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Jessica Simpson recently revealed that she fulfilled a “teenage fantasy” by hooking up with a “massive movie star” in a new “short and true story.”
Since we here at Page Six can’t resist a juicy celebrity blind item — and Simpson penned a doozy — we’re taking our best guess.
The top contender based on clues given in Simpson’s tale, “Movie Star: They Always Say They’re Single,” is Mark Wahlberg.
According to Simpson, now 42, she first met the mystery man at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards when she was on a break from her future ex-husband, Nick Lachey.
“He was undressing me with his eyes,” the singer told readers of the mystery man.
Simpson noted that the mystery dude was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Wahlberg — who attended the show that year — wore jeans and a T-shirt.
Actors Will Smith, Will Ferrell, Andy Dick (who we immediately ruled out — sorry Andy!), Christopher Walken, Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx and Johnny Knoxville (with whom Simpson has already publicly said she had an emotional affair).
Simpson said in the story that the anonymous actor knew her trainer. Ripped Wahlberg, now 51, is known for his workouts.
In addition, the “Ted” star was already famous in 2001, and could’ve been a childhood crush of Simpson. Wahlberg – once known as Marky Mark who rapped with his Funky Bunch — famously posed for a shirtless Calvin Klein ad in 1992 with Kate Moss.
In 1996, he played the lead opposite Reese Witherspoon in the hit thriller “Fear.”
Simpson wrote that she wound up meeting with the “massive movie star” again in 2006 at the Beverly Hills Hotel while he got ready for another big awards show.
“He texted me throughout the awards show,” she said, explaining it was how she learned he wasn’t single. “Shortly after, I saw a photo of Movie Star on a red carpet with her. I was never ever in a million years going to be the other woman.”
Wahlberg, who was in Martin Scorcese’s “The Departed” that year, attended the Golden Globes with his now-wife, Rhea Durham, who was pregnant at the time.
A baby is not mentioned in Simpson’s retelling.
While the dates are slightly off, Wahlberg started filming M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” in August 2007 in Philadelphia, a close enough to drive from NYC. Simpson says she was picked up by a pal to go to the set.
The shoe designer also wrote that the mystery actor told her that he spoke with his spiritual adviser about her.
Wahlberg has been very vocal about his relationship with a Boston priest named Father Flavin, whom he credits for keeping him away from the dark side of fame.
Among his many other projects, Wahlberg is reportedly starring in the upcoming “The Six Billion Dollar Man.”
Reps for Simpson and Wahlberg did not respond to a request for comment.
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