While a source close to Nick Lachey says “he still cares about” Jessica Simpson, who filed for divorce to end their 3-year marriage on Friday, the 98 Degrees singer doesn’t share caring thoughts for her father Joe. “Nick is still very, very hurt and blames Joe,” the pal said. “He feels Joe manipulated and used him and [then] turned his back on him. He is mad at all of them for ditching him. His heart is truly broken.”
Nick On Future Home, Future Music
December 17, 2005 – The Cincinnati Enquirer caught up with Nick Lachey in his first interview since splitting up with Jessica Simpson. Asked whether he was thinking of buying a home in Cincinnati, in addition to his home near Los Angeles, the 98 Degrees star responded, “Due to my life-changing experiences of late, I’m kind of playing everything by ear, but this’ll always be home for me.” Lachey also revealed he’s almost done recording his second solo album and that a single likely will be released early next year.
Jessica Files For Divorce
December 16, 2005 – Us Weekly reports that Jessica Simpson officially filed for divorce from her estranged husband Nick Lachey Friday afternoon (December 16) in Los Angeles Superior Court. In documents obtained first by the magazine, Simpson cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce and cites Nov. 23 as the date of separation.
Johnny Knoxville’s Heart Goes Out To Nick & Jessica
December 15, 2005 – At the premiere of ‘The Ringer’ in Los Angeles Jessica Simpson’s ‘Dukes of Hazard’ co-star Johnny Knoxville said he wishes Jessica and estranged husband Nick Lachey well. “That’s a tough one for her and her husband,” he said. “My heart goes out to them.” They also report that Jessica has moved out of their Calabasas home and moved in with her mother Tina.
Nick Not Interested In Aggressive Come Ons
December 15, 2005 – Sources tell the National Enquirer’s Mike Walker that 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey was caught off guard days after announcing a split from Jessica Simpson at a friend’s dinner party when a female guest sidled up behind him, grabbed his butt and purred, “Hey, Nick, want to try something totally different? I’m tall, my boobs are small… and I’m a brunette. How about it?” Nick flashed an angry face as he turned and responded, “Look, I’m not interested, okay?… I’m sick of all this!” Lachey then told his host he wasn’t feeling well and left.