|“||You're bad, and I like it.||„|
|~ Jessica to Bart.|
|“||Remember I'm the sweet, perfect minister's daughter and you're just yellow trash.||„|
|~ Jessica to Bart.|
Jessica Lovejoy is the main antagonist of the The Simpsons episode "Bart's Girlfriend" turned recurring character for the next episodes. She is a bratty girl who however acts innocent in front of people. She is visibly the worst one from all Bart Simpson's girlfriends, as she eventually blames him for a crime she committed herself.
Jessica is the daughter of Reverend Timothy Lovejoy and Helen Lovejoy. She loves mischief and chaos, and can cross the line farther than Bart Simpson himself. Amongst boys who are smitten by her, she clearly isn't afraid to use her charisma on them to her advantage and exploit the situation when it suits her.
She went to a boarding school, but was expelled for destroying school property, stealing collection money on Sundays and starting up fights with whomever she could.
She was also Bart's girlfriend for a while. According to Bart's experiences with her, she wasn't afraid to dare him to skate down an extremely steep hill littered with truck accidents, and even pulled the fire alarm during the school day out of pure thrills. He also states that she has an IQ of 108, and that she's "like a Milk Dud, sweet on the outside, but poison on the inside." She went too far, however, when she stole collection money again and pinned it on Bart, causing the whole town to hate him. Lisa Simpson eventually brought her to justice by getting the townspeople to search for the money in Jessica's room. The search is a success, and despite the town finally believing that Jessica committed the crime, her father refuses to believe that she did the theft, as he continues to blame it on Bart, that is until Jessica admits the she did it. She was later punished by forcing to scrub the church walls, while Bart receives an apology from the townspeople for their misunderstanding.
Despite the fact that she's a wicked, misbehaving girl, she does try to get attention from her father, who is seen not giving her a proper upbringing. But her father walks away like a coward rather than being a parent. She also explained that her behavior, in part, is because of her desire for attention for her father.
The reason why Bart still hangs out with her, he never told on her not once, even when she framed him Bart still haven't told on her. Actually, Bart never tried to turn her in, as he still has a crush on her. However, Bart is too oblivious to see that Jessica is taking advantage of him and she doesn't really like him.
She also appears in several episodes as a background character and in some comic books where she causes more troubles. As seen in the episode "Marge Gamer", Jessica is a member of a football team.
- Though unconfirmed, it's possible that Jessica might be Reverend Lovejoy's adoptive daughter rather than biological given that Helen was hinted to be transgender by the Parson, who told Timothy that he remembered Helen back when she was Harold Schwartzbaum. However, as other episodes depict her as having been a girl since she was little, it's more likely that this was meant to be a joke.