Say what you want about Jessica Simpson, she is resilient.
After a tough few years - several movie flops, a risky and largely unsuccessful foray into country music, celebrity gossip stories about her being fat - you would think this star would be at the crossroads of obscurity. But she keeps hanging around.
The alleged music star is the subject of the cover story and a big photo shoot in the new issue of Vanity Fair this month, which must be a really slow one.
Here's the magazine's cover photo of Jessica ...
Can 28-year-old Jessica Simpson, now also the controversial girlfriend of NFL star QB Tony Romo, reinvent herself yet again? Or is this the end of the line?
Either way, the big J.C. is in her corner.
"We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God," Jess said. "I can talk to Him, get mad at Him, frustrated with Him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me."
Despite the criticism she's endured, this preacher’s daughter from Texas is one tough cookie. Thanks to the pervasive influence of manager-pimp-dad Joe, and the fact that talent is not a prerequisite for fame in America, she's here to stay.