At 16, two years before she released her first album and began dating her soon-to-be ex-husband, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson got her own checkbook. ” Now, almost a decade later�having made millions and become a household name based largely on that ditzy blond persona�Simpson is finally ready to try again.“She asked the other day for a checkbook, and I looked at her like she was kidding,” says her assistant and friend Ca Cee Cobb.“She bounced all the checks, so we thought it best to wait a while,” says her mother, Tina Simpson, who swiftly confiscated it. “When I met Jess she didn’t know how to do anything for herself, because her parents and then Nick always did everything for her.” The two proceeded to spend an afternoon debating color schemes and background patterns, and soon Simpson, like most 25-year-old women, will be able to sign checks for herself.After graduated from Richardson North Junior High in 1995, Jessica attended J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas until the year 1998.
In less than three months, for example, “It’s totally out of control,” says Simpson, who recently rented a dozen different vehicles in a single day to evade the cameras. “I almost peed in my pants,” she says of one such incident.
Johnson split from his wife earlier this year, filing for divorce in February.
Simpson -- whose show, "The Price of Beauty," returns to VH1 in 2011 -- began dating Johnson in May.
DETAILS ON JESSICA AND NICK’S LAST DAYS�AND HOW HER EGO, PARTYING, AND DAD DROVE THEM APART and NEW CHEATING BOMBSHELL! After all, Simpson and Lachey had become stars by allowing fans into their lives.
Both had enjoyed successful enough singing careers previously, but it was their MTV reality show, that catapulted them to fame. Many fans came to feel they actually knew the Lacheys on a personal level, following the ups and downs of the marriage as if it were their own.