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Which ‘Massive Movie Star’ Did Jessica Simpson Secretly Date?

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Jessica Simpson released a blind item an Amazon Original Story Wednesday titled Movie Star: They Always Say They’re Single. In the short story, Simpson recounts briefly being the other woman with a “massive movie star” who was a childhood/teen crush. Simpson said the aforementioned movie star claimed to be single, only for Getty Images to narc on him. “I was never ever in a million years going to be the other woman,” she wrote. The man alleged that he and the girlfriend were “completely over,” which mollified Simpson for a while. Eventually, Simpson felt objectified and demeaned by the star, leaving him because she “didn’t care if he was my teenage fantasy come to life, this was not a choice that same girl, my younger self, would be proud of.” Good for her! But whomst is this star? What of his lied-to girlfriend? Let’s try and figure out this blind. Here are the clues:

➽ The man was already famous when Simpson was a teenager.
➽ Simpson writes that she first met the movie idol at J.Lo’s 2001 VMAs after-party. She and Nick Lachey were on a break, and this man was “undressing [her] with his eyes.”
➽ After the Newlyweds stars broke up for good in 2006, Simpson made out with this unnamed superstar at the Beverly Hills Hotel while he was preparing for a big award show.
➽ Simpson said the star spoke to his spiritual adviser about her. “He says having sex brings you closer to God,” he allegedly said.
➽ He said he was single, but a red-carpet photo proved that to be untrue.
➽ The movie star invited her to the set of a project directed by someone “known to even the most casual movie fan.”

Which ‘Massive Movie Star’ Did Jessica Simpson Secretly Date