Nick & Vanessa Lachey Contradict Jessica Simpson In AWKWARD Interview Moment!
Is Jessica Simpson a reliable source on what happened in Jessica Simpson’s life? Maybe not if you believe Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey!
The thing about a tell-all is it can never really tell it all — because it’s just the story from one person’s perspective. It seems like every time one of these juicy memoirs comes out, you have two or three people who have their own version, and Jessica’s Open Book will apparently be no exception.
Nick and Vanessa broke their silence on the subject while visiting the Today show on Monday to discuss their new Netflix dating show Love Is Blind.
However, amidst the promotion, host Hoda Kotb had no choice but to ask the couple about the shocking revelations from the book Nick’s ex-wife had just written. She broached the subject as politely as possible, saying:
“I interviewed Jessica Simpson for her book, Open Book, and she talked about how she has her life with her husband and her children, and she was really, really happy for y’all.”
She added that Jess had told her the couple had “sent me something beautiful when we had our children.”
Then she asked about the child sexual abuse and addiction struggles revealed in the book, asking:
“Was this kind of news to you, Nick? Or were you kind of aware?”
Nick was very clearly NOT interested in talking about this and just said:
“I’ll be honest, I obviously haven’t read the book, so I don’t know what she said or what she revealed there. But certainly happy for her in her life and I know she is happy for us. There is definitely a mutual respect there.”
We believe Nick hasn’t read the book. We find it harder to believe he hasn’t heard about what’s in there.
So “mutual respect” may not be much for exes to offer, but considering she just wrote a book about — among other things — wanting to cheat on him a lot, it may be the best he can say under the circumstances. He then tried to put the close the door on that topic for good, saying:
“Obviously it was a long time ago and we’ve all moved on.”
Talk show subtext translation: “I’m going to ream out my publicist for not thinking to demand no questions about my ex-wife.” Ha!
But someone wasn’t quite willing to “move on” — Vanessa couldn’t help but circle back to Hoda’s comment about the gift they sent Jessica on the occasion of having a child. (Or gifts maybe? Gurl has a lot of kids! LOLz!) In any case, the gift was not from Vanessa! She said:
“I feel bad, I’m sorry, you said somebody sent her… it wasn’t us, but thank you, whoever sent it.”
Ha! So hilarious how she knew immediately she definitely never bought that woman a gift!
Then it seemed for a moment they might have been confused and thought the other had sent something at some point. Nick asked his wife:
“What did you send?”
To which she laughingly replied:
“I didn’t… I don’t know her address!”
Damn! That’s how close the exes are not, they don’t even know where the other lives!
Vanessa added again:
“But thank you whoever sent it from us.”
Ha! What do YOU think Nick and Vanessa really think about Jessica and her book??
Watch the interview for yourself (below)!
[Image via WENN/Instar.]
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