First things first -- this is a ridiculously gorgeous photo of Carrie Underwood on the cover of the new issue of Elle.
Okay, now for the juice -- Carrie says that she's sorry for making Jessica Simpson mad by telling the world that Jess' boyfriend/Carrie's ex Tony Romo still calls the American Idol winner.
"It was something that was said in passing, and I would never mean to say anything to hurt anybody or stir up anything, because I'm just not about drama...at all," Carrie told the mag.
Jessica reacted by saying that there was no way her man was calling Carrie -- and that she had looked at his call log to find out the truth.
And Carrie says she gets why Jess was pissed at her. "I might be mad too if somebody said my boyfriend was calling some other girl," she said. "So I can definitely see where she would be coming from."
But if you're wondering, Carrie says she hasn't spoken to Tony, "since, like, May."
Apologies are all fine and good, but I still think Jess would throw meat at Carrie if she had the chance.