Jessica Simpson knew exactly how to caption her Wednesday Instagram throwback. Posting both her bombshell 2003 Rolling Stone cover and a somewhat frumpy photo of herself in the current day, the 39-year-old singer, actress, designer, and “Open Book” author was out to share her sense of humor – with three kids and a quarantine situation, the “Dukes of Hazzard” star was solidly in housewife mode for the photo first hitting her 5.3 million followers.
Jessica recently made headlines for showing off her 100-pound weight loss in sweats while showcasing her 6-layer dip. Today brought the mom of three doing house chores – a swipe to the right changed everything, though.
The 2003 shot taking fans back nearly 20 years showed Jessica posing in blonde bombshell mode for her Rolling Stone cover – beady-eyed fans in the comments section were quick to spot the mention of ex John Mayer in the text.
Seen toting a Swiffer and flaunting her killer legs in skimpy printed underwear briefs and pink high heels, Jessica was shooting the camera her all-American smile as she rocked a vest – “Housewife of the Year” was Rolling Stone’s take as it mentioned singer John Mayer “[seeking]” a girlfriend. The two dated after Jessica’s divorce from singer Nick Lachey.
Contrasting the throwback was Jessica’s status quo photo. Here, the blonde had been photographed in her home and looking semi-surprised as she posed in slouchy black sweats and slippers while holding a bottle of Lysol – the Swiffer returned, though as Jessica posed holding her household equipment.
“Housewife of the Year looks a little different these days,” the star wrote, adding a wink emoji.
Over 20,000 likes were left within just 15 minutes of the post going live. “Teen Mom 2” star Chelsea Houska quickly left a like.
Comments poured in quickly. While many a fan empathized with the home setting and chores scenario, remarks quickly came in over what appeared to be the coincidental mention of 42-year-old singer-songwriter Mayer – Jessica’s relationship with John was dubbed “Toxic” by Refinery29 as the star’s “Open Book” dishes on her past.
“Kinda strange how John Mayer was also featured in the magazine …,” one user wrote.
“The fact that John Mayer “seeking girlfriend” is listed right there….,” another said.
“I cringe every time I see the name John Mayer nowadays. Love you always!!” a third chimed in.
Jessica’s memoir detailed moments with Mayer.
“He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition he had to win,” she wrote.
“One minute he was explaining the start of his Rolex collection, and then another he was going on about a collector who he was jealous of, then the nature of jealous, then the concept of time and the heft of it on your wrist…,” she continued.
Mayer is said to have broken up with Jessica nine times – all by email.