By HAL LIFSON
Nick Lachey is clearing out memories of ex-wife Jessica Simpson by selling her stuff on eBay!
Now that the former Newlyweds star has found romance again with sultry Vanessa Minnillo, Nick told pals he’s getting rid of his “Jessica shrine” and moving on with his new life and love.
The material Nick is selling on the Internet is “mostly photos and keepsakes — little mementos from the show and their TV specials,” a family friend told The ENQUIRER.
“He’s donating the proceeds to an educational charity and is hoping to walk away with some closure.”
“Jessica took the lion’s share of her photos and personal memorabilia when she moved out,” said the friend. “She’s got most of it in storage along with her personal pictures of them from their years together.
“Nick is going to hold on to the really sentimental stuff. There are a few things he can’t bare to part with.”
Nick is also selling off Jessica’s things to protect new love Vanessa’s feelings, said another source.
“Nick is planning to have Vanessa around a lot,” said the source. “In fact, word is she’s moving in to Nick’s Beverly Hills mansion soon.
“So the fewer pictures of Jessica in her pink bikini the better!”