Report: Jessica Simpson Wants Nick Lachey Back

Is Jessica Simpson engaging in a stealth campaign to woo ex-hubby Nick Lachey back after her break-up with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo?

OK! Magazine reports that the newly single Simpson may have spent a recent, conspicuous night out with her former flame John Mayer in an effort to spark a little jealousy in Lachey and send him running back to her.

“Nick is the guy Jess knew she should be with, but they were too young and their lives catapulted so quickly into fame that they never seemed to be able to catch up,” dishes a pal of the former couple. “She’s changed so much since they split and found out a lot about herself.”

“He’ll always hold a special place in her heart. It was her first love,” the source continues. “Jess isn’t sure if Nick would give her a chance at this point, but she’d love to be friends. She says a part of her will always love him.”

If Simpson’s plan is to manipulate Lachey back into her life, she may have an uphill climb in front of her. Though Nick recently split from longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, he seems to have already moved on with a new gal, and he recently dismissed the possibility of reuniting with Simpson.

But hey, what does he know about what’s best for him? Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson should get back together?