From Newlyweds to Not-weds

Over Thanksgiving weekend, a lot of upsetting entertainment news came down the pike. The worst, of course, was the death of Pat Morita. Of lesser importance, but still a bummer, is the fact that ABC decided this will be the last season of Alias. To cap it off, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, everybody's favorite rich, pampered TV couple, announced they were--gulp--getting divorced!

For months, the Simpson camp has been vehemently denying it, but apparently the gossip rags were right. Simpson and Lachey released a statement over the long weekend saying, "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways. This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

The couple had long been plagued with rumors of an impending breakup. In October of 2004, People magazine reported that Lachey had attended a wild bachelor party, replete with strippers. Soon after, Simpson and Lachey were separated while Simpson filmed The Dukes of Hazzard movie. In their May 5 column, New York Post celebrity columnists Rush and Molloy linked Simpson to Dukes costar Johnny Knoxville.

In July of this year, after more rumors of a marital rift surfaced, Jessica's father and manager, Joe, went into full damage-control mode, telling People magazine that even if the two kids fight it doesn't mean they are splitting, and that "if fighting is a sign of divorce, then we're all going to get divorced. My wife and I have been married 27 years. We've been at the edge of divorce for 26 of them."

Those comforting words did little to quell the uproar, however, and on August 3, New York Post celebrity columnist Cindy Adams reported that the couple had hired lawyers and drawn up divorce papers. Appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly, Lachey insisted their marriage was fine and that he wasn't jealous of his wife's ascending career.

Fans of their hit reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica may have noticed problems early on. In the third season, there were times when it seemed like Nick wanted to stuff a sock in his wife's mouth to keep her from saying various stupid things, and in return Jessica seemed disgusted with her husband's loutish, uncouth manners.

What had once been a weekly dose of the couple cooing to each other over fancy food they couldn't pronounce had turned into 30 minutes of Jessica on the road while Nick stayed at home, trying to re-sod the lawn. Rather than lavish Jessica with $50K jewel-encrusted sunglasses without a moment's hesitation, Nick expressed irritation when she wanted to spend a mere $5K on a T-shirt.

Will they ever love again? Was the media spotlight too much for youngish love? Will Joe Simpson's marriage survive 26 more years on the edge of divorce? Let it all out, TV.com is here for you!

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You know what is so interesting about the love lives of famous people? I know I would be upset if my local newspaper had put out "News just in...Momma thinks chicken of the sea is poultry" or "momma and her man have just fought again over leaving the toilet seat up!". I mean yeah they are famous and filthy rich couple but they are just doing the same thing as you and I they go to work every day to make a living. they just make way more money. Newlyweds was a mistake..just let these people live and get on with their lives. I love Nick's new song but For someone who was supposed to be so wholesome Jessica is starting to get pretty trashy. Isn't her dad some kind of minister?? Apparently his lecturing was only to put down Nick.
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Wait they got married?
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I think this is terrible...i am a huge fan of Jessica; she is my favorite celebrity and i copy a lot of things she does such as clothing, etc. Hearing this is a dissapointment! I hope it all works out for the best. I always thought the rumors were just, well, rumors... i guess not. You never know what is coming in life, everything is a shock. I wish them the best in life and i hope all will soon be well.
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Maybe now that the the rumors are true...this issue will go away. I'm tired of hearing about them!
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Okay, everybody who didn't see this coming when the marriage STARTED raise their hand. For cryin' out loud, this isn't news. This is your basic "saw it coming from a mile away."
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Who Cares??????? I Don't they had their 30 sec. of fame.
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I hope and pray that they can work it out. I feel like they are soulmates. I hope that people do respect there privacy and let them work things out if that is what they want. God bless them.
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I hate this. They looked so good together.
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their whole relationship was rocky to begin with...i'm not surprised that they both got bored with one another. the only sad thing about this is that they add to the statistics...
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Who really cares? I was kind of hoping their careers would've ended by now too! I'm sick of these two trying to fool us into thinking they're talented. Now that the marriage ended Joe Simpson can move to the South, divorce his wife, and fulfill his fantasy to MARRY HIS DAUGHTER!!
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Who the hell even gives a crap?
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oh noes!
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"WOW! I AM LIKE SO SO UPSET IF IT IS TRUE! WHY IS THIS GOING INTO ANOTHER BRAD AND JEN THING! I THINK THEY NEED TO GET BACK TOGETHER AND GO TO SOME COUNCILING AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE A TV SITCOM SO THE TABLOIDS COULD SEE HOW THEY RUIN THERE LIVES! I BLAME THEM AND FAME TOO BUT THAT ANOTHER SUBJECT,LOL! BUT COME ON,THEY ARE ONLY SEPARATED AND TO TELL U THE TRUTH THEY ARE THE HOTTEST COUPLE IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THEY SO SO MUST GET BACK TOGETHER! I WANT THEM TO READ THIS K? TELL THEM A 33 YR OLD WOMAN FROM HENDERSON,NV WANTS THEM BACK TOGETHER AND FORGET ABOUT THE TABLOIDS AND MAKE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WORK AND HAVE BABIES BE A COUPLE TO LAST FOR ETERNITY DO IT FOR YOURSHELVES AND LOL PLEASE DO IT FOR YOUR FANS LIKE ME,OK? OK! THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY AND WANTED TO GET OFF MY CHEST AND WELL THANKS FOR LISTENING AND MAKING FUN OF MY LONG SPEECH AND WELL I SO JUST WANT THEM BACK TOGETHER AND STOP THE MADNESS WITH THOSE SO CALLED TABLOIDS~GRRRRRRRRRRRRR! NICK & JESSICA WILL GET BACK TOGETHER NOT JUST FOR THEMSHELVES BUT FOR THERE FANS~~~~~~OK I GO AND BUH BYE! ~JODIE LYNNE CHAPMAN
FROM HENDERSON,NEVADA! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX!"





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it wont last they will be back together, not that i care, but i mean didnt they break up befor they got married?
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This is the biggest shock since the breakup of The Beatles in 1970, the death of Elvis Pressley in 1977, and John Lennon's assassination in 1980.
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It is sad i thought they would be that one famous couple that would make it, i guess not.
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A darn shame. Part of me feels that it's a hoax to get back at the tabloids. But it is a shame because they seemed so good together. I hope things can work out.
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Honestly? I'm not losing any sleep over this. Who cares? It's Nick and Jessica in 10 years people will be saying "who?"
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Well what do you expect from such spoiled people. Neither of them knew what it takes to keep a marriage and should have sought marriage counseling before just splitting up. Her father should have told her that since he has been married for 26 years!!
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