Heartbroken Jessica Simpson found an unlikely shoulder to cry on in the wake of the tragic loss of her pet pooch.
After her ex-boyfriend Tony Romo learned that Jessica’s malti-poo Daisy had been dragged off by a coyote in Los Angeles, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback immediately called Jessica to offer his support.
"Tony loved that dog, and he knows better than anyone the pain Jessica is feeling right now. He actually broke down and almost cried with her," an insider told The ENQUIRER.
"Tony told Jessica, ‘Call me anytime – no matter what you need.’"
An obviously distraught Jessica posted about the tragedy on her Twitter account on Sept. 14: "My heart is broken because a coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes. HORROR! We are searching. Hoping. Please help!"
She also offered a reward for 5-year-old Daisy’s return. Daisy had been a gift from ex-husband Nick Lachey.
"But Jessica has given up her search and is trying to get over the loss of sweet Daisy," revealed the insider.
This hasn’t been an easy summer for the Dukes of Hazzard beauty.
Tony dumped her on July 9, ending their nearly two-year romance after months of mounting tension over their clashing lifestyles and Tony’s refusal to set a wedding date.
After the split, Jessica turned to Daisy for comfort.
"Jessica says Daisy is her best friend," said the insider. "After she and Tony fizzled, Jessica relied on Daisy to help keep her spirits up."
While Jessica was touched by Tony’s kindness, the insider says it doesn’t appear the two will be reuniting anytime soon.