Washington, June 5 : Jessica Simpson's controlling dad might just be the real reason behind her split with quaterback Tony Romo, it has emerged.
According to a source, the 27-year-old singer's dad Joe Simpson had offered a broker a deal to sell his engagement and wedding to a magazine.
"'If you guys have a marriage, I can do the same [sell it] that I did with Ashlee,'" a source quoted Joe as saying.
Moreover, he also asked the 'Dallas Cowboys' star to drop his agent so he could take over his NFL career along with a 67.5 million dollar contract.
This indeed enraged Romo and he gave Jessica an ultimatum to tell her dad to back off.
However, when asked for comment Joe defended himself.
"It's unfair to criticize me for what every manager does for his or her clients. And in this business, where people can quickly turn on you, who better than a parent to be working for his children?" Usmagazine.com quoted Joe, as saying.
According to a friend, Romo was also fed up by Jessica's partying.
"Tony goes out and he will drink socially, but he said Jess takes it to an extreme," the friend said.
Meanwhile, the couple is apparently rekindling their relationship. A source said that Romo and Simpson are back on, in "a talking stage" and their relationship is in "a middle-of-the-road state."