'I am not a controlling father': Joe Simpson

Washington, June 10 (ANI): Jessica Simpson's father Joe Simpson has denied rumours that he is the main reason behind his daughter's split from Tony Romo, insisting that he's not the authoritative father that he's being projected as.

In an interview with Extra, senior Simpson dismissed what was said in Us Weekly's cover story that Jessica Simpson's controlling father was the main source behind her break up.

"The media says that I try to plan everything - If I had half of the power they give me...They [Ashlee and Jessica] don't call me and ask me. They call me and tell me," Usmagazine.com quoted him, as saying.

He added that Jessica "... is as happy as I've seen her in years." and gushes about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, "He's a great guy. I love Tony to death....He's just a good kid...."

Usmagazine.com reported that Joe asked 28-year-old Romo to let him help represent him, and this aggravated tension between the duo and finally the Dallas Cowboys quarterback gave Jessica an ultimatum to ask her dad to stay away from them.

And now, Joe has come out in the open to say that the public has many misconceptions about him as his daughters' manager.

"For all those people thinking I'm sipping Pia Coladas on the beach and enjoying millions of dollars and having this great life - Bull..I work seven days a week, 24/7," he said.

Simpson also presided over his daughter Ashlee's wedding to Pete Wentz.

"I love Pete to death...He has a patient spirit and a kind heart...I'm honored to have Pete as my son-in-law," he said. (ANI)

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