The following is in People online:
Jessica Simpson says she realized that her marriage to Nick Lachey was over when he opted out of accompanying her to Africa on a charity trip in October 2005.
"I went there on our three-year wedding anniversary," she tells Jane magazine for its November issue. "He stayed home."
Now, Nick is pretty much a dope. For starters, he married Simpson. For seconds, he didn't realize that wives generally like their husbands' company on trips, whether it's to the grocery store or Africa.
So why wouldn't he go? Maybe ...
He didn't trust Simpson's spelling and thought she meant ''Attica.''
He didn't know she had hired a tutor for calendar reading.
Simpson's telling him ''Madonna says that's where they sell the cutest kids.''