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Things We Learned From Jessica Simpson's New Memoir

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By Sarah Veldman

Back in the days, we only thought of her as the dumb blonde on MTV who couldn't tell the difference between chicken and fish.

It was a moment that will go down in history, not least of all, because of the look on her husband's face, as if he was re-thinking their entire marriage. Though, she and Nick Lachey divorced not long after so he obviously really was regretting a few things.

Jessica Simpson is releasing her new memoir Open Book in February, and it contains some major revelations about her life and relationships.

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Apparently John Mayer Was "Obsessed" With Her

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It was so long ago, it seems like a different life now, but Jessica dated musician and Hollywood lothario John Mayer back in 2006, before they split just a year later.

In a 2010 interview with Playboy, he called the songstress "sexual napalm" and subsequently should have put his foot in his mouth.

Now, Jessica is telling her side of things, claiming John told her he was "obsessed" with her, "sexually and emotionally."

She writes the serial dater claimed, "he wanted to have all of me or nothing." Clearly, John Mayer likes to come on strong in his relationships.

She Felt Insecure Around John Mayer

Jessica Simpson and John Mayer
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Jessica went even further into her memories of the relationship, even writing about how the two met, and the way he sent her notes in the beginning.

They met in 2005 at Clive Davis' Grammy party (as you do) and he started coming on strong pretty immediately. Though, Jessica claims she liked his intensity.

She did feel insecure around him, however, feeling she wasn't smart enough for him. Perhaps, after the whole tuna fish debacle, she had a good reason.

She writes, "He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win."

Nick Was Blindsided By Her Desire For A Divorce


Jessica met ex-husband Nick Lachey when she was just 18 years old at a Christmas Party in 1998, and the couple married in 2002. She claims it was love at first sight, and Nick fell in love with her "innocent approach to life."

However, the two split after four years of marriage. By the time Jessica asked Nick for a divorce, she says they weren't even speaking, despite his claims of being blindsided.

She writes, "He told the press he was blindsided. I don’t know how. At that point we were not even speaking to each other. Maybe he was just shocked that I stood up for myself. I don’t think he ever thought I would take the leap."

She Was Sexually Abused Leading To An Alcohol Addiction

Jessica Simpson
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The singer reveals she was sexually abused by a family friend as a child, leading to an alcohol and pill addiction.

She writes, "I was killing myself with the drinking and pills.

Jessica is now in happier days after she met Eric Johnson in May 2010. The couple now have three kids together, one of them being a daughter who was born in May 2019.

We're looking forward to reading the rest of Jessica's memoir Open Book, due to come out in February. Hopefully, we'll get in an in-depth look at the singer's life behind the scenes.

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