In the wake of the Natalie Portman and Jessica Simpson drama that has made headlines this month, Portman sat down with Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and revealed that there is no bad blood between the two, as E! News reported.
Earlier this month, Portman -- who is making the publicity rounds for her new film Vox Lux -- told the USA Times that as a teenager, she had some confusion about how females in the media portrayed themselves as virgins, and then turned around and posed in provocative clothing. In the comment, Portman specifically called out Jessica Simpson, and the trouble began.
"I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying 'I'm a virgin' while wearing a bikini, and I was confused. Like, I don't know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl," she admitted.
Simpson issued a public statement, and clapped back at Portman. Simpson said that as a public figure, Portman should be aware that her image isn't totally under her own control. Simpson added that wearing a bikini and being a virgin are not mutually exclusive categories, and that her sexuality was never based on the articles of clothing she wore. She continued on to say that in the "Time's Up" era, Portman -- who is an outspoken activist for women -- should do her best to avoid shaming another female.