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— by Jennifer Vineyard, with additional reporting by Suchin Pak

Two things piss off Jessica Simpson. Saying she's not the brightest bulb in the pack isn't one of them.

"People can say I'm dumb, I don't care," she says defiantly, "because I know I'm not."

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But suggest that she can't sing, or worse, that her marriage with husband Nick Lachey isn't going to last, and you'll find the singer/reality TV phenom in fighting mode.

"[How can] people say my marriage is going to fail after they watch a 22-minute episode that is segments of three-and-a-half, four months put together? [They can] actually judge our relationship and say it's not going to make it?" she asks incredulously. "How can you place that judgment on something you really don't know the back story to?"

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The 23-year-old is on the defensive when it comes to her marriage, because, having just celebrated her one-year anniversary, in her eyes the relationship is stronger than ever. And she's surprised that other people might not think so, too.

She of course knows that her marriage isn't perfect. But the idea that it would be anything other than total bliss came as a complete surprise to her. Growing up as a minister's daughter in Dallas, she envisioned wedlock as a fairy tale where she would remain a virgin for her husband and keep sex a sacred and private affair between the two of them. Just as she was naive about what marriage would entail, she also doesn't seem to see that sex hasn't been an entirely private matter for her — that her sexuality in fact plays a large role in her public success.

Like Britney Spears, Simpson benefited from her self-proclaimed virginal status ("She's so hot! Can she really be as pure as she says?!") when she arrived on the pop scene — but Britney teased, while Jessica just seemed to be. And like her mom before her — and her mom before her — Simpson did remain a virgin until she got married. Both Simpson and Spears came from Baptist backgrounds, but Jessica took her vows of chastity and marriage seriously — looking at virginity as something romantic, she and her friends made a firm decision to hold out for their future husbands. Her father even gave her a purity ring when she was 12.

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Simpson's religious upbringing shaped her early career, which began when she signed to a gospel label, recorded her first album, Jessica, and went out on the Christian youth-conference circuit. Other Christian labels passed on her, though, since they deemed her too "sexy" (she developed early). Then, when she was 17, Jessica went secular, signing to Columbia Records, which didn't object to her sexy girl-next-door image. She even became a more visible proponent of abstinence.


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