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Jessica Simpson Urging Mom Tina To Start Dating Again After Dad's Gay Scandal

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Jan. 15 2013, Published 4:13 p.m. ET

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Jessica Simpson is getting her own TV pilot and while the show is a comedy based on her life, behind closed doors there is plenty of real-life drama. In the aftermath of her parents divorcing, Jessica is pushing mom Tina to start dating, has learned exclusively.

The singer-turned-fashion designer believes her 52-year-old mother should embrace single life and let men wine and dine her, especially after the trauma of enduring Joe Simpson's gay scandal.

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But there’s a catch… Jessica, 32 and pregnant with her second child, wants to screen the prospective suitors to make sure they’re good enough for Tina!

Hmm…could this be a Kardashian-like plot line where the line between reality and TV becomes impossible to see?

Jessica's new show is a scripted comedy but it is inspired by her life so Tina's adventures could make their way on to the small screen. Either way Jessica wants her mom to build a new life.

But don't expect dad's personal problems to be scripted — Joe is one of the producers! As previously reported he was caught in relationships with men, ending his marriage.

“Jessica thinks it’s about time Tina started enjoying herself and has urged her to date,” a source close to the Simpson family told

“She thinks it’s the best way to get over her heartbreak with Joe and she needs to get out there and meet other men.

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“However, Jessica has told Tina that she will help her pick who she goes on dates with.

“So, Jessica will personally screen the guys she dates by joining them on lunch or dinner engagements first!

“It’s her way of protecting her mom. Jessica doesn’t want to see her get hurt again and is also worried that she could get taken advantage of.

“Tina is a little unsure about dating, but Jessica is persistently telling her she needs to get out there,” the source revealed.

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As previously reported, Tina is so desperate to move on from Joe that she slashed the asking price on their Encino, Calif. mansion by nearly $1 million.

First listed in October for $4.3 million, the storybook English country home is now listed on Estately for a much lower price of $3.5 million.

Featuring 6-bedrooms and 7-bathrooms, the 6,895 square-foot estate sits on 1.5 acres of land in the gated community of The Colony and is the epitome of resort style living.



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