Life and career[ edit ] — Pearce High School in her teenage years, though had to drop out as her career began to take off; she later earned her GED. She was given a purity ring by her father when she was twelve years old. When she was eleven, she realized she hoped to achieve success as a singer while at a church retreat. Breakthrough with early musical releases[ edit ] Simpson in January Simpson began working on her debut studio album in Mottola wanted Simpson to embrace an "anti-sex appeal" image while promoting the record, as a contrast to highly successful artists Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Marriage to Nick Lachey and heightened success[ edit ] Simpson announced her engagement to Nick Lachey in February ,  with the two holding their wedding ceremony on October 26 in Austin, Texas. The album's lead single, " Sweetest Sin " , lyrically dealt with the topic of Simpson losing her virginity to Lachey. Simpson's father pitched an idea to MTV about a reality show starring the couple, resulting in the creation of Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica premiered, with the show serving as a promotional tool for the record.
In This Skin debuted at number ten on the Billboard , selling 64, copies in its first week of release. In This Skin quickly declined the chart, and by January had sold just over , copies in the United States. She recorded new material for a re-release of In This Skin, which was released in March T , among others.
The Christmas Album , was released on November Both lines were cancelled following a string of lawsuits. Commercial decline and media scrutiny[ edit ] Simpson dated singer-songwriter John Mayer on and off for almost a year from August , nine months after she split from her then husband Nick Lachey.
It was confirmed in March that she had parted ways with Columbia Records, whom she had been with since the launch of her career, and had signed a new recording contract with Epic Records. The performance was met with harsh criticism after Simpson forgot the lyrics to the song; she was given a chance to redo the song for the cameras, though her performance was ultimately cut from the broadcast.
The relationship was controversial among fans of the Cowboys, who blamed Simpson for Romo's poor performance in games after the pair got together. Some fans dubbed Simpson "Yoko Romo," a reference to Yoko Ono who is widely believed to have been the cause of the split of The Beatles.
Bush even commented on the pair's relationship, implying that Simpson was to blame for Romo's lackluster performances. The film was met with an overwhelmingly negative reaction upon its release. The fragrance was met with a positive commercial reaction. Most notably, Simpson was booed by the crowd following a performance at the Country Thunder Festival in Wisconsin. Motherhood, second marriage, and focus on business ventures[ edit ] Simpson in October The series followed Simpson around the world, introducing viewers to the different perceptions of beauty in different cultures.
The Very Best of Jessica Simpson She later signed a new recording contract with eleveneleven and Primary Wave Music and began working on her Christmas themed seventh studio album. The sales were a success. Numerous songs on her fifth studio album feature elements of dance and disco music, most notably "A Public Affair" and her cover of " You Spin Me Round Like a Record ".
With the release of Sweet Kisses , Simpson and her team marketed Simpson as "anti-sex appeal", as a contrast to artists such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera who had recently achieved success with their respective debut albums. The music found on her debut album mostly spoke on topics such as love, and Simpson announced that she would remain abstinent until marriage. Though the album sold four million copies worldwide, it failed to meet the expectations of Columbia Records; as a result, the label hoped to see Jessica mature her image for the release of her second album.
Her image changed drastically for the record, with Simpson singing more promiscuous music and wearing provocative clothing. The change in her image garnered a negative reaction from critics, some of which felt that Simpson had "sold out" in an attempt to emulate the success of Spears.
Nick and Jessica in , Simpson was seen as a "ditzy blonde" based on her antics and comments on the show. Simpson appeared as the character in several television commercials for Pizza Hut airing during the Super Bowl in and Simpson's weight became a major talking point for the media in later years, beginning in and worsening over the following years.
Bush during his presidential campaign in ,  though cancelled an appearance at a Republican fundraiser as she felt it was not "appropriate". Everything she does she exudes confidence.