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Joe Simpson speaks out on racy Nick Lachey claims

Posted by Rachel Raczka  June 4, 2013 09:42 AM

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Jessica Simpson's father, Joe, said he would "still have a beer" with his daughter's former husband, Nick Lachey, after the 98 Degrees front man trashed him on "Watch What Happens Live" last month. When host Andy Cohen had Lachey and his brother Drew on the Bravo talk show, he asked Nick, "What is the best thing about no longer having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law?"

Drew piped in first with a firm, "Everything!"

But Nick laughed it off, adding, "The best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law is I don't have to play grab-ass under the table on Easter Sunday."

The elder Lachey also added that it had been about "six years" since he last spoke to his ex-wife. "It was like another lifetime ago," he said.

The "Newlyweds" stars married in 2002 and later divorced in 2006. Lachey then wed Vanessa Minnillo in 2011 and celebrated the birth of their first child in 2012. Meanwhile, Jessica is expecting her second child with fiance Eric Johnson.

However, Joe seems to be taking the remark with stride. When approached by a TMZ camera crew outside West Hollywood's Greystone Manor with a gaggle of ladies, he told the gossip network: "I love Nick and I think he was a good husband to my daughter." He added that he would still grab a beer with the singer today, even though the comment caught him off guard.

What do you think of Joe's response? Do you think Lachey was out of line? Sound off here.

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