Amid Joe and Tina Simpson's divorce after 35 years of marriage comes a salacious rumor: that he came out of the closet recently and is dating a young man.
Supposedly, he golfs with Bryce Chander Hill, 21, regularly at his country club.
The fresh-faced Hill has been bragging about dating 54-year-old Joe Simpson on/off for around a year and has recounted torrid details of their alleged trysts, according to friends.
Says a source close to Hill:
“Joe Simpson being outed by the National Enquirer was no surprise to the gay community in West Hollywood, Bryce has been bragging about hooking up with Joe for a while now."
“Bryce is close to TJ Espinoza, who in turn is good friends with both Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson and worked for Britney Spears as a back-up dancer.
“TJ introduced Bryce to the Simpsons, and that’s how he met Joe."
“Bryce claims he’s been dating Joe for roughly a year and loves to boast about it because he loves being the center of attention ... and using Joe to climb the showbiz ladder."
Other sources tell Radar that Simpson's mysterious hunky young golfing pal isn't Hill, however.
"Joe's friend looks like a rugged, wanna-be skinny actor. He looks very out of place at the country club and you feel bad for the dude because he looks like he is just totally uncomfortable."
"Tina Simpson and her daughters, Jessica and Ashlee were never at the country club, ever. Joe is always there with the same guy, but he is never at MountainGate with his family."
"He seems like a very, very lonely person."
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