Jessica Simpson is known as much for her taste in men as anything else, but it looks like she gets it from her dad: Joe Simpson was spotted frolicking in South Beach on Sunday with a unnamed young male companion.
Since Joe and Tina Simpson divorced last April, after 35 years together, rumors have circulated that the 55-year-old Simpson is openly gay—and fond of robbing the cradle. A Simpson family spokesman told People magazine, however, that the divorce was “an amicable split and there is no third party involved… Any other related allegations are completely false.”
While Joe’s companion wasn’t identified, he looks suspiciously like 21-year-old aspiring model Bryce Chandler Hill, who was supposedly banging Papa Simpson last summer.
Meanwhile Radar Online reports that Jessica didn’t have “the slightest inkling” her father might be gay. “She thinks she has very good gaydar, especially since a lot of her friends are gay, but she did not see this coming at all. It was a complete shock to the system—she feels terribly for her mom who was left reeling by the announcement, and her sister Ashlee has also taken the news quite badly.”
Maybe Joe chasing Nick Lachey around the Thanksgiving table should’ve been a sign? Or maybe Jessica was expecting gay BFF Ken Pavés to give her the 411.