For a little while, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were the all-American dream couple who invited us into their homes via reality TV. Then their marriage went the way most celebrity romances go – straight to Divorceville.
Re-watching the three seasons of the musical couple’s TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica only tells us so much about the couple, but one of the show’s producer has given us an insight into what really went on behind the scenes.
Producer Sue Kolinsky told Complex that Jessica and Nick really were who they appeared to be – and it was those differences that were their downfall in the end.
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“You could feel there was tension between the two of them. They were very different people,” Kolinsky said.
“He was a blue-collar guy — he did a lot of things himself, like he and his brother would build things. He was frugal, and she had excessive taste. In the end they weren’t suited for each other. The only thing they really had in common was their music.
“She was really young; I think he’s seven years older than her. He wanted a family, and her father thought maybe she was too young … Her father was very involved in her life.”
As for Jessica’s “dumb blonde” moments, that had viewers either sitting in disbelief or mocking her mercilessly Kolinsky says they were all real and unscripted.