Jessica Simpson has come a long way since her marriage to Nick Lachey. When the two were together, she was a pop-music princess and a rising reality-TV star.
But since their 2006 split, Simpson's life has taken some major turns. She's married to Eric Johnson, she's a mother of two, and she's the mogul behind a billion-dollar retail empire.
During an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell," Simpson admitted that now she views her time with Lachey as a big mistake — at least when it comes to dollars and cents.
The surprising reveal came when anchor Kelly Evans asked Simpson about past financial blunders.
"The biggest money mistakes? I don't know," Simpson said. After a pause, she added, "For some reason I thought of my first marriage!"
Evans assured her that response wasn't rare. "That's actually a common answer, believe it or not."
Simpson didn't elaborate about why she felt the marriage was a money mistake, but their shared reality show, "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," was a success at the time.
It's just not the sort of success she wants to revisit.
"That's very rear view [mirror]," she recently told TODAY. "Having a camera on me at all times, I mean, we all know I stick my foot in my mouth a little bit too much."
Now she's looking ahead at a return to music and continued investment in her clothing, beauty and more brand. As for her financial future, Simpson told "Closing Bell," "I always say I'm ready for another billion."