Jessica Simpson On When -Newlyweds- With Nick Lachey Became Phony
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"It wasn’t reality. It wasn’t who we were. There was lots of
eye-rolling, and _that_ was real stuff.”
David Mack BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on February 4, 2020, at 4:53 p.m. ET
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With her new memoir, _Open Book_, officially on bookstands on Tuesday,
pop singer and reality TV legend Jessica Simpson
is revealing all about her past struggles with alcoholism, her
celebrity exes, and more.
Now, Simpson has opened up to BuzzFeed News about when she knew her
MTV reality show _Newlyweds_ with ex Nick Lachey
needed to come to an end.
Frank Micelotta / Getty Images
“We just kind of had fun with it until the end, until we started
having marital problems, and I just can’t lie to people,” Simpson
told BuzzFeed News’ morning show _AM to DM
_ in an interview set to air on Thursday at
“I felt like I was being a phony, and I didn’t want to continue on
with that," she said. "It wasn’t real anymore. It wasn’t reality.
It wasn’t who we were. There was lots of eye-rolling, and _that_ was
Still, she doesn’t blame the show, which ran for three seasons
between 2003 and 2005, for ending her marriage.
“I don’t believe that the show was what tore our marriage
apart,” she said. “Nick and I were very great at being together
publicly and on camera.”
She also told BuzzFeed News she had no regrets about doing the show.
“That was my way to connect with people,” Simpson said. “I
don’t know why I would ever regret it.”
Simpson and Lachey officially divorced in 2006 after less than four
In her new book, she writes
that their marriage was damaged, in part, by each of their respective
Taylor Miller/BuzzFeed News
During her _AM to DM_ interview, Simpson was unaware that Lachey and
his new wife, Vanessa, had a new dating show, _Love Is Blind,_ but she
said she wished the couple well.
“It’s been so many years since we’ve been divorced,” she said.
“I’m at that stage in my life where I’m so happy for him. I’m
glad that he found happiness. I’m glad that he has joy and it
wasn’t all just pain."
"You can see that it was meant to be," she added. "We had other lives
that were waiting for us.”
_WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA SIMPSON ON THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.
ET LIVE ON TWITTER ON_ AM TO DM _._
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