Ben Widdicombe of The New York Daily News was in Louisville Friday ahead of today’s Kentucky Derby and said that Nick Lachey was still a no-show at the event in wake of wife Jessica Simpson not planning to attend and rumors she’s having an affair with ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ co-star Johnny Knoxville. When Simpson attended the Met Costume Gala earlier this week, Widdicombe said publicists not connected to the ‘Newlyweds’ couple were gossiping that a split announcement could be coming next week.
Double Diss From Jessica Simpson
May 5, 2005 – The New York Daily News reports Hard Rock exec Harry Morton, the 24-year-old son of owner Peter Morton, sent over six bottles of Champagne to Jessica Simpson at Body English the other night, according to a spy. Unfortunately, Simpson couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge the kind gesture, prompting Morton to leave dejected. Then, after giving an autograph-seeker the finger, Simpson “started dancing like a maniac, at one point grinding with some unknown pretty boy,” claimed the spy. “Nick [Lachey] didn’t even appear to be an afterthought.” Simpson’s rep responded, “I don’t know what’s worse, the people who make this stuff up or the fact that people believe it.”
Dad Convinces Jessica And Nick To Get Counseling
April 16, 2005 – Star magazine reports that Jessica Simpson’s father Joe Simpson is now trying to save his oldest daughter’s troubled marriage to 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey. According to sources, former minister Joe has pleaded with Jessica and Nick to go into marriage counseling. “Joe has steered them into a form of Christian counseling,” says a source close to Joe, adding that the sessions will take place at Jessica’s parents’ home in a gated community in Encino, California, “away from prying eyes.”