Jessica Simpson’s clothing company may have just reached $1 billion, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t made poor financial decisions in the past. Her biggest one? Marrying her ex Nick Lachey!
Turns out, Jessica Simpson, 35, wasn’t always the business-savvy woman that she is today. The fashion mogul stopped by CNBC’s Closing Bell on Thursday, Sept. 10, where she was asked to reveal her biggest money mistake. Her answer? Marrying her ex Nick Lachey, 41. Ouch!
The former pop singer appeared on the business news show in honor of the 10th anniversary of her now $1 billion fashion line. When asked by host Kelly Evans to name her biggest financial blunder, either personal or professional, Jessica stammered at first before giving what was something of a surprising answer. “The biggest money mistakes? I don’t know. For some reason I thought of my first marriage!” she said, laughing.
For those who may not remember, Jessica and the former 98 Degrees star were married from 2002 to 2006, during which time they starred in their own MTV reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. (Remember that whole Chicken of the Sea incident?) Unfortunately, the two decided to go their separate ways after just four years of marriage. Nick eventually moved on with Vanessa Minnillo, 34, whom he wed in 2011 and now shares two kids with: son Camden, 2, and daughter Brooklyn, 8 months. For her part, Jessica went on to date Tony Romo, 35, and John Mayer, 37, before settling down with her now-husband Eric Johnson, 35, with whom she has daughter Maxwell, 3, and son Ace, 2.
In addition to appearing on the morning show, Jessica also celebrated her company’s milestone event in style with an exclusive bash held at New York’s famous Tavern on the Green restaurant. The mother of two looked hotter than ever, stepping out in a sheer black jumpsuit that showed off her ample cleavage. Jess opted out of accessories, letting her chest do all the work. She let her platinum blonde hair down in a middle part with loose waves and she went all out with a super dark eyeliner. Gorgeous!
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— Alyssa Montemurro