I was so Happy to be a part of this Christmas video Alyssa put together for Jeff! =)
Monday, January 23, 2017
I was so Happy to be a part of this Christmas video Alyssa put together for Jeff! =)
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Nick Lachey and Donnie Wahlberg are teaming up again, but this time they’re bringing their boy bands to the small screen.
The 98 Degrees frontman stopped by PEOPLE Now to talk about his new TV project with the New Kids on the Block member, a comedy inspired by their former boy bands reuniting later in life and the struggles that come along with it.
“We put our heads together and said, ‘This sounds like a great show,’ ” says Lachey. “There’s a lot of material there that’s pretty comedic, and it will be a lot of fun.”
Although the show is still in its beginning stages, Entourage creator Doug Ellin is working on the script so they can cast and shoot a pilot.
“I’m very excited about it, I expect big things,” Lachey shares, teasing that “there’ll be a lot more to talk about later this year.”
On top of the humorous element to the show, the father of three with wife Vanessa wants audiences to know that being in a boy band isn’t a piece of cake.
“A lot of times there’s misconceptions about boy bands and sometimes people tend to discount the talent of a boy band — ‘Ah, it’s just fluff. It’s nothing,’ ” he says. “But when you’re in a boy band, it’s like being in any other band. You work your ass off. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it; there’s a lot of talent that’s out there on that stage.”
He continues, “Then to come back and do it later in life, it’s crazy it’s a whole other set of challenges. I’m just excited for people to see that world.”
Although Lachey says both New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees have big plans this year, including a New Kids on the Block tour with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men this summer, the groups may reunite on the road once again.
“There’s always a chance,” Lachey teases. “As long as we enjoy performing together, which we do, I don’t see any reason to stop.”
Friday, January 20, 2017
Unknown to the masses, the foursome decided to travel across the country to get the word about their first studio effort and lead single, “Invisible Man.” Needless to say, touring was far from glamorous. Life on the road is probably what Lachey, 43, remembers most about that time.
“In the summer of ’97 we literally got into a motor home with our picture painted on the side and drove ourselves across the country — from gig to gig,” Lachey told The Huffington Post. “We’d literally drive all night and show up in Myrtle Beach and play some 18-and-older club and then we’d get back in the motorhome. And it was a real hustle back in those days to try and make it, to try and differentiate yourselves. Those were some of my fondest memories — kind of up against-the-wall mentality and just going out there and scrapping and trying to get a foothold in the music business.”
The boy band went on to score a radio hit with “Invisible Man,” helping them to gain a sizable following. On the heels of that initial success, 98 Degrees put out their sophomore album in 1998, charting with the singles “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing.” A few years after releasing their third album, “Revelation,” in 2000, 98 Degrees went on a long hiatus only to return to the scene in 2012. The guys unveiled a new studio effort in 2013 and have been touring pretty steadily ever since, leaving those early motor home days far behind.
Now Lachey says there’s possibly some new projects in the works this year.
“We are looking to do new music and potentially going out on the road again,” Lachey said. “I think what last year did for us was remind everybody how much fun we still can have and be onstage together and performing again. So we’re definitely looking to doing something this year, nothing that I can confidently announce at this point.”
For his part, Lachey has been busy with a few side projects, including hosting Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest, where fans can submit their new potato chip flavor ideas for a chance at a $1 million prize.
And then there’s his growing family. Lachey’s wife, Vanessa, gave birth to the couple’s third child ― a baby a boy named Phoenix Robert ― in December.
Suffice it to say, Lachey’s life is quite different now than when 98 Degrees formed in the ‘90s.
“It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by, but I’m also very lucky to be here to say that 20 years later we’re still able to do what we love to do and still be able to work in this business,” Lachey said. “I’m very thankful to all the fans and people who have supported us all these years.”
“It’s kind of cliché but communication is the biggest thing in a relationship,” the multitalented 98 Degrees member tells PEOPLE Now. “You have to talk, you have to express yourselves. You don’t want to look back and resent not being heard.”
