Tony Romo Speaks Out About Jessica's Dad
The Cowboys QB says reports that Joe Simpson meddles with his life are "laughable"
Speaking for the first time about reports that Joe Simpson was interfering with his relationship with Jessica Simpson and his business affairs – and that his parents did not approve of or get along with the Simpson family – Tony Romo released a statement to PEOPLE saying, “It’s all laughable.
Romo, 28, and Simpson, 27, have been dogged by rumors that her father has been meddling in their nearly seven-month-old courtship.
In his statement, Romo insisted that characterization is “so far from the truth.”
A source also confirmed that Romo’s father, Ramiro, went to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., with Joe Simpson earlier this year and “had a great time.”
And there was more family bonding when, after spending a couple of days in Dallas, the singer and Romo shared a lunch date Friday with pregnant sister Ashlee Simpson and new husband Pete Wentz at a Chili’s in Encino, Calif.
“Jess was giggling and grabbing onto Tony. They were both very natural and sweet with each other,” says a source. “It was cute to see the sisters and their guys having such a good time.”
• Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA