Jessica Simpson wrote a very touching birthday tribute about her father, Joe Simpson, in honor of his birthday on Wednesday, February 19.
The actress-singer turned entrepreneur shared some kind words about her dad via Instagram, alongside a black and white photo of the two together.
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“My entire life all I have ever wanted is to be the brightest light that you ignited within me to shine so that others could be guided into their own personal transcending greatness of being,” Jessica wrote.
She continued. “Thank you for always guiding me with love, leadership, and compassion to the unimaginable achievement of infinite dreams. There is nothing in life I am not strong enough for because of your ability to believe the truest purpose is always within reach.”
“Dad, you are my heartbeat and all that I am will forever be held by your love. Happy Birthday!!! I love you 🦋,” she concluded the birthday tribute.
After posting her sweet message, many fans flocked to her post and sent their birthday wishes to Joe.
“Happy birthday to Papa Simpson!” one user commented.
In Jessica Simpson’s new book, Open Book, she recently revealed new details about her complicated and close relationship with her father, who was also her manager.
In the memoir, she wrote about the day of her wedding to Nick Lachey in 2002, her father asked if she was certain if she wanted to go through with it, just before he accompanied her down the aisle.
“Dad, I’m walking down this aisle and getting married,” Jessica wrote, referring to how she spoke the words “through gritted teeth.”
Jessica and Joe also went through a rough patch after her parents separated (which Joe revealed to her right before she gave birth to her first child).
Since then, they have reconciled and remained very close.
In Open Book, Jessica opens up about everything from the abuse she endured at the hands of a family friend as a child to her struggles with addiction as an adult, her first marriage to Nick Lachey, and more.