Jessica Simpson Just Got the Sweetest Revenge on Everyone Who Laughed at Her for That “Chicken by the Sea” Comment
These days, it’s the Kardashians and the Real Housewives that captivate America with even their most mundane household activities, but back in 2003, it was Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, who gave us a glimpse into their married life with Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.
While there were plenty of fun-filled moments to be had (like when Simpson thought Buffalo wings were made of actual buffalo, or when Lachey tried to bond with her dad), there was *one* moment in particular that no one can forget, even 14 years after the show’s demise (and 11 years after they filed for divorce).
The clip in question features Simpson dolled down while lounging on the couch with a bowl of tuna. “Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish?” she asks. “I know it’s tuna, but it says chicken. By the sea,” she clarifies.
Lachey, dumbfounded, doesn’t answer right away, staring at his ex-wife as she begins to laugh. “Is that stupid?” she asks. Lachey is at a loss for words, looking away before glancing back at her once more and shaking his head. “You act like you’ve never had tuna before,” he says.
“Why is it called chicken by the sea, or in the sea?” she asks innocently before Lachey breaks it down for her. “It’s chicken OF the sea is the brand. You know, ‘cause a lot of people eat tuna, like, a lot of people eat chicken? It’s like chicken OF the sea,” he says. “I understand,” she concedes. “I read it wrong.”
Though Simpson received plenty of flack for her mistake from not only her husband, but flabbergasted fans the world over, the 36-year-old is now having the last laugh after a bit of Whole Foods news seemed to validate her errant question.
Taking to Instagram, she posted a hilarious headline from a Time magazine article, reading, “Whole Foods discovers its chicken salad accidentally has tuna.” You don’t say!
“It happens to the best of us, @wholefoods,” the businesswoman quipped.
What’s more, the chicken salad in question (all 440 pounds of it) was Buffalo-flavored (the irony!) and is being recalled from stores in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, as tuna is a known allergen for some.
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) November 28, 2016
It’s not the first time the fashion designer has been vindicated for her joke: Back in November, she also had support in the form of a tweet, which showed a photo of a chicken swimming along in the sea. “#ChickenoftheSea,” she joshed.
Who’s laughing now, Nick!?
What was your favorite Newlyweds moment? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(Photos via Neilson Barnard/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)