The New York Times bestselling author stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest Monday and talked about Open Book. In the memoir, Simpson writes about her former marriage to the 98 Degrees singer, whom she wed in 2002. The fashion designer said she’d do the reality show all over again with Lachey.
“I do believe that doing Newlyweds is what made people — it’s what launched my brand,” Simpson explained. “Absolutely, I would go back and do it all over again.”
She quipped, “I just maybe wouldn’t have done the third season.”
Lachey and Simpson starred on the reality series from 2003 to 2005. Season 3 wrapped months before they separated and their divorce was finalized in 2006, though Simpson has said she doesn’t blame Newlyweds for the demise of their relationship. While Simpson doesn’t regret the MTV show, she wasn’t eager to live that same life with second husband Eric Johnson.
“The moment I met Eric I was like, these people can not come back to me because I’ve let these doors open way too many times and it’s been so destructive and once I met Eric, I truly changed everything,” she noted.
The former NFL player and Simpson began dating in 2010 and tied the knot four years later. They are parents to three kids: Maxwell Drew, 7, Ace Knute, 6, and Birdie Mae, 11 months.
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I am SO overwhelmed with gratitude and joy with this unexpected gift of support. Open Book is the #1 NYT Audiobook! I feel like somehow I got blasted off into the heavens to receive a genuine hug from God. A whole life went into this production. Thank you for listening and actually hearing my story and my music with an open heart. Every one of the comments I have read from y’all about the audiobook have moved me to tears because it is true, I am your friend. #OpenBook
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