Simpson and Lachey appear on the cover of People after they separate. Lachey thinks he is entitled to spousal support and Simpson does not want to pay. Lachey on receiving a gala award:
In all honesty, it is a little ironic to receive this award right now. Because in some ways I feel like this is a point in my life when I’ve never been more afraid. I’d like to thank the people who allow me to be fearless. My friends and my family.