Joe Simpson is going on record to deny the latest rash of gay rumors hit the web.

The father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson was spotted in Miami Beach, taking photos of a male companion, earlier this week.

Simpson took to Twitter to explain the situation, which he says was about business and not pleasure:

“More mis-information in the news. The guy in the pics is my modeling Client,” he wrote. “He was in Miami taking agency meetings. That’s it!!”

This isn’t the first time questions of Simpson’s sexual orientation have made it into the headlines. His ex-son-in-law, Nick Lachey, made an interesting remark last year, when asked on “Watch What Happens Live” about no longer being related to the man.

“The best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law is [that] I don’t have to play grab-a** under the table on Easter Sunday,” Lachey told Andy Cohen, laughing (via “Us Weekly”).

Later in 2013, Simpson only had nice to say about his former son-in-law, telling TMZ, “I love Nick. I love Nick. And I think he was a good husband to my daughter. And I would still have a beer with him today.”

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