Jessica Simpson Addresses Nick Lachey ‘Newlyweds’ Backlash

Time has changed viewers’ perception of MTV’s “Newlyweds” and Jessica Simpson is here for it.

Simpson appeared in the reality series her ex-husband, Nick Lachey. During the show’s three seasons, the actor and singer was often portrayed as a “dumb blonde” satirist, while Lachey was viewed sympathetically as a dutiful – if somewhat resigned – husband.

However, nearly 20 years after its debut, “Newlyweds” has found new popularity on tiktokA new generation of viewers is getting a behind-the-scenes look at Lachey and Simpson’s now-defunct marriage.

In a clip full of profanityLachey condescendingly refers to Simpson as a “spoiled boy” and a “brutal girl”, leading some TikTok users to consider her behavior “mentally and emotionally abusive”.

Speaking to stir up an interview Published Thursday, Simpson was asked how she felt about the public’s initial perception of her then-husband when “Newlyweds” aired from 2003 to 2005.

After offering what has been described as “better late than never”, she said, “It’s amazing what publicity can do.”

Simpson and Lachey separated in 2006 after nearly four years of marriage. in 2014 he married former NFL player Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children: Maxwell, 11; Ace, 10, and Birdie, 4.

Jessica Simpson (left) and Nick Lachey in 2004.
Jessica Simpson (left) and Nick Lachey in 2004.

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yet he said she has no regrets Regarding “Newlyweds,” he told “The Real” last year: “I was so young, I didn’t even know who I was as a person.”

In her interview with Bustle, Simpson admitted that she also views “Newlyweds” differently now than she did before, but added that the show reassures her that she is “still the same person.”

She quipped, “To be honest, if Eric told me I had to do all the laundry, I’d still throw it over the bannister and sob.”

If Simpson has her way, her next project could mark her long-awaited return to music. Although she was part of the pop boom of the late 1990s along with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, she has not released a full-length studio album since “Happy Christmas”, a 2010 collection of holiday songs.

These days, she’s considering relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville, and is in talks about producing a new documentary that will chronicle her work in the recording studio and beyond.

As for what a new album might sound like, Simpson simply said: “I’m genre-less.”

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