Published July 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Romo/Simpson Split: Tony Was Bored With Jessica and Papa Joe? | Suddenly Skinny Stephanie Pratt Steps Out While Lindsay Lohan Lunches on Cigarettes | Heidi Montag to Perform For Donald Trump and His Beauty Queens?
Pop diva Jessica Simpson told Pop Tarts last year that she had the same dreams as "every normal person" to make records, babies and "hopefully get married soon." But it looks like that won't be happening any time soon with her now ex-boyfriend Tony Romo.
Simpson was undoubtedly suffering the 29th birthday blues on Friday having been dumped just the night before by longtime lover Romo, but a source close to Simpson told Tarts that the "sudden" split wasn’t so sudden after all.
"It was a long time coming, he hasn't really been into her and the relationship for awhile, but stayed together because he didn't want to look like a jerk for not having a better reason to break it off," said our source. "And she's trying to save face by saying that it's because of their busy schedules."
Another inside source said that Jessica’s manager/father Joe Simpson’s meddling ways most likely took its toll on the relationship, which is the reason why they split the first time fourteen months ago. We’re told Joe promised he’d take a step back when the couple reunited but he was still too involved in his daughter’s private life.
"At one point Joe was even giving Tony football advice which doesn’t go down well," said an insider. "Tony was a football superstar before he got mixed up in Hollywood, this move will be probably be good at least for his career."
And not to mention the pop princess/country crooner was eager to tie-the-knot again, something Romo apparently wasn’t ready to do.
So while Miss Simpson sought solace and spent the special birthday weekend with her folks, Romo partied like a rockstar at Hollywood hotspot MyHouse on Friday night with a pack of (mostly male) pals. According to an eyewitness, Romo and his entourage drank GreyGoose and took over the dance floor until the club closed and when some hot ladies approached their table Romo certainly didn’t shy away and happily chatted until the early hours.
Reps for Romo and Simpson declined to comment.
Stephanie Pratt recently revealed that the pressure to be a bag of bones in Hollywood had driven her to an eating disorder; however "The Hills" star looked skinnier than ever as she stepped out to the Lia Sophia Jewelry Clambake in Malibu on Saturday afternoon.
And could it be possible that Miss Pratt is two-faced?
While talking to reporters Pratt said that she had "nothing but nice things to say" about "The Hills" alum Lauren Conrad, claiming that the two recently had lunch together and were still good friends. However Pop Tarts spies later overheard Pratt telling friends that LC "was not missed" and the show was "much better without her." Ouch.
Speaking of itty bitty Tinseltowners, Lindsay Lohan also spent a day in the sunshine picking up a truck load of free swag (she even asked the jewelry designers if she could create a signature piece to debut in the next collection). But not surprisingly LiLo skipped out on the delicious lobster lunch, opting for a packet of cigs instead.
Later that afternoon Linds headed down the road to the Pirate’s Booty Beach House and despite being showered with more goodies she acted less-than-impressed with all the attention. The troubled Tinseltowner refused to come out of a private room until all the cameras were put away, and after another half hour had rolled by she made a cameo with a Jack Lalanne Juicer Express pineapple tangerine cocktail in hand (back on the drink!) and took it upon herself to tell everyone to leave because "the party was over."
The weekend before Lohan hit up the Silver Spoon Beach House in Malibu where she pretty much cleaned up the freebies that were supposed to be display-only. Goodness, times must be tough being a lady of leisure -- although we did overhear her going on about how she is focusing purely on her career from here in and made a quick mention of working with Robert De Niro.
It looks as though the wannabe pop princess Heidi Montag might very well be performing in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas, co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC. (Yes, the network still might have her back despite the disastrous "I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!")
On Monday morning, proud sis Holly Montag twittered that she was "so excited" that Heidi would be taking the stage at the international pageant, however the tweet was promptly removed.
A rep for Montag did not respond for comment and the spokeswoman for Miss Universe said that they expect to announce their celebrity judges and performers shortly.