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Jessica Simpson Timeline

July 10, 1980
Jessica Ann Simpson is born in Abilene, Texas to Tina and Joe Simpson.
Her application to be part of The New Mickey Mouse Club which featuries Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake is turned down.
While at church camp she sings Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You and one of the camp's visitors convinces her to join his new gospel record label. She begins to tour with Christian Youth conferences, singing songs like "True Love Waits."
Nov. 23, 1999
Her debut album ,Sweet Kisses, is released and sells over two million copies in the U.S., landing on #25 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
June 5, 2001
Her second album, Irresistible, is released. It makes Billboard 200's Top 10.
Oct. 6, 2002
Simpson marries longtime boyfriend, former 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey.
July 2, 2002
Releases remixes of previous hits on This Is The Remix .
Aug. 19, 2003
Releases third album In This Skin. Also on this date, the reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica debuts on MTV starring Simpson and husband Nick Lachey.
Jan. 1, 2004
Season 2 of the Newlyweds premieres.
March 2, 2004
A special collector's edition of In This Skin is released.
June 22, 2004
Simpson cancels a concert at Providence, Rhode Island's Dunkin Donuts Civic Center due to a kidney infection.
Sept. 28, 2004
Paparazzi rescue a stranded Simpson from freeway nightmare by stopping and filling up her gas tank. As a reward for their kindness, she signs the gas canister they used to fill her up.
Nov. 23, 2004
Releases a special holiday album called Rejoyce: The Christmas Album. It makes it to #20 on Billboard 200.
Dec. 1, 2004
As a duet, Simpson and sister Ashlee Simpson sing Little Drummer Boy on ABC's Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas.
Jan. 1, 2005
It is revealed that Jessica and her sister Ashlee can burp the alphabet. Ashlee says on, "Jessica has better wind and is a much better belcher. She burps the alphabet better than me."
Jan. 6, 2005
Season 3 of Newlyweds premieres.
Jan. 12, 2005
Jessica and Ashlee tie for #3 in Mr. Blackwell's 45th Annual Worst-Dressed Women list. Says Blackwell: "From gaudy, to grim, to downright frenetic. These two prove that bad taste is positively genetic!"
March 30, 2005
The series finale of Newlyweds airs.
July 18, 2005
Johnny Knoxville pleads with the media to stop with the rumors he and Jessica are sleeping together.
July 30, 2005
Jessica gets a new neighbor, none other than Eminem.
Aug. 5, 2005
Stars as Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazaard alongside Burt Reynolds, Johnny Knoxville, Sean William Scott, and Willie Nelson.
Aug. 11, 2005
In her National Enquirer column, Anna Nicole Smith challenges Jessica Simpson to prove her claims of having a high IQ: "Oh, and what's this about you supposedly having an IQ of 160? Please! You should take an IQ test on live TV."
Aug. 3, 2005
Johnny Knoxville takes a polygraph test on the Howard Stern Show in order to dispel rumors that he and Simpson had an affair. The polygraph indicated that he did not have sexual relations with Simpson, but that he did "tongue kiss" her and did think about her while pleasuring himself.
Aug. 23, 2005
Simpson tells the Daily Express that she wishes to star in a Shakespeare play: ""When I arrived in England the first thing I did was go straight to the Globe Theatre ... I have always loved Shakespeare."
Sept. 1, 2005
Britney Spears says she's not jealous that Simpson nabbed the role of Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard because, "That wasn't my time. I'm supposed to be pregnant now."

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