Jessica Simpson is looking for a man who can "support" her.

The 29-year-old singer, who was been linked to a string of famous men in recent years - including 'Gravity' hitmaker John Meyer and American footballer Tony Romo - claims she now wants someone who can look after her while allowing her to be independent.

She said: "I want a confident man. A man who understands me and can deal with my life and is not embarrassed by my life. And can support my life.

"And allow be to be powerful in the relationship. I'm not going to give up my role in this life to just be a housewife."

However, Jessica also admits she wants someone who is spiritual and manly.

She told Barbara Walter's 'Here's Barbara' radio show: "What is attractive to me about a man is a man's spirituality. Just the way he carries himself. I kind of like a rough man a little bit. A man's man."

Earlier this week Jessica revealed she was embarrassed after he ex-boyfriend John Mayer told Playboy magazine she was "sexual napalm".

She said: "It's more embarrassing. I'll walk into a restaurant or something. I'll walk and feel like men are looking at me - but I feel like they're undressing me."