JESSICA’s GAY DAD BEGS WIFE: Why not an open marriage?

UNTOLD STORY DEPT.: When the gay cheating scandal that shamed JESSICA SIMPSON’s dad exploded, JOE SIMPSON begged wife TINA to withdraw her divorce action – and tolerate an open marriage!

“Joe knew his changing lifestyle was now no secret, but he didn’t want to face the public scrutiny of having a divorce bring out all the private details,” said a close Simpson family friend.

“He told Tina, ‘We can still live as man and wife…just go our separate ways.’

But Tina hit the roof!

She’s unleashed her lawyers in what’s bound to be a nasty divorce because Joe’s trying to deny her any money – a dangerous strategy! Tina’s lawyers are already interviewing young men Joe counseled over fifteen years as a Baptist minister in Texas.

He’s shown a propensity for younger guys; the man he’s reportedly dating is 30 years his junior.

And he even took wayward youths – like bad-boy actor LANE GARRISON – into his home.

Now Tina’s lawyers are asking the guys if Joe ever initiated inappropriate contact. They think there’s something there that could be used against Joe if he doesn’t accept a more equitable financial split in the divorce.” Stay tuned.