Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey divorced more than a decade ago and have since moved on to make new families of their own, but remembering all of the good, goofy times of their honeymoon docuseries, we have to wonder, what was really behind their split ? Right, but besides that here are some of the reasons the lovebirds’ perfectly imperfect relationship fell apart. Following 7 unnoticed pictures & facts which resulted in Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey divorce.
1) Dukes of Betrayal
Rumor has it that Jessica Simpson may not have been loyal during the pair’s four-year marriage. Jackass star Bam Margera reportedly told Howard Stern that he and Simpson had an extreme relationship during the filming of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD in 2005. He told Howard Stern that “he wound up at her parent’s house drinking margaritas and it went from there” and that he left Jessica Simpson’s house at eight the next morning.
Jessica Simpson denied the fact that the two ever hooked up. Bam Margera later apologized to her for the blurt. But then Steve-O seemingly corroborated the story. The fact that she and Nick Lachey called it quits so soon after the supposed rendezvous certainly had people talking. Of course, it’s not like Jessica Simpson didn’t constantly expose her own jealousies on the show. “He didn’t even say ‘I’m leaving, walk down with me,’ no, he’s got two Pussycat Dolls on his arm.”
Nick Lachey himself later admitted that he wasn’t sure if his former wife ever cheated on him but that his uncertainty about that fact wasn’t the only reason they split. Even so, trust was not always at a premium between these two.
2) Tough Relationship With Father In Law
Another factor that may have driven Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson apart was the fact that Jessica’s father-slash-manager Joe Simpson reportedly never really warmed up to her blue-eyed hunk during their marriage.
Nick Lachey himself indicated as much in a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone in which he declared, “I don’t pretend to understand Joe. I don’t know if he ever liked me. To this day I couldn’t say. It was painful. Do I think Joe drove a rift between us? No. Was he an influence in our marriage? Absolutely.”
So while Joe may not have single-handedly ended the marriage, his constant presence put on a strain on the young couple’s relationship. Nick Lachey certainly doesn’t miss his former father-in-law either. “The best thing about not having Joe Simpson anymore as a father-in-law is I don’t have to play idiomatic under the table on Easter Sunday.”
3) Absence Of Kids
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey also never really seemed to be on the same page when it came to starting a family together. Even so, after they divorced, Nick Lachey told Jenny McCarthy on her Sirius XM show Dirty, Hot, Funny that he was ultimately happy he never had kids with Jessica Simpson, saying, “In our situation, that was probably the best thing that could have ever happened that we didn’t have kids. And look, you’re always going to love your kids no matter how you feel about their other parent, but all things being equal, it was the best thing probably for both of us that we went on with our lives.”
4) No Planning On Investment
Another constant issue between Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson during their marriage was the matter of their finances. Jessica Simpson reportedly made much more money than her husband, but he still constantly berated her for her lavish taste, particularly when it came to costly clothing items.
According to Nick Lachey, “Anyone in their right mind would tell you that that’s a little too much for inner wears and garments. Especially when you just want them to come off anyway.” After their marriage came to a close, however, it was Jessica Simpson who flipped the script and started complaining about the cash aspect.
In 2015, when asked what her biggest money mistake was, she told CNBC’s Closing Bell: “The biggest money mistakes? I don’t know. For some reason, I thought of my first marriage!” She was probably referring to the fact that her divorce from Nick Lachey was quite costly, as she had to pay him a cool $12 million in the settlement. But who knows? Maybe Nick Lachey was secretly a big spender.
5) Reality Problem
Even though Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were the picture-perfect pair, Newlyweds showcased some of the major differences the two came to experience once they got married and moved in together. Jessica said, “There was a lot that was revealed when we began living together. He is very clean and he’s a perfectionist.”
According to Nick, though, the show kind of resulted in the pair playing their quirky parts instead of enjoying an authentic new marriage together. After their divorce, Nick Lachey said in an interview with Rolling Stone that he and Jessica Simpson had a hard time getting back to reality once the cameras weren’t rolling.
The former boy bander said, “Jessica and I began playing these parts even when we were by ourselves. It became a blurred line. There was a question about what truly was our reality.” So having a new marriage taped for all the world to see isn’t a great idea after all ?
6) Lack Of Communication
These boots are made for walking. Apparently, Nick Lachey didn’t have much of a say when it came to the termination of his marriage. He’s since admitted that he was shocked when Jessica Simpson told him she was ready to pull the plug on their union and that he asked her to “sleep on it,” but her mind was already made up and wouldn’t be changed. Her attitude about him hasn’t changed much since.
When Jessica Simpson was asked in 2015 how she’d feel about re-watching Newlyweds all over again, she said bluntly, “I would have a panic attack.” So clearly those memories aren’t happy ones, even if fans of the show wax nostalgic about all the goofy goodness we got to watch unfold on-screen.
For what it’s worth, Nick Lachey seems to carry a similar sentiment as Jessica Simpson, too. He recently said, “I’ve moved on, clearly she’s moved on, and we’ve taken the kind of attitude now, at least I have, where I’m just not going to talk about this anymore. I mean, it’s time for everyone to kind of move on and let that be a thing of the past.”
7) Bold Photoshoots
Though it’s not said officially. One of the important facts which resulted in Nicky Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s divorce is her unnoticed bold photoshoots pictures. As per a closed source from Nick Lachey, it was Jessica Simpson’s ravishing photoshoots for her daily work that also created a rift between their relationship. Nick Lachey didn’t like some of her photoshoots.
This factor is true, their short-lived marriage is now but a chapter in their personal history books as she married former NFL player Eric Johnson, with whom she has two children. Meanwhile, Nick Lachey married Vanessa Minnillo in 2011 and has three children with his second wife. But for fans of the Newlyweds, their televised marriage will always be something to look back on fondly, no matter how problematic it might have been all the while.