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Jessica and Nick

Divorce Final

6/30/2006 5:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jessica & NickTMZ has obtained court documents that seal the deal on Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's divorce.

The papers, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, officially end their three-and-a-half year marriage.

As TMZ first reported, Jessica and Nick agreed to end the marriage immediately, but deal with their financial dispute at a later date.

Sources tell us that Jessica has offered Nick $1.5 million to walk away from the marriage, even though under California law Nick would be entitled to half the fortune the couple amassed during their marriage.

Click here to see the documents.

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31.

amtayj    

That is it!! Nick and Jessica are cut off, why would they do that. We all envied their marriage. But whos to say if I had cameras following me the whole time I got to know my husband I may have to leave him to. Good luck to both of them they will find happiness maybe not collectively but they can always say that they have been loved. What a beautiful thing.

3034 days ago
32.

Shirley    

Way to go comment #15, we don't know either of them. Sorry for both of their troubles.

3034 days ago
33.

Shirley    

Way to go comment #15, the public doesn't know either of them. Sorry for their troubles.

3034 days ago
34.

Christine    

I think that Nick and Jessica are doing what is best for them. We do not know everything that went on in their marriage so who are we to really judge them? If one or both were unfaithful to the other and they were that unhappy then getting divorced was the best option for them. I agree that Nick is gorgeous and that Jessica is a beautiful girl, but when they entered into marriage, Nick was the big star who was bringing in the money whereas Jessica was a mediocre pop star who was living in the shadow of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Now, the roles have switched and Jessica is bringing in the money. Sometimes that alone is enough to cause a marriage to end. I just wish them both the best of luck in life and in love.

3034 days ago
35.

trisha hood    

I think that it's funny that everyone criticizes him for the divorce. If Jessica had sued him for his fortune than everyone would say that she was entitled...Why not Nick? the law is the law no matter how you slice it and if he is entitled to half than he shoud get half. My heart goes out to them both as divorce is a nasty thing and in time they will both be better people due to this whole situation.

3034 days ago
36.

scoob    

GOD BLESS THEM BOTH.

3034 days ago
37.

PENNY-PEN    

good now NICK can go on with his life,she only need someone who looked good on her arm,and u happen to foot the bill,this was just for looks,she never really wanted to get married,it further push her career,and it's sad she used u,and when she was finished she just threw u out like trash!!!,playing with peoples emotions will get u killed,in this day and time,thank GOD u are in the right frame of mind,NICK u earned 50%of of that money,for puttin up with her stupid ass!!!,GET YOUR MONEY!!!!!...PENNY-PEN...

3034 days ago
38.

lucia    

Nick is so much better off without her, she is just a show piece with no validity to who she is... She really can't sing, and she for sure can't act.... She is just a pretty face who seems to get more dummer as she makes more money off of it., but at the end of the day what is she left with. Her fake rich self.... No real love.... empty..... only things to fill her and her big designer bags..... Nothing of substance...what a shame becasue she really is a beautiful women if she would only drop the act.... the phonieness.... but its making her very rich so she won't drop it.
Her new look, the red hair, oh honey pleaseeeee your making it worse....

3034 days ago
39.

a fan    

I agree that NOONE but those 2 know the real story behind their split. Yes, I do think Jessica was guided by her father to make this decision- but thats just an idea that came from media speculation. Noone knows how their relationship really was. I thought they made a great couple, but noone really knows what went on behind closed doors except for them. I hope they both find the perfect person for them, if not finding their way back to eachother. How any of the people on here can bash either one is ridiculous- you were NOT there- nor do you know anything beyond what was reported by the media, which is not always based on fact. Divorce is a pretty painful thing to go through- I know that first hand. Jessica hasnt talked about it and Nick dealt with it by doing what he does best- making music. I hope to see them BOTH do great things with their futures.

3034 days ago
40.

Sheri    

I am truely glad that the divorce is final for the both of them. I was a big fan of the both of them until Jessica's head got to big for herself. Nick would have to be a saint to put up with Jessica if you watched their show "The Newlywoods" you would know what I mean. He was so good to that cry baby. Her father should also be ashamed of himself for his part in destroying their marriage. Some Christen he is. Fame is truely rearing it's ugly head where Jessica is concerned. She is nothing without Nick. He also is the better singer. She may have her looks but that is all she has. I don't know where she will find a better guy that Nick. Nick always put up with her whining, crying, and just the plain fact that she is spoiled rotten. Not to mention what a slob she is. Jessica was crazy to let Nick get away. They really had a chance to have a great marriage but Jessica got to carried away with fame SHE is the one that let fame and fortune destroy her marriage. Jessica is totally a fake. I thought she was a good Christen girl. She really better do some soul searching. Nick will find somebody better then Jessica. He really has a great heart. Good luck Nick because you deserve the best and not a moron.

