Jessica Simpson’s friend and personal assistant Ken Paves backed up the singer’s denial of marital problems with 98 Degrees hubby Nick Lachey. Paves tells Star magazine, “I wish I could be as in love as Nick and Jessica are. I’ve watched their relationship and careers grow in the ost amazing, loving way.” The couple just ended a second month long romantic vacation, where only staff and family knew where they were.
Nick Lachey Addresses Marriage Trouble Gossip
February 19, 2004 – Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts caught up with 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey on the set of ‘I’m With Her,’ where he’s filming a guest spot, to get his response on a report in Us Weekly that claimed his marriage to Jessica Simpson is falling apart due to her success. “Look they are in the business of selling magazines and I’m in the business of being married,” Lachey said. “That’s what I put as my priority. You can’t read too much into what people say. Even with interviews you do, magazines tend to twist it in a way that makes their story more enticing. They put a headline out there that says maybe one small piece of the story, but it’s how they sell magazines. I think that as a celebrity you can’t start to let that stuff affect your life and dictate the way you live your life. You just have to let it roll right off, man.”
Tamia Comments On Nick And Jessica’s Marriage
February 18, 2004 – Tamia, who is married to Orlando Magic player Grant Hill, tells Jawn Murray in the current issue of Smooth magazine that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s ‘Newlyweds’ show is not indicative of her marriage. “That’s not my household,” Tamia quipped. “They’re both kind of young and new in marriage. One thing that I did learn is what works for one married couple may not work for the rest. Every married couple is different. You can’t look at that and say that represents all marriages. It really doesn’t; at least not in my household.”
Jessica Simpson’s Success Causing Tension With Nick Lachey
February 17, 2004 – In Us magazine’s new cover story, Staff Editor B.J. Sigesmund says the ‘Newlyweds’ stars Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees and Jessica Simpson are headed for choppy waters. When the couple arrived at the Golden Globes, photographers asked Nick to move aside so they could photograph Jessica. Also, at last week’s pre-Grammy bash, Jessica received all of the attention, the magazine reported. Meanwhile, Nick was miffed at Jessica’s bigger role on a VH-1 skit, and his role in their public service announcement all but disappeared.
Nick Lachey And Jessica Simpson Dine On Pasta In Chicago
February 17, 2004 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees were spotted dining on pasta with seven others at Alex Dana’s Rosebud on Rush Wednesday.