Joe Simpson has nothing but love for former son-in-law Nick Lachey, despite Lachey's recent harsh comments.
Lachey made an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in early May and slammed Simpson in a joking manner. The singer told host Andy Cohen, "The best part of divorcing Jessica [Simpson] was not having to play grab ass under the table [with Joe] at Easter Sunday."
Lachey's brother, Drew Lachey, was also on the show and exclaimed that the best thing about being free from Simpson is "Everything!"
TMZ recently asked Joe how he felt about Nick's comments, to which he had nothing but praise for the singer. Joe said, "I love Nick. I love Nick. And I think he was a good husband to my daughter. And I would still have a beer with him today."
Watch the video here:
Nick and Jessica got married in October 2002 and documented their life together on the popular MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The show lasted for three years, after which the couple separated in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2006.
Nick noted that his relationship with Jessica and the reality series felt "like another lifetime ago." He also told Cohen, "as you can imagine, [Newlyweds is] not popular viewing in my house. We don't sit around as a family and watch the old DVDs."
Lachey married television personality Vanessa Minnillo in 2011. The couple has an 8-month-old son named Camden.
Jessica got engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson. The couple has one daughter, Maxwell, and has another on the way, a boy. They reportedly plan to marry soon after their second child is born.
Nick, 39, is on tour with his band 98 Degrees, who reunited in 2012 after seven years apart. Their new album, 2.0, was released on May 7. It is their first album in 13 years.
Watch Nick's comments here during his appearance on Cohen's talk show: