Ben Maller’s rumors are getting hotter

from Ben Maller over at

Yes … that romance between Jessica Simpson and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is certainly heating up fast. A good ”Big D” pal of Romo’s told me Tuesday ”he is really smitten … and fallen hard for her,” but despite paying lots of attention to Simpson, the NFL star ”isn’t taking his eye off the ball — sorry for the bad pun! — regarding the season,” added my source, who is close to the pro sports action in Dallas. Even so, Romo reportedly is sending the blond beauty ”gifts every single day,” ranging from corny little figurines he picks up at the drugstore to Baccarat crystal vases ”filled with gorgeous red roses” to pieces of jewelry (a pearl and gold pin and a ”fun” sports watch, but no ring so far). ”He also got a store to rush an engraving order on a sterling silver picture frame with their initials to give her a photo of the two of them, taken over Thanksgiving weekend,” added my spy. — Chicago Sun-Times