The media continues to tear them apart. Page Six reports that the couple will not be sharing their third anniversary together. Jessica will be in Kenya with Operation Smile while Nick is staying behind for work commitments in LA. They also report the couple have been living separate lives.
Upon their return last Friday, Lachey ditched Simpson to party in Las Vegas, and "Jackass" star Bam Margera â€” who had a fling with Simpson earlier this year â€” confirmed to Us Weekly that she had left Lachey. More evidence the two have split? Simpson, who now lives with her assistant Cacee Cobb, is spending her third wedding anniversary alone, in Africa. Sources tell PAGE SIX that Simpson, her dad, Joe, and Cobb will travel to Nairobi for Operation Smile â€” her pet charity that fixes cleft lips â€” for 10 days. The trio will have a safari elsewhere in Kenya â€” all without Lachey. A rep for Simpson says: "Operation Smile is an organization that is very special to Jessica, and she is looking forward to participating in more missions. Nick will be unable to join Jessica on the next trip because of work commitments in Los Angeles."
Please people - maybe their Italy trip was their way of celebrating since they knew they could not be together next week. Maybe I am just totally naive, but I wonder how long they would last if we just left them alone for a few months or years.
UPDATE: Just to set the record straight, Nick did say they were celebrating an early anniversary and that everything is perfect between him and Jess.