What don't people know about Jessica? "That I'm a good cook," she tells PEOPLE. "I make a good Texas chili, I make Thanksgiving dinners."
Any plans to have a baby? "I don't think I am going to get pregnant," says Jessica. "I am trying not to. But we might get a dog."
Thong or brief? "Depends on what kind of mood I'm in," she says.
What's next? A sitcom on ABC, in which Jessica plays Jessica Sampson, a pop-culture figure – much like herself – who becomes a reporter for a TV newsmagazine.
Weeks before her October 2002 wedding to Nick, Jessica was haunted by a bride's nightmare: "I kept having a dream that I'm walking down the aisle in a Juicy sweatsuit," she says. (Don't worry: Jessica wore a Vera Wang gown on the big day.)
What is Jessica and husband Nick Lachey's special song? "Cherish the Day" by Sade. "It's actually what I got engraved on his wedding band," she says.