Thursday, October 12, 2006
Nick Dishes On Jessica
Last night Nick Lachey was a guest on David Letterman and somehow Dave got him to open up a little on his divorce.
From US Weekly ~
David Letterman: You haven’t been here in quite a long time.
Nick Lachey: It has been a long time.
DL: You were here with your then wife, the lovely Jessica [Simpson].
NL: Yes indeed.
DL: You were doing a show that was on MTV about being a newlywed at the time and, I don’t want to make you feel, maybe you don’t feel bad, I
can’t tell. But I would think that doing a show like that would maybe actually make the marriage stronger.
NL: Yeah. About that. [Audience laughs] Not so much. I don’t think so...It was among the dumber ideas I think I’ve ever seen executed in history.
DL: But at the time, there was every reason to do that show. People liked it.
NL: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And for a while, I think we actually enjoyed doing the show as well. It was just so invasive that it became a problem.
DL: Do you think that was why the marriage broke up?
NL: You know that’s one of those things where I think until you get enough hindsight and enough clarity and perspective, I don’t think you can really know what happened. But, I certainly think it was probably a factor.
DL: Are you still friends? Friendly?
NL: We are. And I think both of us have handled it about as well as we possibly could, under the microscope that we’re under and everything. But, I think, again, with time, it’ll give us a better opportunity to redefine our relationship.
DL: Have you learned anything from this?
NL: Absolutely nothing. I knew nothing going in. I know nothing now. No. I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is there’s a premium on keeping your private life private. And I think when you’re in this business, there’s always temptation to say more and say more and I think at some point, you have to draw that line and say, “This is for me. This is for us. And that’s for the public.”
DL: You’ll probably get married again one day though, right?
NL: I don’t know. It certainly hasn’t squashed my concept of love and marriage and all that. I mean, people always ask that, “Do you still believe in love?” Of course! I think that certain situations are meant to work out and others aren’t. Unfortunately, this one wasn’t.
DL: Now, when I got divorced years and years and years ago, I spent a considerable amount of time thereafter drunk. I mean, really drunk.
[NL and audience laugh]
NL: It wasn’t quite that bad but, I definitely think you go through different phases and there’s certainly a phase of, “Oh, I don’t care about anything—I’m going to throw myself into a little bit of booze and kind of numb the pain.” And I went through a little bit of that and came out on the other side and still have some sobriety left.
DL: You don’t want to tell us who you’re seeing is apparently what you’re saying then?
NL: She will remain nameless. But she knows who she is!
DL: Well, that’s important.
NL: It’s important.
DL: It is important. I dated a girl one time who didn’t know who she was and for me it was easy. [Audience laughs]