The National Enquirer has a story out today alleging that the reason Jessica and Ashlee’s mom, Tina, is filing for divorce from Joe Simpson after 34 years of marriage is that he came out of the closet to them. And revealed that he has a 20-something boyfriend. “Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet,” an insider told the Enquirer, via Radar. “He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men.” Also, they sat this boyfriend may have been in the car with the former Baptist minister when he got his DUI in August. All we know for sure is that the Simpsons are divorcing and that Joe did get a DUI.
We don’t have too much of an opinion on the dadager’s coming out. But what we do find weird is the spate of stories coming out about young stars’ dads. This is, of course, the same morning that Bobby Brown got himself another DUI. AND the same day that Radar says “Playgirl-type” nude photos of Justin Bieber’s dad, Jeremy, are being shopped around. “Jeremy was purposely posing in all the photos, and he’s completely naked showing full-frontal,” a source told the gossip site.
If three’s a trend, what’s four? Because we also have a Michael Lohan update, courtesy of TMZ: He apparently tried to get Dr. Drew to help with his failed intervention of Lindsay, but he refused, suggesting she needed someone a little less famous to help her. You’re missing the point, Doc, where’s the benefit for Michael in teaming up with someone not famous?!
Well, to all the celebrities’ dads out there not making headlines today: Bravo!
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