Remember those hilarious gay rumors about Jessica Simpson’s father last year? Well, just like his music, 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey is so far behind the times, he’s trying to cash in on them again.
In 2012, an aspiring
male model male escort accused Joe Simpson of allegedly having a sexual relationship with him. As a result, his wife pretended to commit suicide and Jessica Simpson gained a ton of weight. (Who knew Ashlee would turn out to be the sane one?)
Flash forward to last Tuesday night, when Nick Lachey told Andy Cohen on an episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that “the best thing about not having Joe Simpson anymore as a father-in-law is I don’t have to play grab-ass under the table on Easter Sunday.”
Later realizing the botched gay joke would probably hinder his already-flopped new album’s sales, Lachey admitted “It may not be [funny] tomorrow, but it is tonight.”
According to Radar Online and a source close to Jessica Simpson, she was “mortified!” by Nick’s insensitive comments. “Jessica was disappointed that he would even speak about her at all,” the source continued. “It’s been eight years since they married and six years since they last spoke. Jessica doesn’t feel that Nick has a right to speak about her business anymore.”
We don’t know what’s worse: Nick Lachey’s gay jokes or the fact that he managed to get on late night television!