Be on the lookout for the new Rolling Stone issue (out this week) where Nick is interviewed about how his marriage to Jessica fell apart. Nick says he didn’t know his marriage was over until Jessica told him (ouch). He also says that Newlyweds blurred the line between playing a part on the show and what actually was reality. Some other quotes from Nick’s interview:
“I don’t pretend to understand (former father-in-law) Joe (Simpson). … I don’t know if he ever liked me. To this day I couldn’t say. It was painful. Do I think Joe drove a rift between us? No. Was he an influence in our marriage? Absolutely.”
“I don’t know if there were other men. But if she did cheat, it was the result of something bigger, not the reason we didn’t work. … Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had just walked in the house and found her in bed with a guy. That would be clear-cut. End of story. I wouldn’t have to deal with the uncertainty of adultery.”
“It breaks my heart that I couldn’t make Jessica happy,” he mumbles, his chin pressed into his chest. “I wanted to be everything to my wife. I wanted her to look at me with love in her eyes, the way she did at the beginning, and have her feel like I was the most wonderful, awe-inspiring man on the planet. And when that stopped, it was the worst feeling in the world. I’d marry her all over again because I still love her. It would be a lot easier to walk away if I didn’t.”
Update: The article is now online!