Jessica Simpson: Tony Romo Is 'The Love of My Life'
The singer tells PEOPLE how she found love again and why she's happier than ever
Happier personally and professionally than she’s been in a long time, Jessica Simpson tells PEOPLE that boyfriend Tony Romo is her “perfect guy.”
“I just told him today, ‘You’re the love of my life,’ ” she confesses in the latest cover story. “I don’t really ever say that to anybody.”
Simpson, 28 (as is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo), also co-wrote a song for her man, “You’re My Sunday,” which is featured on her new country album, Do You Know (out Sept. 9). And, in a true modern-day sign of devotion, changed her cell phone number and e-mail address to cut off any potential communication from her exes.
“I don’t want anybody that’s been in my life [before] in my life anymore,” she says. “I don’t even want them to have any way of contacting me.”
Romo hasn’t done the same, but Simpson brushes it off. “I’m not a jealous girlfriend,” she says – even though in a recent interview his ex, Carrie Underwood, claims she still hears from him.
As for her own onetime relationship with John Mayer – which began in 2006 and fizzled out last summer – Simpson survived its rockiness by doing some self-appraisal afterwards.
“I had to regain self-esteem and self-value,” she says.
When it comes to relationships, Simpson says she gives over her heart fully and expects the same in return: “I just love, so I don’t understand when people can’t do exactly what I do.”
For the complete story on Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo – including why she needs a secure man in her life and her hopes for kids and a family – pick up this week’s PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday