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Originally posted 07/29/2009 06:10PM
Just weeks after Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson, the NFL star has been linked to another woman – Natalie Smith – but Smith's father tells PEOPLE reports of an intimate relationship between the two are "really very silly."
"His breakup brought all these rumors and stories and it is not true," says John Smith, the associate athletic director at Romo's alma mater, Eastern Illinois University.
Smith admits that Romo and Natalie met up for lunch in Dallas last week, but says his entire family – including his wife and three daughters – have "always been friends" with Romo since he was in college.
Originally posted 07/21/2009 04:30PM
His recent breakup with Jessica Simpson may have left Tony Romo "emotionally drained," but it hasn't rendered the football star completely humorless.
Recently, Romo teamed up with Funny or Die to produce a parody video, Product Spokesman, in which he endorsed everything from pickles to Dame Judy Dench. Now PEOPLE.com brings you exclusive outtakes from the shoot. Check out Romo, who is a real spokesman for Starter, trying to perfect his lines – especially that pickle one.
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 07/20/2009 12:05PM
Jessica Simpson didn't make it to producer Billy Clark's birthday in Los Angeles on Saturday – but that doesn't mean she didn't have any fun this weekend.
The singer, 29, joined her close girlfriends CaCee Cobb, Adrienne Sands and stylist Nicole Chavez for a good old-fashioned girls' night on Saturday.
"Love my ladies!!!" Simpson posted on her Twitter account during the night along with a group photo. "Wish I could be with them everyday of my life. Laughter is wonderful :)"
Originally posted 07/20/2009 11:45AM
Tony Romo showed a bit of post-split wear and tear over the weekend.
Jessica Simpson's former beau scored second place to former major league baseball player Rick Rhoden at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Tahoe.
Could the breakup be affecting the quarterback's game?
Romo insists he's working hard to stay focused. "The more stuff you've got in your mind, probably the less successful you're going to be," he told PEOPLE. "So the only thing I think about is the task at hand. When you let your mind wander or think about other things, you're setting yourself up for failure. So I just try to stay focused. I've done a pretty good job of that this week."
Originally posted 07/17/2009 09:30AM
Jessica Simpson is officially M.I.A.: Mending inside anonymously.
While Tony Romo has made the rounds shopping, clubbing, gambling and golfing since he dumped the singer last week, Simpson, 29, has kept a low-profile since the breakup.
"She is still with her family," says a source close to Simpson, who is thought to be holed up at her parents' house in Encino, Calif. "She is surrounding herself with a network of support."
Soon, however, the newly minted bachelorette, may be ready for more company: The singer is expected to attend the star-studded birthday party for producer Billy Clark in Los Angeles on Saturday hosted by Simpson's friend Christina Milian.
Originally posted 07/17/2009 07:00AM
Looks like he's not lucky in love – or blackjack. Just six days after Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson, leaving her devastated, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was spotted cruising the casinos in Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.
In town for the American Century Championship golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Romo, 29, enjoyed an early morning round of golf with two friends before trying his hand at poker, roulette and blackjack at Harrah's and Harveys. Though he was losing most of his games, Romo joked with the dealers and was in good spirits as he nursed a cup of black coffee.
Originally posted 07/15/2009 08:50PM
While Tony Romo is reveling in his renewed membership to the Singles-R-Us Club, Jessica Simpson is having a hard time coming to grips with being dumped a day before her 29th birthday.
"Jessica was really blindsided," says a Simpson family friend. "She's sad, mad, and confused. Her emotions are all over the place."
Another source close to Simpson tells PEOPLE that "it's been difficult lately" for the pair, who first started dating in November, 2007.
Originally posted 07/15/2009 09:10AM
On what was supposed to be Jessica Simpson's celebratory birthday weekend, Tony Romo was the one who seemed to be having the time of his life.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, 29, was spotted out at Hollywood hotspot MyHouse on Friday – the night he was supposed to be at Simpson's 29th Barbie-and-Ken-themed birthday bash – for "a typical guys night out," says one onlooker. "Tony's table was packed with people. He was talking to several girls throughout the night."
According to a source, his friends decided to take their recently single pal out to "lift his spirits. His friends wanted him to have some fun before football training camp starts."
Originally posted 07/14/2009 07:00AM
Two weeks ago, when PEOPLE asked Tony Romo what he had planned for girlfriend Jessica Simpson's birthday, he said, "It's a secret."
As it turned out, Simpson's birthday surprise turned out to be a shocker: Although Romo had insisted that things between them were "going good," the Dallas Cowboys quarterback ended their year-and-a-half relationship on July 9 – the night before the singer turned 29.
"She is heartbroken," says a source. "She loves Tony. But it's been difficult lately. He's busy with his career and she's getting ready to shoot her show (The Price of Beauty). They decided to part ways."
Originally posted 07/13/2009 01:25PM
Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson on Thursday, the night before her 29th birthday, a source close to the pop star tells PEOPLE.
"She is heartbroken," says the source. "She loves Tony. But it's been difficult lately. He's busy with his career and she's getting ready to shoot her show (The Price of Beauty). They decided to part ways."
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback fueled breakup rumors when he showed up with about 14 friends at the Hollywood hotspot MyHouse on Friday night without the birthday girl, a source tells PEOPLE.
"He had quite a few girls stop by his dance floor table," says an onlooker. "Romo was sipping Grey Goose and having a fun time with the boys."
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