Nick Lachey first wife, Jessica Simpson is an award winning American singer, actress and fashion designer. The two first met in 1998 at a Christmas event and later started dating in January 1999.
After they got married in 2002, it looked as though their love story was going to last till death. However, they called it quits after four years of marriage with Simpson later saying her marriage to Lachey was her biggest financial mistake.
As you read on, we’ll provide you with a detailed biography of Nick Lachey first wife, Jessica Simpson.
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Jessica Simpson Biography
Jessica Ann Simpson is an award winning American singer, actress and fashion designer born on July 10, 1980 in Abilene Texas to Joseph Simpson and Tina Ann Simpson. She is the first child of her parents two children.
Her father is a psychologist and Baptist youth minister hence Simpson spent much of her childhood in church with the church choir. Her mother on the other hand was a homemaker who made sure Simpson and her sister, Ashlee Simpson were well taken care of.
Due to her father’s ministry, Simpson moved around a bit with the family in her childhood which made her change schools a few times. She attended J. J. Pearce High School in Richardson but later dropped out in 1997 to pursue her singing career. However, she managed to go back to school through distance learning to obtain her GED from Texas Tech High School.
Simpson started singing right from her childhood days where she was a member of the church choir even as a young girl. During this time, she dreamt of becoming a successful singer, which she has become eventually. She continued to sing in church and went for a few auditions as well and was noticed one day by the head of Proclaim Records, a Christian music label.
However, her time with Proclaim Records was cut short while promoting her upcoming debut album. The main reason was that, her father felt her developing breast was too sexual hence wasn’t right for the gospel genre hence that very album was never released.
She was later signed by Columbia Records and quickly started working on her debut album under the label. In that same year, she met Nick Lachey in December at a Christmas event and the rest they say is history.
She finally released her debut album in 1999 titled “Sweet Kisses.” But before the release of the album proper, she released her debut single in September titled “I Wanna Love You Forever”. The song resonated well with the public and quickly became a hit, topping a number of charts.
“I Wanna Love You Forever” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US. It also earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after making over a million sales in the US. The album itself was released in November that year which was also a success.
She has since gone on to release about six more studio albums as we speak. They are Happy Christmas (2010), Do You Know (2008), A Public Affair (2006) ReJoyce: The Christmas Album (2004), In This Skin (2003) and Irresistible (2011). In all, she has sold over twenty (20) million albums across the globe.
She also owns her own fashion line called “The Jessica Simpson Collection” which has over 30 product categories. Since it was launched in 2005, the company has managed to make sales exceeding $1 billion.
Aside her singing prowess that has brought her all this fame over the years, her early rise to fame was also through her marriage to Nick Lachey in 2002. The couple at the time had their own reality TV series called “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” (2003 to 2005) which was aired on MTV.
How Old Is Jessica Simpson?
Simpson is 42 years old at the time of writing. She was born on July 10, 1980.
Jessica Simpson Parents
Simpson was born to Joseph Simpson and Tina Ann Simpson. Her father, Joseph is a psychologist and Baptist youth minister whereas her mother was a homemaker.
Jessica Simpson Siblings
She has a younger sister called Ashlee Simpson.
Jessica Simpson Husband
The talented singer is married to former NFL tight end, Eric Johnson. They have been married since July 2014 after dating for four years.
Simpson and her husband have three adorable kids together, two daughters and a son.
Jessica Simpson Children
Simpson has three children, all of which she had with her husband, Eric Johnson. They are Maxwell Drew Johnson born on May 1, 2012, followed by Ace Knute Johnson on June 30, 2013. Then came Birdie Mae Johnson six years later on March 19, 2019.
Did Nick Lachey And Jessica Simpson Have Any Kids?
No. Simpson’s marriage to Nick Lachey did not produce any kids. The two got married on October 26, 2002 in Austin, Texas and finalized their divorce in June 2006 due to irreconcilable differences.
Simpson was left with no option than to pay Lachey a whopping $12 million as settlement because they didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement before getting married.
Jessica Simpson Net Worth
Award winning American singer, actress and fashion designer, Jessica Simpson has an estimated net worth of about $200 million as of 2023.
The dream she once had while growing up of becoming a successful singer has come to pass. Simpson has had a very successful musical career that has earned her millions of dollars over the years.
She also has her own fashion line that has about 34 product categories. It’s called “The Jessica Simpson Collection” and was launched in 2005. Since it was started, the brand has generated over $1 billion sales.