Did Nick Lachey call Kim Kardashian his ex? Truth behind rumored romance amid Jessica Simpson's memoir entries

Did Nick Lachey call Kim Kardashian his ex? Truth behind rumored romance amid Jessica Simpson's memoir entries
Nick Lachey and his rumored relationship with Kim Kardashian is one of the topics in Jessica Simpson's memoir (Getty Images)

Jessica Simpson has opened up about the heartbreak she experienced on getting a divorce from her former husband Nick Lachey who she was married to from 2002 to 2006. In her latest memoir, 'Open Book', the actress has spoken about Lachey moving on and being with "another" in less than a year after their divorce. 

She notes in her journal, "So, Nick, you're with another already? Seems that you forgot the love you spoke to me." Simpson was referring to Vanessa Minnillo, Nick's current wife who he tied the knot with in 2011. But, did you know, besides Simpson and Vanessa, the '98 Degree' band member is also known to have dated one of the Kardashians? Yes, Lachey did date Kim, but there's more to the story. 

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Kim Kardashian (Getty Images)

Nick wouldn't call Kim his 'ex'

It was during Lachey's appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live' in October 2019 that his relationship with Kim was brought up by a fan, who referred to her as his "ex" and asked if the actor received any reaction to him dressing as then married couple Kris Humphries and Kim when he co-hosted 'Live with Kelly Ripa' for 2011 Halloween.

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However, Lachey provided clarification on their rumored romance. He said, "To say that she's my ex is a little bit of a liberal use of the term. We went on one date together, but no, I never did hear from Kim on that one"

"We went and saw Da Vinci Code together... She left about halfway through and went to the restroom, and then shockingly, there were 25 paparazzi when we left the theaters. I think there were other things in play on our little rendezvous," he added further. 

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Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey (Getty Images)

Simpson is happy for her former husband 

Even though Simpon has detailed the pain she endured when she and Lachey divorced, the actor is happy that she and he are both in a better and happy place in their respective lives. She has written, "We both were at fault in a lot of things, but I'm happy for him now. He's married with three beautiful children. He took heartbreak and made it into something beautiful."

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Talking about her marriage to Eric Johnson, she has written further, "That's what I did as well, but it took me longer to get there." She and Johnson shared three children together: eight-year-old Maxwell, seven-year-old Ace and two-year-old Birdie. 

Jessica Simpson (Getty Images)

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Simpson was abused as a child 

The actress has reportedly talked about sharing her experience of abuse a child with her daughter in the introduction. She writes, it was time for her to address it when an abuse survivor became emotional before them during a book signing. 

"When she walked away, Maxwell asked, 'What was she talking about?' This was going to have to be the time for our talk. Parents have to seize these moments when you have your kids' attention," she explains.

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