Sunday, July 19, 2009

Nick Lachey on Jessica Simpson: I Wish Her the Best


By Amanda Friedman

Originally posted Sunday July 19, 2009 01:40 PM EDT

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson Photo by: Andrew Marks / Retna; Kevin Mazur / WireImage
Nick Lachey on Jessica Simpson: I Wish Her the Best
Although Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, former spouses and stars of the reality show Newlyweds, now find themselves suddenly single at the same time, Lachey insists there is no reunion planned.

"I think it’s fun storytelling, but there's very little truth to any of it," the singer told PEOPLE at a party at Dusk at the Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City Saturday night. "I certainly have heard about her breakup and I wish her the best, as I’ve always done. Aside from that, there really is nothing to say."

So has he reached out to his ex-wife since her sudden split with Tony Romo? "I haven't talked to her in probably two years," Lachey says. "I wish her happiness. That’s where it pretty much ends."

As for his own recent breakup with girlfriend of three years, Vanessa Minnillo, Lachey doesn't seem to be too torn up over it. "I'm in a good place," he says. "I've learned, through years of not only being in this business, but being in relationships, that you have to take it as it goes. With every experience, you learn something about your life, and you try to take that and move on and be a better person because of it. We'll see what happens."

More Reality TV?

Lachey has been focusing on his music lately. His new album, Coming up for Air, will be released this October, and the first single will come out next month. "It's reflective of a lot of different sides of me. It's still pop but it’s a little more produced. It's weird because music has changed so much, and as you get older, you have to see where the music scene is going but at the same time be true to who you are. I can't really go out and do what I used to do, it's just a different game."

While he has no plans for a return to reality television, he doesn’t rule it out. "I would never do it the way it was done with us – with people living in your house, essentially, and having 24-hour access to your life, in your home. That, to me, was not a healthy way to go about it. But I think that anyone that kinda denies the success of reality TV is kidding themselves."