Jessica Simpson’s parents are getting a divorce after 34 years of marriage. But what could have caused the split?
Joe and Tina Simpson announced on Wednesday that they would be calling it quits, after rumors had been swirling of a separation after they listed their Los Angeles mansion on the market.
A rep for the couple claims the split is “amicable and there is no third party involved.” The statement read in full: “It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.”
But could it be a cover-up? The National Enquirer is reporting that Joe Simpson has a 20-year-old boyfriend on the site. The magazine claims that Joe came clean to the family two months ago.
A source told the magazine; “Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet. He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men.”
The source also claims that Joe’s August DUI arrest was a result of him falling apart as he tried to keep his secret.
A separate family insider also revealed; “The police report stated that there was someone else in the car with Joe. Some reports have stated it was Tina, but now the belief is that it may well have been a boyfriend.”