A source tells Star magazine that a few months ago, before Jessica Simpson announced plans to end her 3-year marriage to Nick Lachey, the ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ star was spotted at Los Angeles nightclub privilege engaging in unfaithful contact with Trace Ayala while her hubby was only feet away. Ayala put his hand on Jessica’s leg and brushed it all the way under her skirt, several times.
“It was so obvious, anyone could have seen it,” the source revealed. “But Nick just stood there with his back turned. He didn’t seem happy to be there all night.”
Given gossip about Ayala, as well as her ‘Dukes’ co-star Johnny Knoxville, skater Bam Margera, and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, Lachey is doubting Jessica’s honesty with him. “I think Nick is pissed because he feels betrayed by Jessica and also because he feels like a chump,” a source said.
So will Lachey take it out on Simpson in the divorce settlement? “If pushed hard enough, I think Nick will do whatever he needs to protect himself,” an insider remarked. “You could say that Nick knows where all of Jessica’s skeletons are buried.”
Jessica Simpson Eyes Home In New York City
December 30, 2005 – After purchasing a $3 million home in Beverly Hills, The New York Post hears that Jessica Simpson is also looking for a place in New York City’s Chelsea district. The newly single singer viewed a $5 million duplex, with a private conservatory and heated floors, at the Altair building. “She wants to start fresh, and she loves New York – it’s always been good to her,” a friend revealed.
Jessica Skips Simpson Family Hawaiian Holiday
December 29, 2005 – Though Jessica Simpson was to be in Hawaii with her family for the holidays, In Touch magazine’s Dan Wakeford tells ‘Extra’ the singer decided to lay low in wake of her breakup with Nick Lachey. “Jessica is just not in the mood to party,” Wakeford said. Additionally, Wakeford commented on the mag’s report Britney Spears is ready for another baby, despite continued gossip her marriage to Kevin Federline is on the ropes. “Britney’s marriage has been very rocky,” Wakeford said. “And Britney feels one way to solve this is to have another baby.”