Jessica Simpson's father has finally commented on rumors that he is gay, slamming the claims as 'ridiculous' and 'absurd'.
Gossip website TMZ reports that Joe Simpson has also denied that he has been dating a 21-year-old male model.
The father of two, who divorced his wife Tina at the start of the year, was allegedly introduced to Bryce Chandler Hill by a mutual friend who is close to both Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.
However, the aspiring model denied being involved with the 54-year-old.
Hill took to Twitter last week and tweeted that there was no truth in the speculation.
He posted on Friday (2 November): 'Yes, I've read the story...it's simply NOT TRUE.'
The Simpson family are yet to make an official comment on the story.