The show became a pop culture phenomenon, and made Simpson and her husband household names.
Her third studio album, In This Skin (2003), became her most successful album to date; it sold over seven million copies worldwide.
The album sold over four million copies worldwide, and spawned the top three hit "I Wanna Love You Forever" (1999).
Hoping to achieve further success with her second album, Simpson adopted a more mature image for the release of Irresistible (2001).
The claims were denied at the time by a representative for the Simpson family.
Well, this is more than slightly awkward — an irreverent Jenny Mc Carthy grilled Nick Lachey during an interview on Wednesday, Nov.“I’ve moved on, clearly she’s moved on, and we’ve taken the kind of attitude now, at least I have, where I’m just not going to talk about this anymore,” says Nick, who was married to the fashion designer from 2002 to 2006.“I mean, it’s time for everyone to kind of move on and let that be a thing of the past.” Nick and Jessica before their split in 2005.Simpson revealed that since her father gave her a purity ring when she was 12, she remained a virgin until her wedding night. "Joe said that Jessica deserved someone so much better than Nick," the insider claimed."Of all the things about myself, staying a virgin until my wedding night is the thing that makes me most proud. I wouldn't have to deal with the uncertainty of adultery."A major problem in their relationship was her father, Joe Simpson, and Lachey blamed him for problems in their marriage. "He said he was completely not right for her and he was so bitter at the end. Absolutely," he told introduced Lizzie Rovsek, who had a past with Lachey. 1, 2006 -- two months after Simpson filed for divorce -- he was reportedly spotted leaving the parking garage of Rovsek's Los Angeles apartment, and two nights later, they met up in a West Hollywood nightclub.Jessica's juicy flings, rumored beaus, and serious boyfriends!“You have to do your best to separate the two because you can’t control the way that things are edited, and you can’t control the way the public perceives the way things are edited,” the 41-year-old shares.RELATED: Nick Lachey: "Becoming a Dad's the Best Thing I've Ever Done — We Definitely Want More!And Nick might've wanted to keep his phone switched off as his ex, Jessica Simpson, is apparently livid over a dig he made regarding her father Joe, who has split from her mother after several decades together and is rumoured to be dating a younger man.Nick shocked viewers of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo last Tuesday night when he told host Andy Cohen: 'The best thing about not having Joe Simpson anymore as a father-in-law is I don’t have to play grab-ass under the table on Easter Sunday.' Expect trouble: Nick Lachey may be about to find himself facing the wrath of the Simpson clan after the singer accused his former father in-law Joe of touching him under the table at family gatherings during an interview on Bravo on Tuesday Tricky question: Host Andy Cohen was even shocked when Nick responded 'The best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father in-law is I don't have to play grab ass under the table on Easter Sunday' Recently tabloids reported Joe had started dating a much younger male model and club promoter after splitting from his wife of 34 years.