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Joe Simpson Calls His New Granddaughter a 'Miracle'

Jessica Simpson's Dad Joe Says New Granddaughter Is a 'Miracle'

Originally posted 05/02/2012 10:05AM

The well wishes are pouring in for Jessica Simpson and her fiancé, Eric Johnson, who welcomed their first daughter, Maxwell Drew, Tuesday.

"Proud PaPaJoe !! Beautiful baby girl... What a miracle!" excited grandfather Joe Simpson Tweeted Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Jessica's sister, Ashlee, told PEOPLE she's already "in love" with her niece. "Jessica has wanted to be a mom since we were little girls and I couldn't be more excited for her and Eric," she said.

Fellow mom-to-be Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi also had words of encouragement.

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Joe Simpson's Special Message to His Daughter Jessica | Jessica Simpson, Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson's Special Message to His Daughter Jessica

Originally posted 11/14/2010 10:45PM

Someone sure sounds excited about walking his daughter down the aisle!

Just days after Jessica Simpson accepted a ruby-and-diamond engagement ring from her boyfriend of five months, football player Eric Johnson, the bride-to-be's father, Joe Simpson, posted his good wishes on Twitter.

"So very happy for Jess and Eric," he posted Sunday night. "May they have a lifetime of joy and happiness."

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Joe Simpson: Ashlee Is So 'Ready for This Baby!'

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Joe Simpson: Ashlee Is So 'Ready for This Baby!'

Originally posted 11/07/2008 11:50AM

Ashlee Simpson may be only 24 – but, says her dad, she became a full-fledged grown-up the moment she learned she was expecting.

"The day she found out she was pregnant, she became a woman," Joe Simpson tells PEOPLE.

"She's concerned about what she eats and how she prepares for the child and [details like], is the baby's room 'green' enough?" he explains. "It's a transformation you never expect as a parent – you pray for it, but never expect it. She's ready for this baby!"

And, Simpson says, his son-in-law Pete Wentz is equally prepared for their impending due date.

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Jessica Simpson's Nerves Take Center Stage in Nashville | Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson's Nerves Take Center Stage in Nashville

Originally posted 09/05/2008 10:45AM

You'd think Jessica Simpson would be an old pro at performing. But at the Nashville listening party for her new country album, Do You Know, on Thursday night, the singer was just a bit freaked out.

"I'm a little nervous," said Simpson to a crowd of nearly 200 record industry folks at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. "If I throw up, I'm sorry."

Brushing her blonde hair from her face, she continued: "Thank you so much for coming and for giving me a chance. I hope you get to experience what my heart's been going through the last few years."

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Jessica Simpson Is Going Country | Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson Is Going Country

Originally posted 09/11/2007 09:00AM

Jessica Simpson is ready to add another accessory to her always-stylish look – a cowboy hat.

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Dad: Jessica Simpson Turns Down 'Porn Star' Movie Role | Jessica Simpson

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Dad: Jessica Simpson Turns Down 'Porn Star' Movie Role

Originally posted 07/27/2007 03:00PM

She's always been herself on camera, but Jessica Simpson isn't ready to show all of herself on camera.

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Joe Simpson | Jessica Simpson, Joe Simpson

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Originally posted 03/17/2006 04:00PM

While Jessica Simpson was talking up the international charity Operation Smile in Washington, D.C., recently, dad Joe Simpson was still working close to home, playing manager to her and sister Ashlee. But Papa Joe is adding a new gal to his client roster: do-it-yourself guru and tool maker Barbara K. Simpson, 58, filled PEOPLE in on his expansion, and dished on Jessica's new movie, her divorce and more.

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