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Joe Simpson and his wife are getting a divorce. A new bombshell report claims the reason for the breakup is his recent admission to family members that he is gay.

The 54-year-old father of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson reportedly broke the news to his loved ones two months ago that he is homosexual. The confession is said to be the reason that Tina Simpson is seeking an end to their 34-year marriage.

According to a Radaronline report, the former youth pastor and Baptist minister has a 20-something boyfriend.

A source close to the family claims, “Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet. 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.”

Tina filed for divorce on September 24, stating in court documents that the reason for the split was discord or conflict of personalities.

That action came not long after Papa Joe was arrested for drunk driving while traveling with an unidentified passenger.

Because none of the principals have confirmed these reports, we’ll take the high road and file this under the category of RUMOR.

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