By Dana Flax
Don't know if you heard, but Renaissance woman Jessica Simpson and boyfriend Tony Romo broke up. Shocking, we know! In her first cover story since that fateful day, Jess shares with Glamour a few spooky statements that just reek of "impending breakup" (the interview was conducted while the two were still together). Did Jessica put a hex on their relationship or was the end in sight? Only Bro-mo and his Simpson doppelganger know.
Anyway, Jessica seems totally independent and together and normal. I mean, who needs a rich, handsome athlete boyfriend, anyway? Read a few highlights from the interview below and then check out the rest of the exclusive interview in Glamour's September issue, on newsstands August 11.
Hmm, maybe from now on, someone should tell Jessica not to use jinx-y rhetoric when discussing relationships:
"I don't regret anything I've gone through ... I don't know what the future holds, but I hope that my life, as it is now, doesn't change. I'm very happy and comfortable -— it's a great place to be in. If this article comes out and we're not together, I'd still love [Tony], and he'd still be a huge part of who I am today."
Say what you will about Papa Joe -- Jessica's her own person:
"I'm never going to be a woman who doesn't work. At 12 I was emancipated from my parents so I could sign my first record deal. I think I was born working!"
Awkward! More about Tony and his advice ... which it sounds like she wasn't planning on taking, anyhow:
"Tony said, 'Jessica, at the end of your life, the only thing that's going to flash through your mind and heart is your husband, kids, family and the people you love. You're not going to think, I wish I'd done this with my career. And I'm not going to remember how many touchdown passes I threw or if I won the Super Bowl.' Music is the heart of who I am, and it's the most personal thing that I do."
And here's a juicy piece of encouragement to pretty much any girl ever:
"It's not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe about beauty. I've been through it myself and understand the pressures. We're all facing the same struggles together, whether you're a celebrity or not."
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