Joe Simpson: "I Love Tony Romo to Death!"

Tension? What tension? Jessica Simpson's sometimes-overbearing father Joe Simpson denies rumors that he's the cause of his daughter's turbulent relationship with her NFL star Tony Romo. Poppa Joe chalks it up the break-up talk to just hear-say, claiming that Jessica "is as happy as I've seen her in years." Romo apparently told the pop singer to "tell dad to back off!," after it was rumored that Joe asked to be allowed to represent Tony. Despite the buzz about tension between the Jessica's boyfriend and her pops, Joe had nothing but kind words for the Dallas quarterback: "He's a great guy. I love Tony to death. He's just a good kid."

Nice work with the damage control, Joe!