Nick Lachey has been free from the Simpson family grasp for almost seven years....

It has seriously been that long? 

AND last night he finally spoke out about his ex-wife Jessica AND her dad Joe! 

The 98 Degrees frontman was put on the spot not only once but TWICE about his marriage to the pop star on last night's "Watch What Happens Live."

And while one of the questions came dring the Plead the Fifth segmant, a game where he does have the option to opt out of one question, he was game to talk...

Answering the question: "What's the best thing about no longer having Joe Simpson as a father-in-law?" 

This first video includes him speaking about his previous marriage to Jessica Simpson:

AND this second video clip includes him answering the Joe Simpson Question: