Jessica & Tony: The Way They Were

From double dates with Ashlee & Pete to dirty dancing in the club, look back at the couple's down-home romance

  • STAND BY HER MAN photo | Jessica Simpson, Tony Romo

Credit: LM Otero/AP; Dave Einsel/Getty (inset)

Updated: Monday Jul 13, 2009 | 05:00 PM EDT By: Janet Mock and Brian Orloff

STAND BY HER MAN

As soon as Jessica Simpson and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo were linked in Nov. 2007, the singer became a fixture at his games. Though she wasn't always a welcome presence by fans, Simpson (here cheering on her guy at a Dec. 16, 2007 game) took it in stride. "I really think it's because I was wearing a pink No. 9 jersey and not a blue one," she later joked about being called a jinx.