“I've never let a stumbling block actually make me fall,” says Jessica Simpson in Vanity Fair's June issue. - Mario …
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Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera:
"My album was different. I released a ballad first. I wasn't dancing and doing that whole thing. I wanted to set myself apart. But I was always third runner-up."
Ex-Husband Nick Lachey, and Whether or Not "Newlyweds" Affected Their Marriage:
"I have not spoken to him in years. [As for the show,] in all honesty, I believe it did not affect our marriage. Because we enjoyed watching those episodes, and that will always be a time I cherish. It made me understand what marriage is, what love is, what commitment is."
On Whether Romo Has Seen "Newlyweds":
"A couple episodes. He thought I was cute."
"When it comes to media criticism, that's just something I have had to train myself -- literally train myself to ignore. I mean, the way people make it sound, I should have never been singing in the first place... It comes with what I do, and I know that every day the media's going to challenge me, is going to want to bring me down. But I feel like I'm at such a place that I own myself, and it's authentic. I own that authentic part of myself, and none of those words are harsh enough to make me believe them. I can't imagine saying some of the things people have said about me about anybody else."
Her Relationship With Her Father, Joe Simpson:
"I can talk to my dad like he's my manager, and put 'Dad' on the back burner. We've been doing it since I was 13. So, at this point, we're in a good rhythm. A lot of people find it strange, but it's the only way I know. And I don't care to know another way, because it suits me. And we've done a pretty dang good job."
Her Early Thoughts on Marriage:
"It was what we all wanted. Go to college, get married, and have babies. It was my way of thinking. At 16, every boyfriend I had I was going to marry."
Watching Cowboys Games With the Other Players' Wives:
"It's a nurturing place to be, around people who love their husbands, but it gives me anxiety to watch with them."
"I'm spiritual. I live off the faith that has been instilled in me, that has never left. I've never let a stumbling block actually make me fall... We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God. I can talk to him, get mad at him, frustrated with him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me."
- Jessica Simpson