Singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey split up

Thursday, November 24, 2005

After a three-year marriage featured in the MTV Series "Newlyweds", Jessica Simpson, 25, and Nick Lachey, 32, have announced their separation. In a joint statement, the two claimed the split to be "the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other". Jessica Simpson recently played Daisy Duke in a movie remake of The Dukes of Hazzard, while Nick Lachey is a former member of the band 98 Degrees. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have been the subject of numerous tabloid rumours about their failing marriage, and as recently as October 2005 had denied their marital woes to the press.