Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” memoir was reissued Tuesday on paperback – and with the new version of the book comes a new introduction and unpublished diary entries from the pop star.
In a handwritten entry, Simpson reacts by finding out that Nick Lachey – who she was married to from 2002 to 2006 – had moved in with Vanessa Minnillo (now Lachey) after their high-profile split.
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“So, Nick, are you already with someone else?” Looks like you’ve forgotten the love you told me about, ”Simpson writes, via ET. “I am saddened beyond belief. Alone in the dark, with no one to call mine. “
In the book, Simpson detailed the beginnings of their relationship, their marriage, and the divorce that followed. She wrote that things between them really fell apart when they started filming their reality show, “Newlyweds”. She accused him of having a “wandering eye” he would explode and disappear with his boys for a few days and not even marriage counseling was of much help. She claimed that they slept together once after their separation and that while it was “touching” she said there was “no more connection”. “When he came out, I knew I would never see him again,” she wrote – and she didn’t.
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Nick and Jessica finalized their divorce in 2006 and he started dating Vanessa that same year. The two married in 2011 and now share three children. Simpson, meanwhile, eventually met Eric Johnson and also has three children with him.
According to ET, Simpson also said that after the book was published, she told her daughter Maxwell about the sexual abuse she suffered as a young girl. In the memoirs, she revealed that she was abused by the daughter of a family friend from the age of 5 or 6 until the age of 12. Simpson’s decision to speak to 8-year-old Maxwell came after another abuse survivor became emotional during a book signing. .
“When she left, Maxwell asked, ‘What was she talking about? Simpson said. “This was going to have to be the time for our discussion. Parents need to seize those times when you have your children’s attention.