Jessica Simpson's Dad Says Gay Rumors Are 'Completely False' (VIDEO)

joe simpson tina simpsonWhen news broke that Jessica Simpson's parents, Joe and Tina Simpson, were divorcing after 34 years, everyone was basically like, "Meh. So what?" But then came the real bombshell via The National Enquirer: Two months ago, the 54-year-old Baptist minster reportedly told daughters Jess and Ashlee Simpson that he's gay ... What's more, they claimed he's currently dating a 20-year-old boy toy! Uh, whaaaaat?!

Well, just when you thought the next move would be a whole "coming out" party for Joe complete with a People cover, a family spokesperson has released a statement denying the allegations ...


The statement reads:

Tina and Joe Simpson have filed for divorce. It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.

Okay, fair enough. If there is absolutely no truth to the gossip, I could understand why they'd want to set the record straight with this very strong denial. But still. Where would the National Enquirer have come up with something so random about his sexuality? It's just so out of the blue, almost too unique -- not to mention emotionally-charged -- to be 100 percent false.

Then again, there are plenty of people willing to make up complete fiction about celebs and their families to make a quick buck, so maybe that's all this boils down to. Oh well. We can only hope that the Simpsons work out their differences as best as they can and are able to move on with their lives in a happy, healthy way. But if Papa Joe actually is gay and ever wants to publicly come out, the time and place for that should be entirely up to him.

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