Now, a producer who worked on the MTV series is speaking out about what the real culprit was that came between Lachey and Simpson.Turns out, it's a lot simpler (and less salacious) than the tabloids suggested in 2005.producer Sue Kolinsky, the thing that really drove these one-time sweethearts apart was the fact that they were just so different.Simpson was only 22 when she married Lachey, who was seven years older than her, and it made a world of difference."He was frugal, and she had excessive taste," Kolinsky told the outlet. The only thing they really had in common was their music.She was really young; I think he's seven years older than her.
Former "Total Request Live" host Minnillo and former boy-bander Lachey appeared together on the channel long before they began dating in 2006. Mini crush." Later, after Lachey finalized his divorce from pop princess and "Newlyweds" co-star Jessica Simpson, he and Minnillo went public as a couple.Once upon a time, it didn't seem like the worst idea ever for couples to do a reality show about their lives. And that's thanks to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, who were instrumental in ushering in a whole new genre of entertainment—for the world and for MTV—when they agreed to star in the pioneering , after tying the knot on Oct. They weren't exactly newlyweds anymore when the show premiered on Aug.19, 2003, with gauzy images of their wedding and sexy shots from home unfolding to the strains of 98 Degrees' "I Do (Cherish You)." But close enough—and what doesn't scream "till death do us part" like immediate product placement in the form of Nick singing the theme song?That brings us to now when the pair announced their engagement.They got engaged on Thursday in California, and Lachey made the announcement on his Twitter. "If anyone's heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true! She famously announced she had remained a virgin until her marriage.