Jessica Simpson was in a great place at the lavish grand opening of the Greenbrier Casino in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on Tuesday (Jul 2).
The singer walked the red carpet, but quickly rushed past reporters opting not to talk.
Later in the evening, she was called on stage and surprised with a big cake with sparklers to celebrate her 30th birthday (which is on July 10th) and then treated to a vibrant concert from Lionel Richie!
When MJ walked past Jessica at the concert, he stopped and said “I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday — you look so beautiful tonight!” Jessica responded vibrantly, “Thank you so much, you’re so sweet!”
Well, MJ decided that was his time to tell Jessica how he feels about her, so he asked, “Can I sit down for a just a second? I have to tell you something…” to which Jessica said, “Sure, absolutely. Sit!”
Then a security staffer taps me and says, “Get up! Now!”
Jessica said — “No, it’s okay! I want to talk to him…” (Do you die?)
So MJ sits down. He tells her that no matter what anyone says, she is so beautiful in person. He said it’s a shame the media picks on her so much, and he knows what it feels like to be picked on — in a different but similar way. She stopped me almost mid-sentence, and said “I noticed you on the red carpet, with your sparkly blazer… There’s something really special about you. You have an amazing energy… I see big things in your future…”
That’s when MJ‘s eyes nearly filled with tears. Jessica stroked his face with her soft hands and said, “You’re beautiful!”
Case in point: quit hating on Jessica!
She’s not only beautiful on the outside, but she’s even more beautiful on the inside!
..And here’s the video of people singing happy b’day to Jess – way early ( she has a b’day on July 10!)