The Jessica Simpson Brand is Worth $400 Million!

May 4, 2009 By:
The Jessica Simpson Brand is Worth $400 Million!

The recession clearly hasn't affected Jessica Simpson or her brand, because in a new interview with Vanity Fair she confessed that her brand has topped $400 million dollars! Whoow!

In the May 2009 issues, Jessica talks about her show Newlyweds being the cause of her divorce from ex hubby Nick Lachey, her constant weight scrutiny, and her screw-ups making headlines. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Jessica on the Jessica Simpson brand:
“The Jessica Simpson Collection is a $400 million business. My mom and I are creative directors. We have hundreds of people working, but nothing gets by us. It’s adorable and it’s affordable. What’s amazing right now, during this recession, is that, somehow, the business keeps growing.”

Jessica on whether Newlyweds was to blame for the breakdown of her marriage to Nick Lachey:
“In all honesty, I believe it did not affect our marriage, Because we enjoyed watching those episodes, and that will always be a time I cherish. It made me understand what marriage is, what love is, what commitment is...I have not spoken to him in years.”

Jessica on her screw-ups making headlines:
“When it comes to media criticism, that’s just something I have had to train myself — literally train myself — to ignore. Because I’m the one up there onstage, and I can feel the energy of the crowd. And I know when I did good. And I know when I did great. And there wasn’t one time on this tour when I felt like I butchered it. I mean, the way people make it sound, I should have never been singing in the first place.”

Jessica on her weight being documented by tabloids:
“It comes with what I do and I know that every day the media’s going to challenge me, is going to want to bring me down. But I feel like I’m at such a place that I own myself, and it’s authentic. I own that authentic part of myself, and none of those words are harsh enough to make me believe them. I can’t imagine saying some of the things people have said about me about anybody else.”

Jessica on being called a jinx for boyfriend Tony Romo’s football career:
“Can’t help it. But we don’t let it affect our relationship. If we did, we wouldn’t be together, because it happened at the very beginning. Dating the Cowboys quarterback comes with hype, the fans, the bloggers, but I’ve never dated a guy that was more simple. I’m always there for him after a game, and he knows he has me to come home to.”