A source close to the situation explained:
Uh Oh! Damage Control! Joe Simpson Wants That Rumor Mill To STOP! Tweets Explanation About His Younger, Male, Miami Companion!
Hello, damage control, this is Joe Simpson calling, some assistance is needed!
Apparently, his name is Jonathan Keith and he is a male model!
More mis-information in the news. The guy in the pics is my modeling Client. He was in Miami taking agency meetings. That's it!!
— Joe Simpson (@papajoesimpson) February 19, 2014
Oh that silly rumor mill!
Ashlee Simpson's dad was just working with him when they were lounging in the hot sun on the beach together!
Obvi it's all misinformation!
[Image via MavrixOnline.]