Sullen Jessica Simpson drags herself to the gym as her parents announce divorce amid shock claims her dad is gay
08:56 GMT, 25 October 2012
Her parents have filed for divorce and Jessica Simpson appears to be showing the strain of the split.
The star was spotted looking glum as she hit the gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday following news Tina and Joe Simpson have broken up.
Perhaps Jessica, 32, was hoping to blow off some steam while also continuing her battle to shed her baby weight.
Showing the strain: Jessica Simpson looked glum as she hit the gym on Wednesday following news of her parents' divorce
She was sporting a baggy black tank top, matching running shorts and a red hoodie for the workout session.
Jessica arrived at the gym with her blonde locks wet and attempted to hide her sullen and make-up free face under a pair of sunglasses.
It was rumoured that Joe, who acts as Jessica’s manager, and Tina had split earlier this year after 34 years of marriage – and now the pair are facing shocking claims that Joe is gay.
Coping mechanism: Jessica blew off steam and battled her baby weight with a workout session in Los Angeles
Divorce: Joe and Tina Simpson, pictured with Jessica in October 2009, have broken up after 34 years of marriage but their spokesperson insists the split is 'amicable'
This month the former couple, who are also parents to Ashlee Simpson, placed their Los Angeles home on the market for $4.4million.
Divorce documents cited the pair split because 'the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities'.
'It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved,' a spokesperson for the couple tells America's People magazine.
The representative then goes on to apparently slam recent rumours that the couple split because Joe came out as gay.
Fuss-free: Jessica arrived at the gym with wet hair and hid her sullen make-up free face under sunglasses
Slimming down: Jessica was sporting a baggy black top, matching running shorts and a red hoodie
The spokesperson added: 'Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.'
It comes after it was printed by the National Enquirer that Joe allegedly broke the news to his family around two months ago that he is gay.
An insider allegedly told the publication: 'Joe got the family together about two months ago and came out of the closet. He told them that he’d tried to continue in his marriage to Tina, but he couldn’t go on any longer and deny the fact that he had these feelings for men.'
It's official: The pair filed for divorce after it was reported earlier this year they had separated
Shocking: Allegations have surfaced that the pair broke up because Joe has come out as gay
It has been claimed that Tina filed for divorce after Joe made the rumoured admission to the family. The publication also claims that Jessica feels ‘deceived’ by the alleged revelation.
has been a tumultuous year for Joe, who was charged with two counts of
DUI in August after allegedly blowing 0.12 in a breathalyzer test in
Sherman Oaks, California, on August 4, with the legal limit for
California drivers .08.
could face up to 6 months in jail if convicted on both counts and could
also face up to 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine, according to
His case is expected to be heard before a court later this month.
Going their separate ways: Joe and Tina put their Los Angeles home on the market for $4.4million earlier this month