Jessica Simpson was “saddened beyond belief” when Nick Lachey started dating after their split. The pop star was married to Nick between 2002 and 2006 and admitted to being shocked at how quickly he left their romance with his now wife Vanessa.
In the pocket edition of her 2020 memoir, Open Book – which includes previously unpublished diary entries – Jessica wrote in an excerpt shared with Entertainment Tonight: “So Nick, are you already with another? It seems you’ve forgotten the love you spoke to me about. I am sad beyond belief. Alone in the dark, with no one to belong to. “
Nick, 47, started dating Vanessa less than a year after she split from Jessica and the couple married in 2011 and now have three children together.
In her book, Jessica describes Nick as her “first love”.
The blonde beauty – who previously admitted to being a virgin before their wedding – wrote: “Nick loved that I was so strong in my faith and had this wide-eyed innocent approach to life. When he proposed in 2002, I said yes.
Jessica also insisted that she remained respectful of her ex-husband.
The singer – who has three children with her husband, Eric Johnson – said: “I was really young and my success hadn’t really started.
“He knew me as this innocent 18-year-old who had never been introduced to the world in many ways. I went directly from my father to him. Nick is very smart. He was eight years older than me, but he was also young.
“We meant a lot to each other and we always will. I want to be very respectful because I married him for a reason and we’ve been together for seven years for a reason. He has a family now and I would never say anything to disrespect that. (SVB / BAN / DMC)
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