Newlyweds deny split
09:30 07 October 2005
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have slammed fresh rumours they have split.
The 'Newlyweds' stars have issued a statement insisting they are still together following US reports the pair's marriage is on the rocks.
Jessica's spokesman, Brad Cafarelli, said on the couple's behalf: "Nick and Jessica have not separated. Rumours to the contrary are simply not true."
The couple hit back after America's Us Weekly and Life & Style magazines both ran cover stories claiming they had split.
According to Us Weekly, the pair - whose last public appearance together was on September 11 - separated two months ago.
Life & Style claimed Jessica was spotted on a flight, crying to her personal assistant: "Nick doesn't want me anymore!"
Earlier this year, Jessica's father, Joe, admitted the couple had considered splitting - but are not divorcing.
He said at the time: "Do they fight? Hell yes, they fight. Have there been moments when Nick has wanted to leave Jessica or Jess has wanted to leave Nick? Absolutely.
"It's the same with me and my wife. If fighting is a sign of divorce, then we're all going to get divorced."
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