Jessica Simpson: Inside Her Life

Peek inside the world of the Dukes of Hazzard star, from her new bod to her famous marriage. By Emily Fromm and Janice Morris

  • MEET THE SIMPSONS photo | Jessica Simpson, Joe Simpson

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Updated: Tuesday Aug 02, 2005 | 06:00 AM EDT


Despite her newfound independence, Simpson remains as close as ever to her biggest supporters: manager dad Joe and mom Tina. Joe steadfastly defends his daughter's marriage, telling PEOPLE that the Simpsons and the Lacheys take a similar approach to life: "We stick together. So we laugh together. We cry together. We drink together."