Jessica Simpson has responded to rocker Billy Corgan's kind words about her in a recent Rolling Stone article by calling THE Smashing Pumpkins star a "very, very dear friend".
A month after the pop star's ex-boyfriend, John Mayer, shocked and upset her by revealing details of their sex life in the magazine, Corgan, who is rumoured to be Simpson's latest lover, opened up about his relationship with the singer.
He told the publication, "Sometimes people just like being around each other, and good things come out of that... If people knew her like I knew her, they would love her like I do."
And Simpson was thrilled by his kind comments, stating, "I can't find good enough words to speak about Billy."
But she insists their relationship is purely platonic and the odd couple came together to record music: "For him to give his time and talents and share them with me, it was a great experience and I hope we can do more music together."