Joe Simpson's boy toy comes forward?

Oct 27, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. ET

Joe Simpson's bad week continues, as his divorce is announced and the gay rumors persist, with an alleged lover coming forward.


New allegations are emerging in the Joe and Tina Simpson divorce case, after Radar Online posted details about a supposed young, male lover of Jessica Simpson's dad. Bryce Chandler Hill, a 21-year-old male model, is claiming that for the last year, he has been having an affair with the 54-year-old manager.

The article elaborates that the two were introduced by TJ Espinoza, a mutual friend of Jessica and Ashlee. Espinoza is a backup dancer who has worked with pop superstar Britney Spears in the past.

These recent details add fuel to the National Enquirer story that outed Joe and revealed that his attraction to men is what ended his 35-year marriage to his wife, Tina. Family and friends have been reporting that his daughters are floored by the news — that is, if the news is true.

The only word from Joe regarding his divorce and the gay rumors has been the one-sentence statement, "It is an amicable split, and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false."

Hill has also taken to his Twitter account to dispute the reports of an affair with Simpson. Yesterday, he tweeted, "Yes, I've read the story... it's simply NOT TRUE." He received support from followers and told one fan, "It's crazy to have to deal w/a complete fabrication."

Even if Hill and Simpson aren't having an affair, it is unclear where the National Enquirer got its original information. The tabloid has been known to be wrong in the past. What is clear is that Simpson is ready to move on, with a new look. TMZ posted exclusive pictures of a fit and very blonde Simpson, with a Justin Bieber haircut and sporting a yellow sweater and yellow sneakers. Maybe he just needs a fashion intervention?

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