As a tribute to Jessica Simpson moving on with her life, we take a look back at this classic Movieline photo shoot. With rumors of Jessica Simpson hooking up with Dane Cook, and rumors of Nick Lachey hooking up with Vanessa Minnillo, it seems like the perfect time for the final ball to drop. TMZ has obtained documents signed by both Simpson and Lachey that show they wish a divorce decree be entered.
The documents, which TMZ obtained from the court, need a “sign off” from the presiding judge before it becomes official. The judge is on vacation until next week. Assuming he signs it — and there is no reason he wouldn’t — Judge Senit Henry could issue the divorce decree immediately. Under California law, a divorce decree cannot become final until six months after the divorce petition is filed. Jessica officially filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, just over six months ago.
Get ready for a fierce battle over the millions that Jessica Simpson earned while the couple was married. Under California law, all earnings and most other assets acquired during their marriage are divided 50/50. She has offered Nick considerably less than 50%.
More photos from Jessica Simpson’s Movieline photo shoot, after the jump.