The Big “T” songbird Jessica Simpson photographed by Mario Testino graces the cover and pages of June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, which hits newsstands in New York and Los Angles on May 6 and nationally May 12. And here are some candid excerpts from the lovely Ms. Simpson:
Dallas Cowboy footballer Romo on having Jessica Simpson’s support: You know, it’s very hard when you lose, because games are important, and so many people put so much time and effort in. It’s nice to have someone to come home to and try and make you feel better… We’re very similar in that we both appreciate the hometown feel to a lot of things, and live our life like that. She comes to a ton of games. She’s a supportive girlfriend.
On ignoring the hurtful media: When it comes to media criticism, that’s just something I have had to train myself—literally train myself—to ignore…. I mean, the way people make it sound, I should have never been singing in the first place…. It comes with what I do, and I know that every day the media’s going to challenge me, is going to want to bring me down. But I feel like I’m at such a place that I own myself, and it’s authentic. I own that authentic part of myself, and none of those words are harsh enough to make me believe them…. I can’t imagine saying some of the things people have said about me about anybody else.
On her co-star Nick Lachey and the affects of Newlyweds on their marriage: I have not spoken to him in years. [As for the show,] in all honesty, I believe it did not affect our marriage. Because we enjoyed watching those episodes, and that will always be a time I cherish. It made me understand what marriage is, what love is, what commitment is.
On her un-wavering faith: I’m spiritual. I live off the faith that has been instilled in me, that has never left. I’ve never let a stumbling block actually make me fall…. We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God. I can talk to him, get mad at him, frustrated with him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me.
To read the full The Jessica Question article, visit VanityFair.com.