Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey: Shocking but true - it's over!
I know this will come as a huge shock to everyone, but after three years (has it really been that long? It seems like just yesterday...) of one of the most public celebrity marriages in recent memory, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are heading to Splitsville. Is this really surprising news to anyone? In spite of the couples' attempts to keep a happy face on things, insisting there was no truth to nasty rumors their marriage was on the rocks, and showing us their mushy love on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and last year's touching Nick and Jessica's Family Christmas (oh, how a year changes things), the couple chose Thanksgiving Day to announce the demise of their marriage.
My favorite part of the press release is the part where "this is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other". Right. How come you never see a press release of the demise of a Hollywood marriage that says, "We're splitting up because X was a total SOB, he never puts the lid down on the toilet, he leaves his dirty clothes everywhere, and he slept with a stripper! Gosh!" or something more realistic like that (not that we're implying that Nick Lachey did any of those things, especially the toilet lid bit).
Who do you think will be the next Hollywood couple to call it quits? Britney Spears and Kevin Federline? Demi and Ashton? Madonna and Guy Ritchie? Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (yeah, I know they're not married, but I keep hanging onto the hope that Katie will snap out of it)? Who's next?