Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey  


Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were married for 3 years. They dated for 2 years after getting together in Sep 1999. After a 8 months engagement they married on 26th Oct 2002. 3 years later they separated in Dec 2005 and divorced on 30th Jun 2006.


Nick Lachey is a 48 year old American Singer. Born Nicholas Scott Lachey on 9th November, 1973 in Harlan, Kentucky, he is famous for 98 Degrees in a career that spans 1995–present. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Jessica Simpson is a 41 year old American Singer. Born Jessica Ann Simpson on 10th July, 1980 in Abilene, Texas and educated at Richardson North Junior High, Richardson, TX, she is famous for Sweet Kisses in a career that spans 1998–present and 1993–present. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingSep 1999 - Feb 2002 2 years, 5 months
EngagedFeb 2002 - 26th Oct 2002 8 months, 27 days
Married26th Oct 2002 - Jun 2006 3 years, 7 months
Total Sep 1999 - Jun 2006 6 years, 9 months

(October 26, 2002 - June 30, 2006) (divorced)
Nick and Jessica met at a Teen People party and were attracted to each other instantly. They dated on and off for the next couple of years before becoming engaged in early 2002.
Nick and Jessica starred in their own reality show “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.” They won over lots of viewers with their adorable antics, but it turns out their relationship wasn’t as cheery as it appeared. The couple announced they planned to split at the end of 2005.
During the recording of Sweet Kisses, Simpson became involved with Nick Lachey. Despite the pair splitting up when Jessica began recording Irresistible, she later began dating Nick Lachey once again. They married on October 26, 2002. She famously announced she had remained a virgin until her marriage. In November 2005, Simpson and Lachey announced they were separating. Simpson filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, citing "irreconcilable differences." Their divorce was finalized on June 30, 2006.

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Relationship Timeline

30th June, 2006 - Divorce

30th June, 2006 - Divorce

December, 2005 - Breakup

December, 2005 - Breakup

26th October, 2002 - Marriage

26th October, 2002 - Marriage
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey - Marriage

Ah, 2002, the good old days — it was the age of blonde pop stars and boy bands, a simpler time, before Instagram, and Snapchat, a time before Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were the greatest reality TV couple of our time. But before the pop star couple, who met at a Christmas parade when Simpson was just 18 (Nick proposed 4 years later with a pear-shaped diamond ring), would go on to chronicle their love on their MTV reality show Newlyweds, they had to get, well, wed. On a rainy October 26, 2002, 350 guests, including Nick’s 98 Degrees band members Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffries gathered to see self-proclaimed virgin Simpson tie the knot to 90 Degrees frontman Lachey, and the rest is reality TV history.
With the help of celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss (Jess liked her so much she used her twice, more on that later) to create a soft romantic look, Simpson and Lachey said their "I Dos" in front of 350 guests at the Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas in a 5 p.m. 40 minute ceremony. The bride arrived in a 1937 Cadillac limousine with her mother, Tina Simpson, and sister, Ashlee Simpson. As “The Wedding March” played, the bride walked down a rose petal-covered aisle on the arm of her father Joe Simpson. She wore a custom-made white strapless beaded Vera Wang gown, with a 11-carat Harry Winston pave diamond headband attached to her veil. Her hair, styled by Ken Paves, was pinned back on each side with vintage Van Cleef & Arpels brooches. The groom wore a black Hugo Boss tux with a white silk tie. With hundreds of candles and pale pink roses decorating throughout the church, the ceremony had a fairy tale quality. The couple were married in a traditional Christian ceremony officiated by Jessica’s childhood friend, Brian Buchek at Smith Family Chapel in front of 350 guests. During the ceremony, Lachey and Simpson’s mothers lit a unity candle together. The musical couple had written songs for each other — Jessica’s friend, Trina Harmon, played piano and sang a song Jessica wrote for Nick called “My Love,” while Nick’s bandmates from 98 Degrees peformed a song Nick wrote for Jessica called “My Everything” at the altar.
At the conclusion of the 40-minute ceremony, a 25-member gospel choir sang “Oh Happy Day,” as the newlyweds walked up the aisle.
Following the ceremony, An estimated 30,000 roses from Mark’s Garden filled the ballroom at Barton Creek Resort and Spa where the newlyweds held their reception. Each table had centerpieces of roses and candles held in mismatched candle holders. Guests found personalized lavish menus tucked into their napkins. Dinner included Maine lobster bisque, spinach salad with candied pecans, chicken and Southern crab cakes, Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings presented a five-tier cake, with white butter cream icing, pound cake with raspberry filling, carrot cake and red velvet cake For dessert and Nick also enjoyed a German chocolate groom's cake decorated with a Cincinnati bear claw logo representing his favorite team. The couple shared their first dance to “Crazy Love” by Neil McCoy, who was accompanied by Walter Afanasieff on the piano (a bit of foreshadowing?), and later in the evening serenaded each other with the same songs they had written for one another performed at the reception. At the end of the night, lucky guests were given CD recordings of the songs as wedding favors.
The couple honeymooned at Turtle Island in Fiji.

February, 2002 - Engagement

February, 2002 - Engagement

In 2002, Nick asked Jessica Simpson to be his missus with a pear-shaped diamond with what appear to be pear-shaped side stones.

September, 1999 - Hookup

June, 1999 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson
Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 9" (175 cm)
5' 3" (160 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Posted commentsView all comments (9)

sweetreesweetreeFeb 24, 2013

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson when they were really happily married couple

boo22Mar 22, 2009

they where so cute!

Wall StreetDec 19, 2008

Jessica will never find a guy as nice as Nick who does all those nice things for her. They were so sweet and romantic! Wish it never had to end!

kristen61290kristen61290Jul 19, 2008

jessica and nick are very cute couple i wish they get back together

babycaksMar 29, 2008

you know what they look so cute together they should have never got divorced....he probably just wanted to brake her v*rginity...typical man

AnitaJul 16, 2007

Nick Lachey should have held on to his marriage to Jessica Simpson because they were such a happy and loving couple, I really do miss them as a couple.

PeterMay 28, 2007

I miss seeing them as a couple, they were made for eachother. I just hope that they would be back together as a couple.

GingerApr 26, 2007

I just wish that Nick and Jessica never got a divorce. They seem like a very nice couple. Why did they split up?

LuckyApr 24, 2007

I liked Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson when they were happily married, but why did they get a divorce? They were a perfect couple.

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