Jessica Simpson addressed her one-time co-star on the popular MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica in a new story for People, which features excerpts of her book in its latest issue.
“We really got crushed by the media and by ourselves,” said Simpson, who married Lachey in 2002 and asked for a divorce in 2005. “I couldn’t lie to our fans and I couldn’t give somebody hope that we were this perfect golden couple.”
Looking back, Simpson said she didn’t know herself yet. She was just 22 — and famously a virgin — when they married, while the 98 Degrees singer was 28, when they walked down the aisle. They dated on and off for several years before that, though. She called him her “first love.”
“I respect Nick very much. I was really young and my success hadn’t really begun,” Simpson said. “He knew me as this young innocent 18-year-old that had never been introduced to the world in so many ways. I went straight from my father to him. Nick’s very smart. He was eight years older than me, but he was also young.”
“We were young and pioneering our way through reality television, always mic’d and always on,” Simpson explained. “We worked and we were great at it but when it came time to being alone, we weren’t great at it anymore.”
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