NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) - On July 13th 'People' reported that Tony Romo and Jessica
Simpson have called it quits. A source close to the pop star told the magazine that Romo broke up with Simpson on Thursday, 7/9/09 — the night before her 29th birthday.]
"She is heartbroken," said the source.
"She loves Tony. But it's been difficult lately. He's busy with his career, and she's getting ready to shoot her show (The Price of Beauty). They decided to part ways."
The singer took to her Twitter page ending with the melancholy note: "Barbie party didn't happen, but I turned 29 and feel like I am on top of the world yelling I LOVE GETTING OLDER. Falling asleep with my mom and the dogs.
Please lord give all of my beautiful fans, friends, enemies, and family rest.
Bring all of us peace."
The couple began dating in November 2007, following Jessica's divorce from boy band singer Nick Lachey, with whom she appeared in the MTV reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.
The relationship is controversial among some Dallas Cowboys fans, as she is blamed when Romo has poor football performances as exemplified by a December game in which the Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Some of the Cowboy's fans have given her the nickname Yoko Romo in comparison to Yoko Ono who many Beatles fans blame for "ruining" John Lennon.
This was further fueled when the Cowboys lost to the Giants in the divisional playoffs, when Romo & Simpson went on a trip during the Cowboy's bye week.
FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw called into question Simpson and Romo vacationing in Mexico.