Hey, remember when Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey had that reality show called Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and we got to see how totally in looooove they were while Jessica continually burped and farted and expressed her deep confusion over whether Chicken of the Sea was chicken or tuna?
Yeah, I barely do either, and apparently neither does Nick Lachey. It's probably not exactly a shocker to hear he's totally moved on, but according to what he said on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last night, he hasn't even spoken to Jessica in years.
That wasn't the jaw-dropper of the evening, though. The big OMG moment came when Lachey dropped a huge piece of gossip about Jessica's dad Joe Simpson -- while cameras were rolling, no less.
Lachey appeared on Watch What Happens Live with his brother Drew, and he was unusually candid about his prior relationship with the Simpson family while playing "Plead the Fifth," a question-and-answer game Cohen plays with celebrity guests. When Lachey was asked about when he'd last spoken with Jessica, he said,
It's been years. Honestly, probably six years. (...) It was like another lifetime ago.
Interesting, right? But that little revelation was nothing compared to what he said when Andy Cohen asked him, "What is the best thing about no longer having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law?" Check out Nick Lachey's eyebrow-raising answer:
Okay, first of all, Drew's answer cracked me up. What's great about not having Joe Simpson as an in-law anymore? EVERYTHING, that's what.
But holy crap, the confession that Nick's happy he doesn't "have to play grab-ass under the table on Easter Sunday"? I mean, is he saying what I think he's saying? What, in fact, the entire world seems to be saying about Joe Simpson and his fondness for young men? WOW.
I'm sure he'll take some heat for this particularly on-camera moment, but after years of polite silence about his experience being part of the Simpson family, I think Nick Lachey has the right to dish a little. Even if, as his brother put it,
Our publicist is freaking out right now!
And cue the clarifying statement/apology, in 3 ... 2 ...
Are you surprised Nick Lachey said this about Joe Simpson?
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