For a little while, even, it was romantic. Nick and Jessica, after tying the knot on Oct. They weren't exactly newlyweds anymore when the show premiered on Aug. Photos Reality TV Curse: But their oft-televised union remember the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour? Instead, I had this amazing, elaborate wedding and I topped it off with that. And I told the guys [in 98 Degrees] To which Lachey added, "You know, it sounds kind of hokey and cheesy, but at the same time, it's cool. MTV And it was, in the sense that it soon became apparent that Nick and Jessica were stronger together, at least at first.
And Nick always seemed to be carrying her around—they were so hot! But the whole quirks-of-incompatibly-living-together thing soon got in the way. Though the phrase "reality TV curse" is often used, their marriage would have unraveled anyway—and possibly faster if they hadn't let the cameras, which gave them a common purpose, into their lives.
MTV "You could feel there was tension between the two of them. He was frugal, and she had excessive taste. In the end they weren't suited for each other. The only thing they really had in common was their music. She was really young; I think he's seven years older than her. He wanted a family, and her father thought maybe she was too young. Her father was very involved in her life.
Or the two of them not being able to agree—after all that damn exposition—on how often they should have sex?
In one episode, Lachey tried to negotiate three times a week, and Simpson looked rather, um, put out by that prospect. Perhaps most poignantly, their careers and personal brands were not escalating at the same rate. Photos Jessica Simpson's Family Album When Simpson later joked that her first marriage was her "biggest money mistake," she wasn't talking about extravagantly priced panties.
But while Lachey and Simpson haven't had any sort of relationship for years, and their show is remembered far more as a recipe for disaster, there was a real relationship at its core. I certainly hope so. I certainly hope I'm not going to be the jerk, uncle, bachelor the rest of my life," he promised.
It's about me going out with my girlfriends and forgetting everything that's around me, which is paparazzi, and just having a fun night. Because [paparazzi] can ruin a night. Simpson recalled listening to the song with sister Ashlee Simpson in December , as her marriage was unraveling around her, and the effect it had.
And it was just lying there and being with her that got me through it. I knew everything would be OK. The song is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go. And that was that moment. And I had to sing it. Lachey just months after the divorce.
There are probably more reasons than either one of us will ever understand or want to talk about. Sometimes people are in your life for a period of time for a reason and… that situation changes.