Jessica Simpson, Tony Romo Didn't Interact at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Celebrity News May. 5, 2014 AT 9:30AM
Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo did not reunite Credit: Paul Morigi/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Jessica Simpson may not have figured in the ex-factor when planning her weekend trip to our nation's capitol for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The singer, 33, attended the star-studded event in Washington, D.C., which brought out Hollywood's finest, political heavyweights, and even famous athletes, including her ex-boyfriend Tony Romo

The Cowboys' quarterback, 34, was a part of the soirée on Saturday, May 3, with his wife of nearly three years, Candice Crawford, whom he married on May 28, 2011. They welcomed their first child, Hawkins, 2, in April 2012, and their second child, Rivers, in March. He and Simpson did not stage a reunion at the event, sources tell Us Weekly

PHOTOS: White House Correspondents' Dinner

The former lovers, who started dating in 2007 and split for good in July 2009, did not interact during the evening, an insider tells Us. While they did not actively avoid one another, they were both able to mingle in the crowd of 2,600 without running into each other. 

"[Romo] and his wife were seated on the right side of the ballroom and Jessica was in the middle of the ballroom during the actual dinner," the source adds, making it easy for them to go without speaking. A source close to the football player also added to Us that "no run-ins with Jessica happened."

After the sit-down dinner, which also played host to a bevy of big-name stars including Sofia Vergara, Lupita Nyong'o, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Simpson attended the Vanity Fair after-party with her fiancé Eric Johnson

PHOTOS: Jessica and Eric

Simpson stunned at the dinner in a black-and-white Carolina Herrera gown with Neil Lane jewelry. For the party, she changed into a slinky strapless black dress with a major slit up the leg. 

Simpson became engaged to the retired NFL player, 34, in November 2010. She and Johnson are the parents to two children, Maxwell, 2, and Ace, 11 months, and are planning to wed in Los Angeles later this year. 

PHOTOS: Jessica's family album

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