“I was the person to run from because every guy would be listening to their publicist,” Jessica Simpson told Drew Barrymore in an interview on Thursday. “‘Stay away, stay away you’ll never be a respected actor, you’ll never be a respected musician if you are dating her.'”
The 40-year-old former pop star, who is now a married mother of three, was referring to her experience dating post-divorce from first husband, Nick Lachey. Jessica Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson, 41, will be married seven years this July. They have three children together — Maxwell Drew, 9, Ace Knute, 7, and 2-year-old Birdie Mae.
“Well, I have dated some — a couple musicians, so,” the singer-turned-author revealed during her candid conversation with fellow divorcee, Drew Barrymore, 46. “Some under the radar that people don’t know about.”
As you might remember, Jessica Simpson had a tumultuous on-again/off-again relationship with John Mayer from 2006 to 2007. She detailed their time together in her memoir, “Open Book,” including that the singer was the reason behind her split from NFL player Tony Romo.
Though Jessica Simpson was romantically linked to several other celebrities over the years — including Maroon 5’s Adam Levine — the identity of other musicians she might have dated remains unknown.