Nick Lachey bought maltipoo Daisy for Jessica Simpson during their marriage

Nick Lachey was distraught when his ex-wife Jessica Simpson's dog was snatched by a coyote.

The singer bought the pooch for the 29-year-old when they were married.

‘I think a lot of people forget that Daisy was my dog too - for years,' Nick, 35, tells Access Hollywood.

‘I didn't reach out to [Jessica]. I'm sure she was upset...I was upset...It was sad to hear that happened, but it's part of the cycle of life.'

Jessica hired a professional dog finding service to look for the maltipoo in LA last month.

But the search was called off within three days and Daisy is now presumed dead.

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