And Nick always seemed to be carrying her around—they were so hot!All of that translated into more opportunities outside the marriage, especially for Simpson, who launched her edible beauty line Jessica Simpson Desserts and started formulating what would eventually become her booming, billion-dollar fashion brand.
"In a lot of ways, my sister really gave me the strength to pull through this really hard time.
And it was just lying there and being with her that got me through it. The song is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go. And I had to sing it."While Simpson went on to high-profile relationships with John Mayer and Tony Romobefore ultimately meeting the future husband and father of her children, Eric Johnson, Nick met the next Mrs. There was a little off-and-on turbulence before Nick and Vanessa Minnillo (now parents of three) tied the knot in 2011, but their instant connection when she starred in his "What's Left of Me" video prompted Lachey to bounce back pretty quickly from the depths of his woe."It's life, man," he told in 2009 about the breakup of his first marriage."Why does any marriage end?
The former couple met by introduction at the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1998.
At the time Nick was still a member of the popular boy band 98 Degrees and Jessica was beginning her musical career.
"People probably expected [it to be about Lachey] because of everything going on in my life, but it's not about him at all.