After years spent focused on the careers of his daughters, Joe Simpson has turned his sights towards a new pursuit: photography.
“I became the father of Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson, and that’s kind of been for the last 20 years my name,” the father and former manager of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson says. “This is the opportunity to become Joe Simpson again.”
Taking on his new, more artistic career, Simpson has looked towards rising Instagram models, like Ava Sambora, the 19-year-old daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, who he describes as a total “sweetheart.”
A rising face in the fashion industry, Sambora, who is represented by Rhiyen Sharp at Kitten Agency, says she’s not restricting herself to modelling, adding that she wouldn’t be opposed to a career in acting just like her famous mom. “Oh, I would love to,” she tells ET Canada. “That’s also a really big dream of mine.”
But when it comes to a career in music similar to her dad, who acted as the lead guitarist in the rock band Bon Jovi for nearly 30 years, Sambora jokes that it’s far from likely. She quips, “My dad lies to me that I can sing.”