After more than a year of coy answers from Ashlee Simpson regarding her May 2006 plastic surgery, in which she got a new
face nose, her pimp father, Crazy Joe Simpson has finally confirmed that his daughter went under the knife.
In an interview with Fox News, Joe says he had no control over Ashlee Simpson's decision to undergo rhinoplasty.
"Girls have their own ideas," he shrugged. "Anyway, there was a real problem with her breathing and that was cured."
Joe, who also serves as manager to Ashlee, 22, and older sister Jessica Simpson, 27, credits good parenting as the reason his daughters haven't gone
absolutely bonkers the way of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.
Joe Simpson and his
cash cows daughters.
"We have a real family," he said. "You can't just put these kids out in the world on their own. I can remember a time when Jessica was singing at Madison Square Garden and her outfit ripped before she went on. We were there for her."
In other words, don't expect to see Jessica Simpson nude anytime soon. And then there was the matter of Ashlee's Saturday Night Live debacle.
"She'd lost her voice, and Jordan Schur [the head of her record label] insisted she lip-synch," he said. "She'd never done it before. She didn't want to do it. Anyway, she'll never do it again. We just did a huge tour, and there was no lip-synching."
The former Baptist minister also denies claims that he's a controlling father. "I don't tell my girls who to date or marry or what to do."
He also has no hard feelings against former son-in-law Nick Lachey, even in spite of the sexual photo scandal involving Nick and Vanessa Minnillo.
"I have nothing at all against Nick," Joe Simpson said. "But they got married very young. I told Jessica, 'You're going to hit an age when it's all going to be clear to you â€" life that is â€" and you'll know what you want to do.'"
Joe Simpson added: "I do blame 50 percent of their break-up on the media."