Jessica Simpson’s father Joe has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Last August, Joe was having dinner with his wife Tina when he had a few glasses of wine. Later that evening at around 10PM, he was pulled over on Ventura Boulevard in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles . He had to spend an entire night in jail before getting released.
A source said that Joe enjoyed “a couple glasses of wine at dinner with his wife” before voluntarily submitting to a breathalyzer test. After pleading no contest to the DUI charge, he was sentenced to three years of probation in addition to having to attend an alcohol education course.
On Tuesday, his attorney entered the plea with the court and a second charge was dismissed. Currently, Joe is in the middle of a divorce from Tina after some gay rumors surfaced about him and a much younger model. Tina Simpson filed for divorce in Texas in October citing “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for their divorce.
Reportedly, Jessica was said to have dumped her father as her manager with regard to her singing career. In an effort to keep the money rolling in, he has decided to focus all of his efforts on his other daughter Ashlee. A source said, “It’s no secret that Joe favored Jessica over Ashlee when they were growing up. Jessica was always the more famous and most successful of the two, and made the most money for the family. So for years, Joe made sure Jessica got his full attention, and Ashlee basically took the back seat and had to rely on mom Tina for support.”
The spy went on to say, “But, now, Joe is doubling down career-wise on Ashlee. Ashlee is Joe’s main source of potential income right now as Jessica doesn’t want him to manage her, and he is pushing her hard.”