3034 days ago
41.

nancy vasquez    

I think that things happen for a reason. Nick is not a bad person, and neither is Jessica. I think Jessica is a brilliant woman and God is going to watch out for her because god loves the backslider and she onced served the lord as I did. This may sound tacky to you all but it's the truth. Jessica has kept her composure and her reputation, and as far as her looks - I think she's beautiful inside & out. If she had a little nip-tuck here and there - - who cares? It must have been minor because the difference is really not all that noticeable. I think many women just envy her and I think people can be cruel - very cruel. Some were even VERY cruel to her sister - BUT THEY'RE IN GOD'S HANDS AND NOBODY CAN TOUCH THEM - NOT EVEN THE DEVIL HIMSELF. Frankly, her dad is a great business-man and I admire the fact that he stands by both their daughters in ALL that they do! You go Simpson family! God bless.

3034 days ago
42.

Char    

This is just a sad commentary on society as a whole. I wish them both well but.........wow that Simpson clan is just a tad on the bizarre side

3034 days ago
43.

Angie    

They did the newleywedd show so that we could get to know them,they want the world to judge them(esp Jessica)- thats how they sale cd's and movies and sale product. When it comes to their divorce-there wouldnt even be one if she put her husband first and not her dad! MONEY MONEY MONEY! Thats all Joe Simpson knows! As long as the girls keep singing he gets richer. He put Nick in the ground and made Jessie rise(when he was nicks agent)again, he was controlling the situation. He needs to get his own talent! Im so glad to see Nick(along with Drew) taking control of his singing career etc cause he has so much talent. I do firmly believe this couple was and is meant to b together.

3034 days ago
44.

justpicky    

NICK DESERVE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION , THAT'S LIKE $1,000 IN REGULAR WORLD , NICK DESERVE 1/2 OF EVERYTHING OF THERE . THIS MAN WAS "NORMAL" HE WASN'T PHONEY LIKE JESSICA. NICK DIDNT GO INTO THIS MARRIAGE WITH NOTHING , HE HAD "MILLIONS" OF DOLLARS , HIMSELF.
THEY PUT BOTH OF THERE MONEY TOGETHER . SO WHY SHOULD HE COME OUT OF THIS MARRIAGE FOR LESS . WHILE SHE HAS MILLIONS TO GO SPENDING . JESSICA IS THE ONE WHO WENT SHOPPING ALL THE TIME , IF YOU NOTICED NICK IS THE OPPOSITE HE DIDNT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY LIKE THAT.
JESSICA , FATHER DIDNT WANT TO SEE A "HAPPY MARRIAGE" WITH NICK AND JESSICA, HE COULD OF CARELESS.

JESSICA AND HER FAMILY ARE PITFUL PEOPLE , MONEY HUNGRY , AND AS LONG AS THE 'FANS" KEEP BUYING TICKETS , CDS AND ETC.....SHE WILL JUST KEEP ON SPENDING . SORTA REMINDS ME OF ....YOU BUY , AND SHE WILL SPEND YOUR MONEY THAT YOU WORKED HARD FOR .

ASHLEY , HER SINGING IS VERY SHITTY , THE WORSE . SHE'S PHONEY TOO.

DADDY WAR BUCKS JOE WELL HE'S MONEY HUNGRY LIKE JESSICA .

THE MOTHER TINA . WELL THAT WOMEN DRESSES LIKE A SHIT BUM. SHE DOESN'T LOOK PROFESSIONAL . LOOK LIKE SHE BROUGHT HER CLOTHES FROM SALVATION ARMY .

AS FAR AS NICK , HE'S BETTER OFF TO GET AWAY FROM THIS "PHONEY" AND SHOPALCHOLIC FAMILY. HE BETTER GET 1/2 OF EVERYTHING , DONT LET JESSICA TAKE ALL THE MONEY , ALL SHE WILL DO IS SPEND IT ON STUFF , THAT SHE DOESN'T NEED.

I HAVE A GOOD NAME FOR THE "SIMPSONS" ......PHONEY FAMILY ..........

3034 days ago
45.

Cindy    

I have been a Jessica Simpson fan for along time, clear back when her pop career started. I was amazed at her voice in "I wanna love you forever". I thought she really stood out against Britney and Christina. When she started to Date Nick I liked him as well, I had no idea who he was prior to him being her boyfriend. When they broke up in 2001, I was heartbroken for them and then over joyed for them when they got back together, got engaged and then married.

I think newlyweds was there first mistake.They became overnight sensations. They had never had to deal with that and balance out there relationship before. I do think her parents were too involved and should have stepped back and let them alone. there next mistake was Jessica doing "Dukes of Hazzard". She shouldn't have portrayed herself in that light as in reality she was a wife.

They were Both linked to people during the marriage. Jessica was link to that ba, bam guy and Johnny Knoxville and Nick had been linked to Jenna Jameson(a porn star) and the college girl at the football game in Columbus. Who knbows but them if there was any trutht o those rumors. I will say that for being heartbroken Nick had seemed to move on with the other girls rather quickly.

I do think however that nick would have dropped those other girls in a minute if Jessica had agreed to work on their marriage. Jessica walked away when things got tough. She should have step out of the spotlight and made her marriage work. She needs to realize that one day Daddy isn't going to be here anymore.

I think Jessica is suffering. Her new single isn't up to task with her previous records. She looks tired, stressed and used up honestly. The light in her eye is gone. Nick seems to be doing great with his music.

I have lost alot of respect for her allowing the Divorce to continue. I hope Nick moves on from her as I would hate to see him with her again and then lose her for the third time.

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