Nosy Joe Simpson Keeps Jessica Single

The latest rumor circulating about the Jessica Simpson/Tony Romo romance is that Joe Simpson’s heavy-handed influence is the wedge that has driven Tony away. According to a source that dished to the Dallas Morning News, Papa Joe Simpson “has begun to offer unsolicited advice to Tony on his career, endorsement opportunities and things that have nothing to do with him dating Jessica.”

Granted, Jessica’s done a few things of her own to help speed the process. A Glamour interview in which Jess referred to her football-playing boyfriend as “my future husband” didn’t leave Romo with a particularly warm and fuzzy feeling.

However, Us Weekly is reporting that Joe is working overtime to repair the damage he’s done by telephoning Tony and asking the quarterback to “come to show support for the wedding” by attending Ashlee and Pete’s nuptials this weekend as Jessica’s date.

The former Mrs. Nick Lachey needs to figure out how to ditch her cock-blocking dad unless she wants to end up like her mom…married to Joe.