CLAIM: Jessica Simpson’s “Battling Parents Nearly Wreck Wedding Day”

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By Shari Weiss

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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson’s wedding “may have seemed like a harmonious family affair… but it was anything but,” alleges Star. According to the magazine, Simpson’s big day “was filled with tension and family drama,” and “fights between her divorced parents, as well as a dispute between Jessica and Eric, came close to unraveling the event.”

The star’s mom Tina “made it clear to everyone, she was furious that Jessica chose her father to organize the three-day event,” a “source” tells Star. With Tina allegedly “complaining about everything from the food to the venue,” the tabloid’s tipster says “Jessica had finally had it and told her mother that it was her wedding and to stop moaning.” And Simpson’s dad Joe, says Star, “added to the drama when he seemed to be enjoying that his ex was causing problems.”

“Joe knows full well that Jessica favors him over her mom, and he plays that up a little to get back at Tina for how he feels she treated him after the divorce,” alleges the outlet’s “source.” If that wasn’t enough supposed drama, the Star snitch also says in the days before the nuptials, Simpson and Johnson “fought” over their prenup, because “Jessica has seen what a disaster her parents’ marriage turned into and really wanted to protect herself.”

But they finally reached an agreement “shortly before the wedding,” the tab’s “source” says. Of course they did. How convenient. But if Star couldn’t even get simple details in this story right — Simpson had 12 bridesmaids, not 14 as the publication wrongly claims, and Ashlee wasn’t one of them; she served as maid of honor — the notion that it knows anything legitimate about the wedding is hard to believe.

And, not surprisingly, this article makes no mention of the fake Simpson pregnancy Star made up just last month. In any case, Gossip Cop checked in with a mutual pal who was actually at the wedding festivities, and we’re told the Star story is “absolutely ridiculous” and “so stupid.”

“Tina helped Jessica and Eric with all of the details in planning the wedding, and she had a wonderful time,” says our impeccable insider. Our rock-solid source adds, “Tina and Joe got along great the entire weekend and they were both so happy for Jess and Eric.” If only the same could be said for Star, which only seems to want to see people unhappy.

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