Warning: This post features details of child sexual abuse and disordered eating that could be triggering for some readers.
Jessica Simpson has released a memoir called Open Book, and well, that’s certainly a fitting title.
The book reflects on the 39-year-old’s career as well as some painful memories, including the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and her problem drinking.
It also holds nothing back when it comes to Simpson’s past relationships, including her marriage to Nick Lachey, on/off relationship with John Mayer and an emotional affair she had with Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.
Amid the release of her memoir, Simpson told Stellar Magazine that she changed her number to avoid her exes contacting her.
“I have completely cut off all connection with everyone,” she said.
“I changed my phone number and email when I met my husband Eric [Johnson]. Nobody has been able to get a hold of me and if anybody tries they will not be able to get to me.”
In 2017, Jessica Simpson made a very awkward appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Post continues below video.
Here are the most surprising revelations from Jessica Simpson’s memoir, Open Book.
Jessica was sexually abused as a child.
In her memoir, Simpson recalled how at age 12, while in the car with her parents, she told them about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of a family friend’s daughter.
She was sharing a bed with the daughter, who began by tickling her back, then evolved “into things that were extremely uncomfortable”.
She was frozen with fear and worried that she was to blame.
“I wanted to tell my parents,” she wrote in her memoir. “I was the victim but somehow I felt in the wrong.”
Six years later, as a 12-year-old, Simpson told her parents about the abuse as they were on a car trip.
Her mother slapped her father’s arm and yelled at him: “I told you something was happening,” Simpson recalled.