Jessica Simpson has been busy with appearances in New York City, including visiting CNBC’s show ‘Closing Bell.’ She does have a billion-dollar fashion empire (The Jessica Simpson Collection)! She was asked about her biggest financial mistakes.
The biggest money mistakes? I don’t know. For some reason I thought of my first marriage.”
OUCH. The host told her:
That’s actually a common answer, believe it or not.”
I bet it is for people who become financially successful while married and then getting divorced.
At the time of her split from Nick Lachey, Jessica refused to discuss the split, even sacrificing a Vanity Fair cover. Only now, ten years later, is she opening up about it a little. Remember when Nick and Jessica starred in one of the early MTV reality TV shows, ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’? The whole “chicken of the sea” discussion? Outside of their show, Jessica had more projects, as I recall, both with albums and movie roles. She must’ve ended up having to pay Nick quite a bit.
Nick said in an interview last year that it was probably for the best that he and Jessica never had children and admitted they aren’t in touch.
There’s just no contact. We’ve both moved on with our lives, and I think we are very happy it went the way it went. It’s not animosity, it’s not friendship – it’s just kind of nothing.”
That’s not too surprising. They didn’t have to stay in contact to co-parent, so it makes sense that they just went their separate ways. Now they’re both happily married with families of their own, and Jessica has FAR surpassed her earlier successes when she was married to Nick. She had this to say when asked about her future plans:
I always say I’m ready for another billion.”
I’m sure she is- LOL.
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