Comedian George Lopez has gone public with his apology to Jessica Simpson after poking fun at her marriage split at the People's Choice Awards earlier this month (JAN06).

The Latino funnyman sent Simpson flowers after learning how hurt she was by his comments and now he's speaking out about his remarks, which featured a joke about the pop star's estranged husband, Nick Lachey, being employed as a seat-filler at the awards show.

He says, "I did send her flowers and it's very uncomedic to send flowers.

"I didn't realise it (People's Choice Awards) was her first time out after all that (split) and I felt a little bit like I may have ambushed her."