“We were laughing so hard because [my mom] was trying to talk to me and I’m in the trunk.”Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Simpson, now single for the first time in her adult life, wants to have a little fun.She’s made even more headlines by hanging out at the notoriously rowdy Chateau Marmont with the likes of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and serial cad Jude Law.“I feel like everybody’s always out to get me, and that’s a weird feeling,” she says of the press, which seems to link her to a new man every week.“But you can let the chaos consume you or you can stand next to the chaos and just walk along with it.” And so today, hoping to avoid what she refers to as “that spiral thing” that happens when a celebrity can no longer handle the spotlight, Simpson has temporarily relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she has rented a gated house high up in the hills.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.
“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.At its height, more than four million viewers tuned in each week to watch their fights over laundry, cuddle sessions on the couch and unintentionally hilarious conversations (“Is this chicken, what I have here? And so in Hollywood, where celebrity divorces are not exactly uncommon, this breakup has attracted more than its fair share of attention.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.I really am in a comfortable place.”Anyone who has picked up a tabloid in the last six months would be surprised to hear that.Simpson is in the midst of a messy divorce, and, week after week, her distraught face has appeared on the cover of the gossips under headlines exclaiming SPLIT! Though the two repeatedly denied the claims, the public’s interest was piqued.