Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey: A Year Later

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They seemed like the perfect, reality TV couple a year ago. Then, on Thanksgiving, everything changed.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey announced their split, following three years of marriage. Since then, Simpson, 26, and Lachey, 33, whose divorce became final on June 30, have clearly moved on, as People magazine reports in its latest issue.

Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves

Simpson made shelter at her Beverly Hills mansion and has kept busy with music, movie work and a possible fling with John Mayer.

"She's doing great," Simpson's stylist and best pal, Ken Paves, told the publication, while Jessica says this Thanksgiving will be spent with family in Texas.

"I'm going to Waco with my family. I look forward to just seeing my grandparents and giving them a big hug and cooking with my grandma and my family," Simpson said. "And just kind of being normal for a little bit."

She'll probably surf the Internet for dates while there, too.

Overall, Jessica says she's "really good," - and will soon starting shooting a new movie, Blond Ambition, with Luke Wilson.

It's about "a small-town girl moving to the city and making it in the corporate world, and she never expected to make it there," she said.

Doesn't sound one bit like Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon to us. Not one bit.

Meanwhile, Lachey, who is renovating a Bel Air bachelor pad, has amped up his music career with a gold-selling album and nationwide tour.

He's also found love again with MTV's TRL host Vanessa Minnillo, 26, who he's been dating for seven months. It was actually both of their birthdays yesterday.

"The first few months were hard," a pal of Lachey's told People about life after his split from Simpson. "But Nick finally realized he was in a better place."

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Jessica Simpson Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Abilene, Texas
Full Name
Jessica Ann Simpson

Jessica Simpson Quotes

They're just the cutest couple in the world. They are adorable. Anybody would wish to be them and you can only wish them well. Just being around them inspires love and everything I sing about.

Jessica Simpson [on her sister and Pete Wentz]

It’s fun to do a small film that might be released to DVD not because it’s a horrible film, but because it’s an independent film. For people to say Employee of the Month was a flop is ludicrous. We made the money back–that’s not a flop. For people to say The Dukes of Hazzard was a flop–it opened to $30 million! If these movies are flops, why would I still make them?

Jessica Simpson
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