In her new memoir, Open Book, Jessica Simpson says her alcohol dependency began while she was dating John Mayer in 2006.
“[Our] connection was so strong that he made me feel seductive, and he spoke about sex and my body in a way that made me feel powerful, at least physically. [But] I constantly worried that I wasn’t smart enough for him.”
Bless her heart. She already had a complex about being seen as a “dumb blonde” after she famously wondered if her tuna was “chicken or fish” on an episode of Newlyweds...
“He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win. When I tried to leap back in and say something to add to the dialogue he was having with himself, he would challenge what I said and I’d get quiet. I was so afraid of disappointing him that I couldn’t even text him without having someone check my grammar and spelling.”
Which… sounds exhausting.
People like that are THE WORST.
The pressure, apparently, is what caused her to reach for the bottle.
“My anxiety would spike, and I would pour another drink. It was the start of me relying on alcohol to mask my nerves.”
Order your copy of Open Book, out February 4.
(Photo: Avalon) (Look how miserable she looks!)