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    Jessica Seeks Professional Help

    Breakup rumors, paparazzi run-ins, scandals involving a close relative--what's an A-list girl to do when life gets too tough to take?

    In Jessica Simpson's case, things finally reached the point where she felt she needed the advice of a professional.

    The curvy chanteuse revealed to Teen People that she has seen a therapist to help her deal with the relentless gossip about her three-year-old marriage to Nick Lachey.

    "Yes, I have," Simpson, 25, told the magazine, when questioned about whether she had sought therapy.

    In fact, had Simpson not succeeded in her chosen path of singer-actress-reality TV star, she could be the one doling out advice rather than receiving it.

    "I respect knowledge of the psyche. I would be a therapist [if I weren't an entertainer]," she said.

    Though Simpson's glamourous lifestyle may inspire envy in the hearts of Average Janes everywhere, the Dukes of Hazzard star said that sometimes living life in the spotlight is not all it's cracked up to be.

    "It gets to the point where it's so frustrating that you just want to get away," Simpson said. "I almost flipped my Range Rover trying to get away from the paparazzi last week, and it made me so heated."

    Despite the downsides of her fame, Simpson said she does not regret inviting cameras into her home for MTV's Newlyweds, the hit reality show that propelled her to superstardom virtually overnight.

    "I don't regret any of it," Simpson said. "Anybody in the entertainment business who says they don't want fans is lying."

    Meanwhile, the "With You" singer said that she is still with Lachey, though their relationship has been affected by the breakup rumors.

    "You can't not be affected by it," Simpson said. "Communication between us is very important. Without it, the voices in the head start. It's hard to reflect upon [our relationship], but that's because the story's not done yet.

    "Hopefully our story will continue for the rest of our lives, like what we vowed--through sickness and in health," she continued. "At the end of the day, you've gotta find happiness. I believe that we'll achieve it."

    Simpson is currently working on her fourth album, And the Band Plays On, which was expected to be released by Columbia Records late this year, but has instead been pushed back until spring 2006.

    "This is the first album that I've approached with confidence," she told Teen People. "I finally [believe] that people like me for me."

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