divroce final!

  1. Nick & Jessica's Divorce Is Final

    FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2006 07:00PM EST

    Photo by: it Ian Ashby / WENN / Landov; Marcel Thomas / FilmMagic[​IMG]
    Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are officially divorced, according to papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court.

    The divorce is dated June 30, 2006, and Jessica's name is restored to Jessica Simpson (from Jessica Simpson Lachey).

    On Friday documents were released in which the former couple asked that retired Superior Court Judge Dana Senit Henry be appointed "for the sole purpose of" ending their marriage. They asked the judge to "bifurcate" the case, meaning to make the divorce official without settling all the financial details.

    In fact, money has been a sticking point between the couple. Soon after Simpson filed for divorce last December, Lachey specified that he reserved the right to ask for spousal support, though in a published interview he denied that he planned to ask for alimony.

    The end of Simpson and Lachey's marriage concludes the dramatic final chapter in the relationship of the couple who married in 2002 and then starred together in the MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, which chronicled their early, happier days together.

    In a statement released the day before Thanksgiving last year, Simpson and Lachey announced their split, 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."

    On Dec. 16, divorce papers were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, by which time Simpson already had begun her new life – by moving into her new $3 million Beverly Hills home. (The Calabasas mansion she had shared with Lachey went on the market for $3.75 million and was bought by Malcolm in the Middle actor Justin Berfield.)

    "She's happy to have a house that's hers," someone close to the pop star told PEOPLE at the time. "This is the first time she's making her own decisions."

    For his part, Lachey confided to Rolling Stone in April that he was taken by complete surprise when Simpson dropped the D-word to him. "I'll tell you how I knew my marriage was over: I was told," he said, explaining that he was "blindsided" when his then-wife told him after dinner last November that she wanted to split up.

    As for seeking out a new relationship, Simpson told Maxim magazine recently that, "A guy with a great imagination sends me through the rafters. … I love it!"

    Since the split, both Simpson, 25, and Lachey, 32, have been linked to a variety of new partners. Most recently, she was seen engaging in a public flirtation with Jared Leto. Lachey, alternately, has been said to be romancing Vanessa Minnillo and/or stylist Kim Kardashian.

    Professionally, Simpson has been causing quite a buzz with her new video for her single "A Public Affair." Simpson costars in it with Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate and Ryan Seacrest among others, and shot it recently at a Los Angeles roller rink.

    Lachey, meanwhile, has been out promoting his new album, What's Left of Me.
  2. Aww- that's too bad-- I thought they made a cute couple.
  3. *sigh*
  4. They were so cute together. It really is a shame.
  5. Have to agree...they were a bright spot in Hollywood
  6. On "The Newlyweds', Nick struck me as someone genuinely in love.

    I wonder what the real cause of the divorce was.

    Was Jessica simply too immature to be married?

    Was Pimpdaddy Joe part of the reason?

    When you make vows of 'til death do us part', three years seems like giving up too quickly.

    Maybe it's just part of our disposable society. People hit a rough patch and - instead of working through it - just toss the relationship aside and move on (much too quickly in many cases) to the next one.
  7. *le sigh* :cry:
  8. sigh... yeah it's a pity... i think they really did love each other tho... i think jess must've had a harder time moving on... since she was pretty young when they got together. the poor girl.. i love her tho!
  9. I think the same thing. On Nick's Behind the Music he said that after the show "everything became about business" I'm sure her Dad was driving that one, and also essentially said that they did their marriage a disservice by simply not putting enough work/time into it.
  10. .
    I have a feeling though that once all the money gets divided and 100% final you will see the two get back together. I think a yr from now we'll see the two together again, with a prenup.
  11. I'm always amazed at how quickly celebrity divorces happen-like the actually process. When my parents got divorced it took years. Now it seems like it can happen within a few months. Is it a change in divorce laws in general or are celebrities just able to make it happen faster?
  12. Thank goodness....now he's legally FREE AT LAST!!
  13. during the first year of newelyweds, i was planning my wedding. i thought that show was the coolest thing. now that i've been married for a few years, i feel so bad for them. we were in similar situations (although they had tons more money! heheh)...they were young, had been in a relationship for years but never lived together before, *ahem* new parts of a relationship to explore, learning to move away from being your parents little girl and into someone's wife, etc etc.

    that show was the absolute worst thing they could have done...these first couple years have been AMAZING but also SO hard. you're learning so much about your spouse, your relationship and your new roles. they should've focused on that instead of papa joe's agenda. like i know...but i feel like that must've had a TON to do with the divorce. so sad. :sad:
  14. I agree with you all!

    I have been married 12 years and I know marriage is work.
    I wished it has worked out.
  15. they were such a cute couple. i watched almost every episode of the newlyweds, really thought they were perfect for each other.