By Jon Boon - Radar Reporter
Did Joe Simpson give his family subtle clues about his sexuality?
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Joe, 54, raised the idea of starting his own male modeling agency back in 2004.
The latest news comes after the business manager allegedly had a year-long affair with 21-year-old aspiring model Bryce Chandler Hill and is said to have had gay relations with male escort Joey Anderson.
“Back in 2004, Joe discussed the idea of setting up a male model agency with his family,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
“He wasn’t interested in a female one, just specifically a male agency tailored for boys who were looking to break into the showbiz industry through catalogue work, or magazine shoots.
“Joe was also thinking of getting into boy band management. It was around the time his daughter Jessica was married to Nick Lachey and the success of 98 Degrees made Joe believe there was money to be made in that business.
“In the end, Joe didn’t pursue either idea. But you have to wonder if he was trying to find ways of meeting young men, even then,” a source said.
Joe lavished his lover with expensive gifts and even paid for them to stay at high-class hotels.
It was also revealed that Joe paid $600 for a sordid sex session with 32-year-old gigolo Anderson at New York’s Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Anderson claimed he had a three-hour tryst with Joe back in May, which included oral sex and passionate kissing.
Despite the reports, Joe has never denied the alleged sexual dalliances, nor will he ever publicly come out, a source told RadarOnline.com.