Newlyweds on the rocks?
09:30 11 March 2005
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have been photographed without their wedding rings - sparking speculation their marriage could be doomed.
The sexy couple, who star in MTV's 'Newlyweds' together, were snapped with bare wedding fingers as Jessica went shopping and Nick went out with his friends.
Friends say Nick and Jessica, who married in October 2002, have been feeling the strain of married life recently and are experiencing some difficulties in their relationship.
However, last month, Jessica vowed nothing would break-up her marriage to Nick - despite allegations he cheated on her.
The stunning singer claimed his 'secret' dinner date with ex-girlfriend Jordana Jarjura was totally "innocent", despite the fact she knew nothing about it.
She said: "I trust Nick totally, and he trusts me. We are committed to our relationship.
"There are lessons to be learned from that dinner. Now Nick and I will tell each other about something like this ahead of time."
The blonde beauty also denied claims that their conflicting work schedules were affecting their relationship.
She added: "He's always the last person I talk to before I go to sleep."
Last year, the couple's marriage was alleged to be on the rocks after sources claimed that Nick was clashing with Jessica's parents.
A friend revealed at the time: "He feels like he is trying to have his own career and Jessica's parents give him no respect. They don't treat him well. Once the MTV cameras have gone, Nick wants some time alone."
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