Nick Lachey's wife Vanessa contradicts Jessica Simpson's story

There was an awkward moment when Hoda Kotb interviewed Nick and Vanessa Lachey on Monday morning.

The married couple sat down for Kotb and Jenna Bush on the Today show to talk up their new dating show called Love Is Blind when Vanessa corrected Hoda about a story.

The talk show host said she had interviewed Jessica Simpson recently and she remarked that Nick and Vanessa were so nice to send the blonde a gift. Vanessa then went out of her way to get clarification which stunned Kotb. And to make it crystal clear she never sent anything to Simpson, Vanessa then said, 'I don't even have her address!'

Claws out: There was an awkward moment when Hoda Kobt interviewed Nick and Vanessa Lachey on Monday morning. The married couple sat down for Kobt and Jenna Bush on the Today show to talk up their new dating show called Love Is Blind when Vanessa corrected Hoda about a story

Claws out: There was an awkward moment when Hoda Kobt interviewed Nick and Vanessa Lachey on Monday morning. The married couple sat down for Kobt and Jenna Bush on the Today show to talk up their new dating show called Love Is Blind when Vanessa corrected Hoda about a story

The setting: The talk show host said she had interviewed Jessica Simpson recently and she remarked that Nick and Vanessa once sent her a gift

The setting: The talk show host said she had interviewed Jessica Simpson recently and she remarked that Nick and Vanessa once sent her a gift

The exchange was very awkward and Nick looked caught in the middle.

The tense exchange began when Hoda said she interviewed Jessica recently and said that she didn't know about her 'abuse and drinking' which the blonde bombshell details in her new tell-all memoir Open Book.

Nick - who was married to Jessica from 2002 until 2006 - was put on the spot. 

'I obviously haven't read the book, I don't know what she said,' said Nick, clearly uncomfortable.

Stunned: Vanessa then went out of her way to get clarification which stunned Kobt

Stunned: Vanessa then went out of her way to get clarification which stunned Kobt

Not us! And to make it crystal clear she never sent anything to Simpson, Vanessa then said, 'I don't even have her address!'

Not us! And to make it crystal clear she never sent anything to Simpson, Vanessa then said, 'I don't even have her address!'

He then made some vague statements about how he is happy for her life - she is now married to Eric Johnson with whom she has three children - and Jessica is happy for his life so all is good. 

Hoda then said it was sweet that they sent Jessica a gift to wish her well.

That is when the interview got very odd as Vanessa looked shocked. Vanessa explains that she did not send a gift to Jessica and she then thanked whomever sent a gift to Simpson on their behalf.

Oh no she didn't: Vanessa didn't seem at all thrilled that there was any suggestion she sent a gift to this pinup; here Nick and Jessica are seen in June 2005

Oh no she didn't: Vanessa didn't seem at all thrilled that there was any suggestion she sent a gift to this pinup; here Nick and Jessica are seen in June 2005

Hoda is uncomfortable and seems to want to move on as Nick looks like he would rather be anywhere in the world but in the hot seat.

Vanessa then drives her point home as she says she doesn't even have Jessica's address. 

Nick's wife was clearly not amused with Jessica telling Hoda they sent her a gift when they didn't. And the brunette shot her spouse a look that made it obvious she was miffed. 

Then the conversation turned to the couple's new show Love Is Blind. 

Not a happy guy: Hoda is uncomfortable and seems to want to move on as Nick looks like he would rather be anywhere in the world but in the hot seat

Not a happy guy: Hoda is uncomfortable and seems to want to move on as Nick looks like he would rather be anywhere in the world but in the hot seat

Far from thrilled: And the brunette beauty shot her spouse a look that made it obvious she was miffed while on the show

Far from thrilled: And the brunette shot her spouse a look that made it obvious she was miffed while on the show

The premise is that a couple hopefully falls in love and gets engaged but they cannot see each other's face until after the engagement. And the engagement is not a flaky matter either: the two must wed after they get engaged.

'How in the world has this not be done before?' said Nick.

Vanessa said when she met Nick it was a lot of texting and phone calls until she moved to LA for him so she can relate to the show.

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