Jessica Simpson

Following Jessica Simpson’s evolution from reality star to film actress to country singer and apparel entrepreneur.

Ace Knute Johnson, Eric Johnson,Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show at Nordstrom on September 20, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Simpson attend a Jessica Simpson Collection event at Dillard's on November 23, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former professional football player Eric Johnson, left, and Jessica Simpson attend the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on Nov. 29, 2011 in New York. Simpson and fiance Johnson welcomed to a baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, on May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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A pregnant Jessica Simpson is pictured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Elle magazine.


Jessica Simpson heads back to reality TV as a mentor on NBC's new show, "Fashion Star." According to E! Online, Simpson will act as a fashion guru on the show, which will follow 14 aspiring designers angling to get funding for their own lines.


Jessica Simpson, recipient of the "Style Icon of the Year" award, poses for photographers at Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue event on April 26, 2011, in Los Angeles.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, center, and Dr. Jill Biden, left, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, listen as Jessica Simpson sings "God Bless America" during an event to support military families at Coors Field in Denver on April 13, 2011.

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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson backstage at the 2010 Rockefeller Center tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 30, 2010 in New York.Simpson began dating the former NFL player in 2010 after he separated from his wife, Keri Johnson. On Nov. 14, 2010, Simpson announced her engagement to Johnson.

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Jessica Simpson, right, and her mother Tina Simpson arrive at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on May 25, 2010. The award honors programming "for women, by women and about women." She won for her VH-1 series, "The Price of Beauty," and received the 2010 Dove Real Beauty Award.

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Jessica Simpson, right and her sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz pose at the LG Fashion Touch party in West Hollywood, Calif., on May 24, 2010.

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Simpson claims was shot "with absolutely no makeup or retouching" for this May 2010 cover image of Marie Claire magazine.

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Stylist Ken Paves, left, Simpson, and Meena pose at the Operation Smile Annual Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street in New York on May 6, 2010. Since 2003, Simpson has served as Operation Smile’s International Youth Ambassador.

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Simpson films her new reality show "The Price Of Beauty" in Japan on Aug. 12, 2009. The reality series is based on society’s outlook of women’s bodies, Us Weekly reports. "She and a friend set off on a road trip around the world in search of what people find beautiful and why."

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Simpson’s concert appearance at a chili cook-off on January 25, 2009 spurred comment and controversy about her new, more womanly look.

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In December 2008, Simpson made perfume her latest venture into the fashion and beauty world when she launched her new fragrance, "Fancy."

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Taking a break during a "Good Morning America" appearance in September 2008, Simpson showed that she's still young at heart.

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Taking a break from the pop world, Simpson shows her Texas roots as she debuts music from her forthcoming country album “Do You Know” at the 16th Annual Country Thunder USA in July 2008.

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Simpson and Billy Gibbons of the legendary band ZZ Top were just a few of the many performers who took part in the “America: United in Support of Our Troops Concert” at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in May 2008.

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Simpson posed with U.S. troops in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in March 2008. She was there with the Pussycat Dolls and other entertainers for "Operation MySpace", a live concert on MySpace.

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Simpson and former heartthrob Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys take in an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in Dallas in March 2008.

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Simpson came to New York in November 2007 for an in-store appearance at Macy’s at their flagship location in Manhattan’s Herald Square.

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Simpson, center, and her mom Tina, right, join models on the runway at the Jessica Simpson swimwear fashion show during July 2007 "Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim" at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.

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Singer John Mayer leads Simpson as they leave the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York in May 2007.

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Simpson said her role in 2006's "Employee of the Month" was an intentional departure for her. She played a discount-store cashier, not a sexpot. Film director Greg Coolidge said he had reservations about casting her, but saw she could handle the role.


Simpson accepts a People's Choice Award in January 2006 for her performance of the song "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" in the movie "The Dukes of Hazzard."

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Simpson and former husband Nick Lachey arrive for the MTV Movie Awards in this June 2005 photo. By Thanksgiving, the couple had announced their breakup. So began the claims and counterclaims of who did what, and who would receive what, after the marriage was dissolved.

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Jessica Simpson, wearing her new trademark shorts, live on the "Good Morning America" concert Series in New York's Bryant Park. Movie career? Music career? Who says you can't have both?

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Simpson gets a little gift from Lachey in this promo shot for the couple's quickly forgotten 2004 ABC special, "The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour."

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Simpson paces the stage during a 2004 performance at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. What, no Daisy Dukes?

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Simpson hangs on for a wild scooter ride as talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, right, cheers her on. Lachey speeds off in the background.

Jessica Simpson films a scene from her big-screen debut, "The Dukes of Hazzard." Simpson's workout regime to tone up for her role as Daisy Duke made for weeks of regular gossip fodder. Never before has the word "lunges" been used to such effect.

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In a guest appearance, Simpson joined the long line of women who get to push around Ashton Kutcher's character Kelso on Fox's "That 70s Show."

Simpson performs at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkston, Mich. Even as she's made a bid for the silver screen, Jessica carefully kept her music career front and center.

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Simpson and Lachey, back in happier times. The two brought their personal lives into viewers' living rooms during three seasons of MTV's "Newlyweds," and Jessica gained a reputation for the occasional verbal misstep. Chicken of the Sea, anyone?

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