"I hope she's happy, whatever size she comes in," says the singer's ex-husband

By Lisa Ingrassia
January 30, 2009 03:25 PM
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Jessica Simpson has another defender of her curvier figure: her ex-husband and reality show costar, Nick Lachey.

“I hope she’s happy, whatever size she comes in,” Lachey tells Extra. “I wish her nothing but the best.”

Lachey, 35, joins a chorus of other celebs supporting Simpson, 28, including sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum.

“I can’t believe it’s this big of a story and people are making such a huge deal about it,” Lachey says. “I’m never ceased to be amazed by people’s reaction to things.”

2003: Nick & Jessica play Newlyweds on MTV