Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Fauxmance

It would seem that whatever Papa Joe Simpson wants, Papa Joe Simpson gets. Amid swirling rumors that Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo have broken up (well, the rumors actually claim that Tony dumped Jessica weeks ago), a new bit of unsubstantiated news came out that Papa Joe was asking (insisting?) that Tony still accompany Jessica to the wedding of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz (due to take place today) despite any break-up as a show of support for the family. After that news came out, Jessica and Tony were conveniently seen lunching together yesterday here in LA ... HMMMMM:

Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

Jessica Simpson was seen having lunch with Tony Romo in L.A. Friday at Katsuya after three weeks of not being photographed together and widespread reports the couple had split. Columnist Alan Peppard of The Dallas Morning News reported Simpson and Romo were dunzo Thursday. Despite rep denials, "two people close to Tony and Jess have told me that the glam couple is splitsville, kaput, over, put a fork in it," Peppard wrote. Another report in the Chicago Sun-Times said Romo grew tired of Simpson's increasingly meddlesome father Joe ... "Tony did dump Jessica," a source close to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback told "Of course, she's upset!" So are they really over? "He's broken up with her before, but I don't know if they'll get back together this time," a source tells Us. Romo could be in town for Ashlee Simpson's wedding to Pete Wentz on Saturday. "Joe has called Tony and asked him to come to show support for the wedding," a source told Us. Though on Monday of this week, Simpson's rep denied a split, her PR people have remained silent all week on the couple's status. Pictures of Romo partying with a Jessica look-a-like did not help matters.

Personally, based on things that I've heard from eyewitnesses of Romo's behavior in recent weeks, I believe that they are dunzo (or at least, were dunzo) and that Tony is just being a nice guy by attending Ashl33n's wedding with Jessica for the Simpson family. Could it be that they could may get back together? It's possible but I find it unlikely. The drama is pretty ridic, tho ... all this attention on Jessica when it should be all about Ashlee -- and well, maybe that's the point. [Source]