Defamer Real Estate: Jessica Simpson's $3 Million Coping Mechanism

People magazine reports that Jessica Simpson, having spent a full two weeks mourning the dissolution of her sham marriage to Nick Lachey, has already found her groove again in the form of a $3 million home in Beverly Hills:

"She's happy to have a house that's hers," someone close to the pop star tells PEOPLE. "This is the first time she's making her own decisions." Among them: keeping the divorce proceedings as quiet as possible by requesting the case be assigned to a private judge and not aired in open court.


Some details are known, however. Simpson asked that she not pay alimony to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Nick Lachey though it s not clear that Lachey ever wanted it.

He may not want any of Simpson's pity money now, but once the coffers run dry and ABC politely turns down his pitch to reformat The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour as The Dave and Carmen Variety Hour Featuring Neighbor Nick, we imagine Lachey will start to regret not having fought harder for his rightful piece of the fortune his marriage of mutual career convenience helped amass.