Jessica Simpson's dad Joe has dismissed reports he's urging his pop star daughter to dump American footballer Tony Romo - insisting the sportsman is "the best".
Earlier this month (Mar09), the National Enquirer alleged that Simpson's father disapproved of her relationship with Romo, citing the sportsman's influence over the singer as a cause for concern.
A source told the tabloid, "Joe now feels that Tony has become too much of a distraction for Jessica. Any free time she has, Jess wants to spend with Tony. But rather than blaming his daughter's work ethic, Joe points the finger at Tony.
"He wants Tony out of her life, but Jessica loves him and won't even consider leaving him at this point."
But Joe Simpson has laughed off the report, insisting Romo is the "best" boyfriend his daughter could have.
In a post on social networking site, Simpson writes, "So tired of people saying I don't like Jess and Tony... He is the best... Don't believe the National Enquirer!!!"
Simpson, who was previously married to singer Nick Lachey, has been dating Romo since November 2007.