Wearing a printed, off-the-shoulder peasant dress and stacked heels, she settles into a booth at her favorite Dallas bistro. JESSICA SIMPSON: I have been in the studio, writing and recording an album in Nashville.
(Romo is off playing golf but shows up at the end of the interview to greet her with a big purple and green stuffed animal.
In December 2007 Jessica shows up at a Dallas Cowboys game in a pink version of boyfriend Tony Romo's jersey. I think what [the songwriters] liked was that I was open. It’s like a scenic overlook as imagined by Einstein or Kepler, from which you can actually witness two possible futures: Off the left side, you see a world of orderly streets and squares, where fans crowd theaters showing the new blockbuster by Jessica Simpson, who looks down from a marquee, slender and blonde and shaped like a barbell, booming on top and in the middle, skinny as a pencil between, and radios blast an endless stream of Jessica Simpson hits, her voice syrupy and love-filled.Off the right, a different world entirely, a place fallen into chaos and ruin, where a tremendous pop energy has leaked away and our beloved galaxy of reliable stars has been replaced by shabby novelties, and Jessica Simpson, living in a house amid a strip of identical houses in the fifth settlement ring beyond Dallas, with her third husband, a kicker in the Arena Football League, has been utterly forgotten. --we're sitting there [at the hotel restaurant] just talking. [Simpson leans her head across the table and puckers up.] I go, "What are you doing? I said, "Were you just trying to kiss me in front of all these people? The fact that this guy, on our first date, in the first 10 minutes of dinner, wanted to lean over the table and say, This is my girl and I want to kiss her--our first kiss in front of everybody--was awesome.
So on our first date--I've never told anybody this, wow! JESSICA SIMPSON: They just want to keep it private. She'd heard some of my new songs, and she was like, "Baby, you're back.