MAY 6 2009 00:29h
Jessica is glad she was married, even though she hasn`t spoken to her former husband `in years`.
The 'With You' singer - who divorced Nick in 2005, after three years of marriage - is glad she was married, even though she hasn't spoken to her former husband "in years".
The 28-year-old singer also defended her decision to star in MTV reality show 'Newlyweds', insisting the programme didn't destroy her relationship. She said: "The show made me understand what marriage is, what love is, what commitment is. In all honesty, I believe it did not affect our marriage.Because we enjoyed watching those episodes, and that will always be a time I cherish."
Jessica - who was just 22 years old when she walked down the aisle - revealed she has been desperate to find a husband since she was a teenager. She added to Vanity Fair magazine: "It was what we all wanted. Go to college, get married, and have babies. It was my way of thinking. At 16,
every boyfriend I had I was going to marry."
Jessica is now dating American football star Tony Romo, but the relationship hasn't been smooth sailing.
Fans of Tony's team, the Dallas Cowboys, think Jessica is unlucky, and have tried to ban her from all games to avoid the "Jessica Jinx".
She said: "We don't let it affect our relationship. If we did, we wouldn't be together, because it happened at the very beginning.
"Dating the Cowboys quarterback comes with hype, the fans, the bloggers, but I've never dated a guy that was more simple. I'm always there for him after a game, and he knows he has me to come home to."