​Nick Lachey: Jessica Simpson Has Been Quiet For 6 Years

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May 9, 2013
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Nick Lachey recently talked about his former wife, Jessica Simpson, on “Watch What Happens Live” as host Andy Cohen tried to quiz the 98 Degrees singer during the show.

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When the singer and the rest of 98 Degrees visited Cohen’s talk show, the singer’s ex-wife and her family were hot topics.

During “Plead the Fifth,” a question-and-answer game Cohen plays with celebrity guests, who can stay silent rather than answer an uncomfortable question, the subject of Simpson’s father, Joe, came up.

“What is the best thing about no longer having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law?” Cohen asked.

“Everything!” Lachey’s brother, Drew, quickly interjected, “What is the best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law … I don’t have to play grab a– under the table on Easter Sunday,” Nick said with a laugh.

“I am blushing!” Cohen remarked.

“Our publicist is freaking out right now,” Drew, 36, said.

“That’s very funny,” Cohen said.

“It may not be tomorrow, but it is tonight,” Lachey said.

Earlier, Cohen asked if Lachey ever reminisces by watching Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, the three-season reality series that followed the couple as they struggled to make their marriage work.

“Wow. Is this the part where I can plead the Fifth? It’s been years [since I've talked to Jessica]. Years. Honestly, probably six years,” Lachey said. “It was like another lifetime ago,” he said. “I have not. As you can imagine, that’s not popular viewing in my house. We don’t sit around as a family and watch the old DVDs,” he said with a laugh.

Lachey and Simpson, 32, ultimately divorced in 2005, after three years of marriage.

In 2011, Lachey married Vanessa Minnillo, and the couple welcomed son Camden John in September of 2012.