So what ultimately caused Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson to split? Choking back tears, Nick revealed to Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Allison Glock their marriage slowly fell apart, frayed by ‘Newlyweds’, career pressure and an overbearing family. But Nick stops short of blaming Jessica’s dad, Joe. “He doesn’t blame anyone in fact,” Glock told ‘Extra’. “But I don’t think that anyone from the outside can deny that Joe was a contributing factor. I don’t think it’s any secret that Joe was not a huge fan of Nick’s. Nick did not confirm or deny that. He would only say that he didn’t know if Joe liked him.”
Nick On How He Knew Jessica Marriage Was Over
April 19, 2006 – USA Today has a preview of Nick Lachey’s interview with Rolling Stone magazine, where the singer discusses the how his 3-year marriage to Jessica Simpson ended. “I’ll tell you how I knew my marriage was over: I was told,” he said, adding, “I don’t know if there were other men. But if she did cheat, it was the result of something bigger, not the reason we didn’t work. … Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had just walked in the house and found her in bed with a guy. That would be clear-cut. End of story. I wouldn’t have to deal with the uncertainty of adultery.”
Stripper Pole A No Go For Nick
April 18, 2006 – theINSIDER’s Marc S. Malkin reports that Nick Lachey was offered a chance to have a stripper pole installed in his new $5 million bachelor pad, but the singer/actor declined the offer. “My mother would kill me,” Lachey said through his rep.
Nick And Jessica’s Divorce Battle
April 15, 2006 – TMZ.com says of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s ongoing divorce proceedings: “Nick has the option of asking for spousal support. Since Jessica made considerably more than him during their marriage, he’d probably be entitled to a big, monthly chunk of change. If Jessica wants to avoid a trial and avoid paying support, she had better be generous when it comes to dividing up their marital assets.”