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Jessica Simpson opens up about Nick Lachey marriage: 'It was my biggest money mistake'

Published 11/09/2015 | 08:48

Singers Jessica Simpson (R) and Nick Lachey arrive to the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Singers Jessica Simpson (R) and Nick Lachey arrive to the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
Ace Knute Johnson, Eric Johnson,Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show

They were an noughties power couple, but Jessica Simpson (and her bank balance) has more than a few regrets about marrying Nick Lachey.

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The singer turned businesswoman, whose clothing and lifestyle company The Jessica Simpson Collection is valued at more than $1bn, said her marriage to the former boybander was her biggest financial mistake.

"The biggest money mistakes? I don't know. For some reason I thought of my first marriage," she said while appearing on CNBC's Closing Bell.

Host Kelly Evans replied: "That's actually a common answer believe it or not."

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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The couple were married from 2002 to 2005, and dated for four years before that.

They never signed a prenuptial agreement with a source telling People at the time that Simpson was urged not to sign one as her husband-to-be out earned her at the time.

At the time of their separation, Jessioca's net worth was estimated at $35m, while Nick's was $5m. The final settlement was never revealed but it was reportedly less than half of their combined fortune to avoid a legal drama.

Jessica Simpson attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
Jessica Simpson attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)

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They have both moved on with Lachey marrying tv presenter Vanessa, whom he has two children Camden (two) and Brooklyn (eight months) with; while Simpson is married to former NFL player Eric Johnson and also has two children Maxwell Drew (three) and Ace Knute (two).

Meanwhile, Jessica added to CNBC: "I always say I'm ready for another billion."

"I still think that people don't take me completely seriously," she added, while celebrating her collection's 10th anniversary in New York earlier this week.

Ace Knute Johnson, Eric Johnson,Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show
Ace Knute Johnson, Eric Johnson,Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show

"I have some doubters out there. But hopefully we'll continue to be about ten years from now and they'll be wrong."

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