He’s got jokes.
Nick Lachey seemingly shaded ex-wife Jessica Simpson during the Season 3 reunion of “Love Is Blind” that dropped on Thursday.
While speaking with contestant Matt Bolton – who was married to his high school sweetheart before saying “I do” to Colleen Reed – Lachey fist-bumped him and said, “Marriage is always better the second time.”
The 98 Degrees singer made the dig while sitting next to his second wife, Vanessa Lachey, with whom he co-hosts the Netflix show.
“Cheers, bud,” Bolton said in response.
Fans took to social media to call out the singer for the “disrespectful” dig at Simpson.
“say what you will about love is blind season 3 but nick lachey did not have to bring jessica simpson into this,” one person tweeted, while another wrote, “Nick Lachey DID NOT just say ‘hey marriage is always better the second time, right?’ Oh my God.”
A third viewer wrote, “Nick Lachey bumping fists with Matt about his first marriage to Jessica Simpson did not sit well with me.”
Nick, 49, famously wed the “Dukes of Hazzard” star, 42, in 2002, and their tumultuous relationship was chronicled on the MTV reality show “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.”
Simpson eventually filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” in late 2005, and their split was finalized the following year.
Nick quickly moved on with current wife Vanessa, 42. The two tied the knot in 2011.
The couple now share three kids: Camden, 10, Phoenix, 5, and Brooklyn, 7.
Simpson, for her part, wed NFL star Eric Johnson in 2014, and the pair share three children: Maxwell, 10, Ace, 9, and Birdie, 2.