Singer Jessica Simpson attends the 2010 Operation Smile annual gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on May 6, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Jessica Simpson (Getty Images)Romance works wonders for Jessica Simpson. The 30-year-old star is hot and heavy with her new man Eric Johnson, so she's feeling on top of the world -- but it probably doesn't hurt that she has a new TV show in the works, too. Things are looking up, indeed.
Simpson told People.com, "I'm very happy. Right now in my life, I'm the most confident I've ever been. I can make that statement."
How does she keep her head on straight in Hollywood? It's not always easy, but Jessica relies on her best buds to tell her when she's running off course.
"I really believe that somebody should just sit in front of their best friend in the world and have their friend ask any and every question -- offensive or not." she said. "And whatever it is, answer it. That's your therapy. Really tackling those issues inside and out."
She's also learning to laugh off some of the criticism she receives from the press. Simpson revealed, "At this point, nothing else can be said about me that could be worse than I have already read."
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