For the first time, Jessica Simpson opens up about her relationship with Smashing Pumpkins’ front man Billy Corgan, and RadarOnline.com has the audio.
During an interview Tuesday morning with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM Los Angeles, the 29-year–old beauty said Billy’s producer introduced the two when she was writing her new song.
“I just kind of wanted to do it organically,” she told Ryan. “I just wanted to sit around great musicians and Billy was so kind to be able to help me out with the song. I can’t find good enough words to speak about Billy. He’s a very, very dear friend.”
In Rolling Stone magazine, Billy said of Jessica “My goal in life is to love whoever I think is worth loving, and I think if people knew her like I knew her, they would love her like I do. It’s really simple,”
But knowing that Jessica was still stinging from the Playboy tell-all from John Mayer, Billy was cautious to say anything more about their relationship, “If I go, ‘Oh, we’re just friends,’ then it’s like, ‘Did they go out, did he dump her or she dump him, what happened?’”
As for Jessica, she is grateful for her friendship with Billy, “For him to give his time and his talents and share them with me. It was a great experience and I hope we can do more music together.”
Her new song Who We Are premiered Tuesday on Ryan’s radio show. “It makes me nervous, Oh my gosh,” she said, “I haven’t had a song on the radio in a long time.” She was inspired to write the song after traveling the world for her new VH1 TV show called “The Price of Beauty.”
She says she is “just realizing that I define my own beauty for myself. We all struggle with the same issues. We all battle self esteem and just being good enough. It’s really about being good enough for yourself. I just wanted to write about it and these women around the world inspire me. “
The Price Of Beauty airs on VH1 March 15th.