Jessica Simpson: Nick Lachey Marriage Was a “Money Mistake”

When asked about her “biggest money mistakes” during an appearance on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Jessica Simpson joked about her “first marriage,” to Nick Lachey. Her answer is interesting on numerous levels. First, when Jessica married Nick Lachey, he was the primary earner, having made a lot of money with 98 Degrees. As a result, her father encouraged her to forgo a pre-nup, with the obvious assumption that it wasn’t in her interest. She didn’t anticipate that the financials would quickly turn and that decision would later work against her. At the time, rumors circulated that Lachey was a gentleman in his departure, taking home less than $1.5 million. Judging by Jessica’s joke, those rumors might not have been accurate. Watch below.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Cover Parents Magazine

nick_lachey_vanessa_parentsmagazineNick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Covered the June Issue of Parents Magazine and discussed how they met, their son, and how they steal alone time for each other. Read some choice quotes below.

On how the couple got together:

“Nick asked me to be in his What’s Left of Me music video [in 2006] and that’s when we started talking more. Apparently Nick had wardrobe approval, because I was wearing this little dress that was actually a shirt.” (V)

Nick on the aforementioned shirt:

“It was a dress as far as I was concerned.” (N)

On being together five years before getting married and pregnant:

“It was fun to have the honeymoon phase before bringing the little guy in.” (V)

On starting to talk about kids in detail:

As we started getting serious [about having kids], we’d ask each other things like ‘What kind of parent would you be?’ Then when I was pregnant, we really talked. ‘How would we teach him right from wrong? How would we raise him with values?’ At that point it wasn’t hypothetical – it was happening whether we were ready or not!’ (V)

On Vanessa as a mother:

“My wife’s maternal side is a new dynamic to her personality – and it’s definitely made her even sexier.” (N)

On Nick as a father:

“I knew the man I was going to marry was not only a great man, a good friend, and a family guy, but he was going to respect and treat me well and be an amazing father and role model to our children. That’s Nick.” (V)

On their bi-coastal lifestyle:

“Nick made the sacrifice of waiting until my show wrapped to do his show, and I’m not taking opportunities in L.A. during my show’s hiatus. We are a family first, and that means both of us raising Cam together.” (V)

On looking forward to 7:30pm every night, when Camden goes to bed:

“We put on some music or a favorite TV show, pour a glass of wine, have dinner – that’s our ‘alone time’. That’s why it was so important to us to establish Camden’s sleep schedule right out of the gate. I had six different moms telling me ‘Get him on a routine; you will thank yourself later.” (V)

On advice from her friends not to let baby sneak into bed:

“When you’ve got the little one between you, it’s not as romantic as when the two of you are alone.” (V)

On being conscious of their fame with social media:

“As a parent, it can be exciting to share photos of your child on social media, but we try to keep in mind that things can be picked up by the press. What’s being a proud parent and what is sharing too much? You can drive yourself crazy thinking about it!” (V)

On what’s next for the Lachey family:

“We definitely want more kids. You don’t want kids to have to share the game group of friends.” (N) “But you don’t want them so far apart that they have nothing in common.” (V)“Yes, they have to be close enough in age so they can still relate to each other.” (N)

On Nick recording an album for each child:

“Since Nick did A Father’s Lullaby for Camden, we joke that if he doesn’t do one for each of the kids they’re going to think Camden is Daddy’s favorite!” (V)

On a permanent move down the road:

“I was an Air Force brat and I loved it. But I went to eight different schools my first nine years of schooling, so I would love to have Camden grow up the way Nick did, in one place, surrounded by family and friends.” (V)

On finding what works for them:

“We’re learning together and figuring it out along the way. At least we think we’ve figured it out. I guess we’ll find out down the line if we screwed up or not!” (N)

Nick Lachey on Joe Simpson: “Played Grab-Ass on Easter Sunday”

Andy Cohen sure knows how to cause drama. During ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ the 98 degrees singer confessed to not having spoken to Jessica Simpson in years, followed by the revelation that the “best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law” is avoiding under-the-table grab-ass. I suppose we now know the real source of tension between Lachey and Papa Joe.

Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo’s Televised Wedding — Learned Nothing From Jessica Simpson

What’s that saying? — “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” When Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson divorced, Lachey told Rolling Stone that the thought of cameras in his life now fills him “with a homicidal rage,” and he just “wants to push [the cameramen] down the fucking stairs.” That quote was in the context of his marriage ending, and the idea that he partly blamed his MTV show, ‘Newlyweds,’ for its demise. Years later, it appears he’s gotten over it. He and Vanessa Minnillo have decided to televise their wedding for a TLC special, and I can’t help but wonder if Nick Lachey will learn the same lesson twice.

Heidi Montag Tells Cynthia McFadden she Regrets Plastic Surgery — Is She Lying? (video)

Heidi Montag sat down with Cynthia McFadden to discuss her insane plastic surgery, and she is singing a much different tune than she initially did. She says she did not feel properly informed by her plastic surgeon, who presented the surgery to her as if he was “selling cookies or something.” Though I’ve always found Heidi Montag moderately compelling, I have trouble believing anything she says. She and Spencer Pratt have masterminded cheap ways to keep their name in the press, and because it’s gotten so manipulative, I wonder if this interview is just another ploy to stay on the air. Although her plastic surgeon died in a car accident and is not alive to defend himself, he did encounter a lot of controversy immediately following Montag’s surgeries, and he said at the time that he didn’t think they were risky procedures and it’s not uncommon to do it all at once. If she’s trashing her dead surgeon’s name to extend her fifteen minutes, I imagine she’ll rot in hell. That being said, I’m in favor of trashing gratuitous plastic surgery. I’d also like to congratulate MTV, who might have had a hand in destroying her life, which they can add to their list of accomplishments, along with destroying Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s marriage. Hats off, folks! Watch the interview below. Perhaps she is being genuine.

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey’s Engagement Announcements a Coincidence? — I Smell a Rat

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey announced their engagement within days of one another, and Simpson insists that the timing is merely a “coincidence.”  Here’s what I know about announcements in the press — they are never a coincidence.  Remember when Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson announced their divorce on Thanksgiving day?  Do you think that was because they actually decided on their divorce at that time, or because they knew the press-attack would be at a minimum because entertainment news staffers were all on vacation.  These announcements are always calculated, and they usually come out weeks or even months after the actual event occurred.  My guess is that Jessica became engaged at least one month ago, and Nick Lachey’s engagement pushed her camp into releasing the news earlier than expected.  The press said she was “saddened” by the news, and she insisted she was happy for Nick  She obviously jumped the gun on the announcement because she was so annoyed by her “lonely girl” image  She should have waited, considering even an idiot knows that the close time-frame would lead to the engagements being lumped together.  It’s in poor taste.