going to be the other woman".

The singer claimed that the actor told her that his relationship was "completely over" and that he was only interested in dating her. So, the two carried on their romance, with Simpson even paying the man a visit while he was on set filming a movie.

But, she admitted that the visit made her feel like she was only there to sleep with the star, saying: "Yes, there was something sexy and enticing about all this, but there was also something demeaning about it. I felt like a call girl," adding it felt like he was trying to "hide" her from his "chick".

She continued: "I didn't care if he was my teenage fantasy come to life, this was not a choice that same girl, my younger self, would be proud of."

Simpson is now married to NFL player Eric Johnson and the couple have three kids together: Maxwell, 10, Ace, nine, and Birdie, three.

Her memoir, Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single, is available now via audiobook or Kindle on Amazon.

Featured image credit: Gotham / Getty