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Simpson ex Lachey: She's happy now

Jessica Simpson's ex Nick Lachey has said he is relieved that the former couple didn't have kids together.

Singer and actress Jessica - now of a mum of two with husband Eric Johnson - and musician and TV star Nick were married for three years before splitting in 2005, and featured in their own reality show Newlyweds.

Interviewed by Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM show Dirty, Sexy, Funny, Nick admitted: "In our situation, that was probably the best thing that could have ever happened that we didn't have kids.

"And look, you're always going to love your kids no matter how you feel about their other parent, but all things being equal, it was the best thing probably for both of us that we went on with our lives," US Weekly reported that he told the show.

"She's obviously happily married with two and I'm happily married and about to have two so it all worked out the way it was kind of meant to work out," he added.

The singer, who has a son with wife Vanessa Minnillo an is expecting another child, said of his relationship with Jessica now: "It's not animosity, it's not friendship, it's just kind of nothing."

And asked whether he hisses at the TV when his ex appears to promote her fashion lines, he joked: "I don't rush right down to Macy's and buy a bunch of clothes or shoes, but I also don't hiss at the TV - it's somewhere in the middle."

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