Nick Lachey opened up about his divorce with Jessica Simpson on Tuesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live while he visited with the rest of his 98 Degrees bandmates.
While playing host Andy Cohen‘s signature game “Plead the Fifth,” Jessica’s father Joe Simpson came up. Cohen asked,Â ”What is the best thing about no longer having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law?”
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Nick didn’t answer immediately, but his brother Drew Lachey did when he yelled,Â ”Everything!”
“What is the best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law … I don’t have to play grab aâ€“â€“ under the table on Easter Sunday,” Nick said to Cohen, laughing with his answer.
“I am blushing!” Cohen said.
“Our publicist is freaking out right now,” Drew, 36, told the host.
Cohen went on to ask if Lachey still watches Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, the reality show that featured the couple’s first years of marriage.Â ”Wow. Is this the part where I can plead the Fifth? It’s been years [since I've talked to Jessica]. Years. Honestly, probably six years,” Lachey said. “It was like another lifetime ago.”
“I have not. As you can imagine, that’s not popular viewing in my house. We don’t sit around as a family and watch the old DVDs,” he said.
Lachey ultimately divorced Simpson in 2005. He married Vanessa Minnillo in 2011, and welcomed a son with her in September 2012.