A source allegedly told Radar Online that Bryce and Joe were introduced by a mutual friend, who is close to Joe’s famous daughters Jessica and Ashlee.
The insider reportedly told the website: ‘Joe Simpson being outed by the National Enquirer was no surprise to the gay community in Hollywood, Bryce has been bragging about hooking up with Joe for a while now.
‘Bryce is close to TJ Espinoza, who in turn is good friends with both Jessica and Ashlee and worked for Britney Spears as a back-up dancer.’
The source added: ‘TJ introduced Bryce to the Simpsons – and that’s how he met Joe.’
Bryce appeared to be denying the allegations when he posted on his Twitter page on Friday: 'Yes, I've read the story....it's simply NOT TRUE.'