Like a smitten schoolgirl, Jessica Simpson is giddy over her romance with Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo -- and she's yelling it from the rooftops.
"It feels like forever," Jess tells the new issue of Glamour. "I love this guy. Can you feel it?"
The singer says that dating Tony has brought her back to who she really is.
"What he's done for me is irreplaceable," she says. "He reintroduced me to myself. I thought that I had to be deeper, more profound and more artsy. ... Tony taught me that because he loves me [as me]. He made me feel comfortable [being myself] again.
Jessica said that dating people like John Mayer, after her split from Nick Lachey, who she said there was too much competition with, made her feel like she needed to be something she's not -- you know, like smart.
"You change with the guys you date. [I thought] I had to be more intellectual."
But, Jessica's footballer swooped in and accepted her for the ditz that she is. He admitted to a longtime crush on her on TV, which she saw, and it led to them getting together. On their first date, after phone calls and emails, Tony threw caution to the wind and went in for a big smooch. Jessica was taken back, but totally psyched at the same time.
"He goes like this across the table," Jess recalled, puckering up. "I go, 'What are you doing?' He goes, 'Nothing,' and starts pouting. I said, 'Were you just trying to kiss me in front of all these people?' He goes, 'Maybe.' I'm like, 'Try it again.' "
"The fact that this guy, on our first date, in the first 10 minutes of dinner, wanted to lean over the table and say, This is my girl and I want to kiss her – our first kiss in front of everybody – was awesome."
Awww. That is a really sweet story and, though I do pick on Jess for not being the brightest bulb in the bunch, I do think she is genuinely a good, nice person who deserves to be happy. Even if her happiness does come fully equipped with face-licking.