19 Years In The Life Of Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson started on the same platform as Britney Spears and Chrstina Aguilera.

But she’s been swept along on a different path by the modern currents of reality TV and celebrity branding.

Nearly two decades after she started in showbiz, Simpson remains one of the tabloid world’s biggest stars.

1996: Legendary producer Tommy Mottola got wind of Jessica's talent and signed her to Columbia Records.

2002: Simpson married her boyfriend, 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey, at the age of 22.

2007: As her movie career fizzled, Simpson turned back to music, recording a country album -- and amping up her country image by having a high-profile relationship with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for whom she was widely considered to be a bad luck charm.

2010: Simpson began dating NFL player Eric Johnson. The two announced their engagement in November.

2011: Johnson and Simpson announced in October that Simpson is pregnant with their first child. Simpson today denied that she's circling a $4 million baby-weight-loss deal with Weight Watchers.

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