5. Claims Joe Simpson is gay. If he's gay, that's totally cool, but after a 34 year long marriage, it's surprising. With how much his family held onto their religion, the allegations were beyond shocking. Not too many comments have been made referencing the incident. All that has really been said is that he was rumored to be involved in a love triangle. Perhaps if his family and friends have commented, they've already known for a while. Look at how Fran Drescher's marriage ended. Maybe the Simpsons are going through a similar situation.