Behind the Jessica Simpson-Tony Romo Breakup

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Asked two weeks ago  what he had planned for Jessica Simpson's birthday July 10, Tony Romo said, "It's a secret." Guess a kick out the door works best by surprise.

As it turned out, Simpson's birthday surprise turned out to be a shocker as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback ended their year-and-a-half relationship July 9.

So what's behind the Jessica Simpson-Tony Romo breakup? Nobody would say they didn't give it a good shot – weathering many a storm and breakup rumor.

After Simpson and her family went to see Romo play for the first time in November 2007, things moved pretty quickly – he even kissed her on their first date!

Days later, they shared Thanksgiving together in Texas.

Rah Rah Romo

The curse of Jessica Simpson dooms the Cowboys in Dallas.

In December, after Tony played his worst game ever while his new girlfriend looked on from the stands in a stupid pink Romo jersey, some fans blamed Simpson for distracting the star as the Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Still, the couple rebounded with a Mexican getaway, a playoff loss to the New York Giants and a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with a public PDA session on his birthday (complete with a frosting fight) come spring. All good.

By May, rumors began to swirl that the couple was heading for a split. But Joe Simpson talked Tony Romo out of dumping Jessica her rep denied talk of a breakup, and Romo escorted Simpson to her sister Ashlee's wedding that same month.

The summer seemed blissful for the couple: Simpson went home with her man to Wisconsin where they had dinner with his parents. Later, she dedicated her song, "You're My Sunday," to Romo during a concert tour for her country album.

Worst Jessica Simpson Picture Ever

Jessica Simpson "fashion" causes quite a stir in Florida.

At the beginning of 2009, Romo stood by Jessica Simpson when she was slammed on blogs for looking fat, even taking her out for a romantic night out in New York.

They attended the NBA Finals in early June and appeared happy, but were drifting away. In recent weeks, however, the couple have been spending time apart.

"They've been having a lot of problems lately in general," a source says.

Their last public appearance was July 1 when she sang the National Anthem at a golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. Just nine days later, Simpson ended up celebrating her birthday quietly "with family and close friends" after getting dumped.

Meanwhile, Romo was spotted out with a group of friends at L.A. hotspot MyHouse. According to a source, Romo was out with the guys to "lift his spirits."

Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson's last public appearance together July 1.


wow....see him now with a skinnier wife.


Oh my God, if you people seriously think she was the cause of his poor performance, you are all delusional. You're all looking for a scapegoat because he sucks it up on the field. My best bet would be for your team to ditch this loser and find a new QB. And the fact that he had the audacity to blame his poor season on a breakup that was HIS doing? Wow. What a complete loser.

Lisa fraser
@ Dakota

I agree how is she responsible she doesn't control what he does people are foolish sometimes


you guys are tooo funny. jessica was never responsible for tonys poor playing, he was.. he made the choice and he is the one that couldn't concentrate on his game because he had such a low blood flow to his brain, all you guys would be the same way and you know it and i can just see even one of you turning jessica away, give me a break!! haha. the next woman he hooks up with, the same thing will happen, you watch. being obsessed with the *&%%# will always affect your game.. wink..


Now its time for her new guy Hollywoods Superstar agent
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Will Jessica Fall in Love with him..............


Here in Arlington Texas we have been waiting for Tony to wake up and smell the coffee. It's about time Tony, glad to see you've got your head on straight, we never lost faith in you. Temporary moment of relapse we all get it now and then. Looking forward to seeing you and Cowboys this season in that new stadium, I feel a Super Bowl coming on. Don't ruin it by getting back with that BIMBO!!!


About time Tony opened his eyes to this bozo. And who told her she could sing!!!!


Jessica you are too beautiful for the dud Tony.
you go girl!!


Way to go Tony - Its about time. You can get better.


Go Tony! Tired of the whining.

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Jessica Simpson Biography

Not a Major Movie Star By Any Means
Sweet mother of G-d, Jessica Simpson has got some huge breasts. Holy frickin' $h!t. Look at those things! She also possesses a singing... More »
Abilene, Texas
Full Name
Jessica Ann Simpson

Jessica Simpson Quotes

They're just the cutest couple in the world. They are adorable. Anybody would wish to be them and you can only wish them well. Just being around them inspires love and everything I sing about.

Jessica Simpson [on her sister and Pete Wentz]

It’s fun to do a small film that might be released to DVD not because it’s a horrible film, but because it’s an independent film. For people to say Employee of the Month was a flop is ludicrous. We made the money back–that’s not a flop. For people to say The Dukes of Hazzard was a flop–it opened to $30 million! If these movies are flops, why would I still make them?

Jessica Simpson