When Simon Met Brittany

Brittany Murphy has posed for countless photos over the years, but PageSix.com has learned who took the first published photos of her more than a decade ago — the man who would become her husband, Simon Monjack.

"No one knows this, but I took Brittany's first photograph for a magazine," Simon tells us. "It was Jane magazine, Brittany was this big," he said holding his hand out at hip level.

Simon, 37, admits Brittany was "too young to touch in those days. To make a long story short, I was very patient," Simon said. It was worth the wait according to Brittany, 30, who says he's now the love of her life.

The pair are currently in Park City, Utah, where Simon is working on a series of celebrity stills for Amnesty International, shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the House of Hype.

The couple opened about the constant scrutiny their marriage has been subjected to, as well as attacks from the likes of former assistants and old flames.

"After we were married and had all those ridiculous rumors and stupidity, it was just like, 'Are you kidding me?' We never addressed it, and I'm not going to now," Simon said.

The lovebirds, who wed just under a year ago, talked about married life, saying that they're strict about never waking up in a separate bed, and one never working while the other is.

"We've created an environment that's conducive to making art and having fun and enjoying each other, and we can take that environment with us everywhere we go," said Brittany.

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