“I dated Gigi Hadid for two years and have always enjoyed being with independent women who are strong individuals,” he says. “I have never really been heartbroken in the deepest sense, but I have been disappointed in relationships.”
Years after dating Hadid from 2013 to 2015, Simpson began a relationship with Miley Cyrus, who he says is “a wonderful thing” in his life.
“She is creative and inspiring, fiercely independent and encourages me to be my own person, too,” he says. “We are both creative individuals who support one another with our work.”
“Miley also inspires my art,” Simpson adds. “There’s some romance in the poems I have written and yeah, they might be about her. It’s inevitable that what happens in my private life comes out in my work.”
Despite his serious relationship with Cyrus, Simpson says marriage is not even a consideration at this point in his life.
“I believe in marriage but haven’t thought too much about that. I am far too young to consider it, to be honest,” he says. “I just continue to surround myself with positive women who inspire me and teach me new things every day.”
Throughout his relationships with high-profile women, Simpson's learned that knowing who you are as a person is the key to being happy with someone else.
“When it comes to relationships, I do like to be in them, but I’ve had some time alone, too. In order to have a successful relationship, you have to know how to be your own person,” he says. “You don’t want to be half a person trying to find another half to complement you.”
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