November 13, 2014 02:15 PM

Nearly a decade after America’s Newlyweds called it quits, Nick Lachey confirms what we all suspected: He’s really happy he never had a baby with ex-wife Jessica Simpson.

“In our situation, that was probably the best thing that could have ever happened, that we didn’t have kids,” he said Wednesday on Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy on SiriusXM. “All things being equal, it was the best thing probably for both of us, that we went on with our lives.”

Nine years after that split, Lachey, 41, is now expecting his second child, a girl, with wife Vanessa Lachey, and the couple are already parents to 2-year-old son Camden John.

Simpson, meanwhile, went on to have two children – daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace Knute, 16 months – with husband Eric Johnson.

Although Lachey keeps things diplomatic while talking to McCarthy, he made it clear he’s not exactly planning any playdates with his ex.

“I wouldn’t say it’s friends and I wouldn’t say it’s enemies,” said Lachey, who released a new solo album, Soundtrack of my Life, on Tuesday. “There’s just no contact. We’ve both moved on with our lives, and I think we are very happy it went the way it went. It’s not animosity, it’s not friendship – it’s just kind of nothing.”

And just in case you were wondering, it sounds like the Lachey family doesn’t exactly support the Jessica Simpson brand.

When McCarthy asks Lachey whether he hisses at Simpson when he sees her ads, he replied, “I do not. I don’t rush right down to Macy’s and buy a bunch of clothes or shoes, but I also don’t hiss at the TV.”

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