David Spade joked during ‘The Showbiz Show’ “news” update on Thursday night, “Nick and Jessica have split. Jessica Simpson won’t be known as Mrs. Nick Lachey, and Nick Lachey won’t be known as a celebrity.”
Us Weekly Stands By Nick & Jessica Break-up Report
October 6, 2005 – Us Weekly “stands by its story” that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have split up, a rep said in response to the couple’s denial. The mag quotes a source “close to Lachey” as blaming Joe Simpson’s controlling, jealous ways, and adds that Jessica “is like the new J.Lo or something.” So why are they denying the report? The New York Daily News hears that their deal with OK! magazine requires them to confirm news items exclusively with the pay-for-news tabloid.
Nick And Jessica Deny Us Weekly Split Claim
October 6, 2005 – Us Weekly’s Caroline Schaeffer tells ‘Extra’ that Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have not been together for close to two months. “Now we know the reason they are not wearing their rings,” Schaeffer said. “I think for a long time people have said this is a marriage of convenience for business reasons. It wasn’t the right time to split, so for a long time they have been having separate lives, but staying together in public.” Lachey’s publicist responded by issuing the following statement on behalf of both of the ‘Newlyweds’: “Nick and Jessica have not separated. Rumors to the contrary are simply not true.”
Nick And Jessica ‘Announcement’ Coming
October 5, 2005 – PerezHilton.com reports that a source is telling them Us Weekly is ready to make an “official announcement” about Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Given that Simpson has been seen without her wedding ring and that Lachey didn’t attend Ashlee Simpson’s 21st birthday bash with his wife, the speculation is that the couple are divorcing.
LA Wildfires Threaten Several Star Homes
September 30, 2005 – ‘Extra’ reports that Lisa Marie Presley, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey are amongst the celebrities who face having their homes burned away by the wildfires sweeping through Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.