Nick & Jessica's Troubled Year

See the highs and lows of PEOPLE.com's Most Fascinating Couple of 2005. By Emily Fromm

MAY 25

After a Web site posted (and then quickly removed) an erroneous story that Simpson and Lachey had split, the couple shared an affectionate moment at a Calabasas grocery store. The same day, Simpson flashed her finger outside a Hollywood recording studio (inset). "See," she told the assembled photographers, "the ring is on!"