Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey Separating

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bill-swift - November 24, 2005

In a move that was obviously planned to take advantage of the distraction that is Thanksgiving, it has been announced that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are separating after three years of marriage. Us Weekly got the exclusive from the couple:

After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways. This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.

Of course, Egotastic! already had the story that Nick and Jessica separated almost two months ago, on October 6. When was that first US Weekly article again? Oh right, October 17...

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