Jessica Simpson Elle Magazine September 2008 Cover Photo

Jessica Simpson on Elle-September 2008.

Country music’s latest pop-singing refugee has landed a spot on the September issue of Elle Magazine.

Jessica Simpson looks every bit the country princess as she poses in a plaid top matched with fitted jeans and a decorative belt buckle on the front of the style mag, on newsstands August 11.

“I was going through a lot of pain,” Jess tells Elle of the period immediately following her 2005 split from ex-husband Nick Lachey. “I didn’t try anything to change my life other than dating different types of guys and conforming to their worlds. I thought I had to be artsier, more intellectual.”

“Most of the guys I dated were captivated by my heart, but they had different ways of trying to get to me. Tony understands me. He appreciates my talent. He’s the first person I’ve spiritually connected with.”

“It’s the cutest thing,” a beaming Jess said of Tony. “He’ll say, ‘Jessica, 75% of the comments about your new single are favorable.’ “

Jessica Simpson’s debut country album Do You Know arrives September 9.

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