Two out of three ain't bad. After enduring endless rumors that she broke up with her boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, and weathering a brutal few weeks thanks to an unflattering series of photos taken at one of her recent shows, embattled country/pop singer [artist id="1245169"]Jessica Simpson[/artist] got it mostly right during a gig in Salt Lake City on Thursday night.
According to UsMagazine.com, Simpson, 28, showed off her signature curves while wearing Daisy Dukes and high heels at the show, and a source at the show said she looked "fit, tanned and toned."
Simpson also reportedly told the crowd that she felt "so lucky to be here," revealing to fans that prayer had helped her maintain her confidence after facing worldwide ridicule for her apparent weight gain.
The fit-club makeover came less than a month after images of Simpson in unfortunate high-waisted jeans and a double belt unleashed a torrent of hurtful comments, leading fans and sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to come to her defense.
Simpson also took the time Thursday night to give a shout-out to Romo, whom she had nothing but kind words for. "The thing that makes us lucky is being in love. ... I did find that unexpected kind of love," Simpson reportedly said, adding that her crush on Romo began after she watched him on ESPN.
The singer had less than generous thoughts about a "complete butthead" ex, whom she didn't name but alluded to before her song "Remember That."
During a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, earlier this month, Simpson had what was described as a near meltdown onstage, forgetting the lyrics to her single "Come on Over," asking the band to start another song over, fiddling with her ear monitors and fighting off tears at one point and mouthing "sorry" to the crowd.
And while Us reported that Simpson appeared to be back in fighting shape and lucky in love, she did, alas, forget the words to "Come on Over" again during the 45-minute set at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday night.
"I always do that right there," she reportedly said, laughing. "Sorry!"