Though there’s no doubt they have a strong relationship after five years as husband and wife, Lachey, 43, reveals, “I don’t think there’s necessarily anything that’s rock solid about any marriage.”
“It’s always about that balance, especially when you have kids,” he adds.
He and Vanessa, 36, tied the knot in 2011, and the two welcomed their third child, Phoenix Robert, last month. They also share daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2, and son Camden John, 4.
Despite keeping busy as a new dad to three, Lachey recognizes the importance of “spending time with the kids but also carving out the time for the two of you.”
“It’s important you spend time together just the two of you, but family’s everything so it’s important to spend time with the family.”
Monday, January 16, 2017
Nick Lachey welcomed their third child, Phoenix Robert Lachey, over the holiday weekend, taking to Instagram Monday to break the news.
"We had our Christmas miracle," the actress/TV personality and singer-songwriter wrote in duplicate posts, which showed their newborn son gripping Vanessa's hand. "Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE You very much! #LacheyPartyOf5"
The couple, who wed in 2011, welcomed their daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey on Jan. 5, 2015, and their eldest son Camden on Sept. 12, 2012.
Nick has previously opened up about how fatherhood impacted him, tellingPeople magazine in May 2013: "I had a lot of expectations for what fatherhood would be because I thought about it for so long but when it happens, it blows your mind every day. This little creature that you created, that looks to you and depends on you, and just brings you so much joy, you just can’t put it into any kind of words. Your kids are the biggest blessing you could ever possibly have in life."
Hence, the emphasis on prioritizing their children as they continue to juggle professional opportunities.
"Nick and I always put our family first," Vanessa told Hollywood Take in December 2015. "If you do that, everything else falls into place. If an opportunity pops up that doesn’t allow our family life or where we can’t be together, then we pass on it. It’s all about time management and prioritizing. You can manage your day because you know you’re doing everything for your family."
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Three is definitely the magic number when it comes to Nick Lachey‘s kid count.
“[My wife Vanessa] and I always, in the back of our minds, wanted three kids. So here we are at three, and it’s awesome,” the 98 Degrees member tells PEOPLE.
But just because the Lacheys have an idea in mind doesn’t mean they will necessarily cap their family expansion after the recent birth of son Phoenix Robert, 2 weeks.
“Short of a surgical procedure, I guess it’s always an option, but I’ve given up on trying to predict these things,” jokes Lachey, 43. “Apparently there’s a way to make babies and we’re fairly good at it, so you never know. But I think right now, three feels like a very good number.”
Though the singer is busy being a new dad to three kids — he and Vanessa also share daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2, and son Camden John, 4 — he admits Phoenix is giving him a very important role since his arrival on Christmas Eve.
“Right now he’s [a] newborn, so it’s more about Mom than it is about Dad,” Lachey says. “But the cool thing about that is it’s given me a lot of time to spend with the other two and pal around with Camden and Brooklyn.”
Lachey admits that though he’s a “slightly bigger pushover” than his wife, he says both he and Vanessa are easier on their kids “in different ways.”
“There’s definitely something to the ‘Daddy’s girl’ thing — my daughter can have her way with me pretty easily,” he explains, “although she’s now turning 2 and it’s starting to get to be the terrible twos, where you gotta put the hammer down a little bit.”
He adds, “She’s still adorable, it’s just she’s adorable [while] she’s screwing up.”
The father of three’s older son does take after Dad in one very special way, though.
“Camden loves to sing, so this summer, when we were touring, he came out [during 98 Degrees’ performance of ‘Because of You’] and followed Dad around stage and sang,” Lachey recounts.
“You can tell that music is definitely something he’s into,” he adds. “And that’s what’s cool — you don’t know what your kids are gonna be drawn to or what’s gonna excite them and what’s gonna motivate them. So it’s cool to see their personalities develop and see the things that they lean toward.”
Considering he has had almost half a decade to build up his parenting skills after fathering two sons and a daughter, it’s no surprise that the singer has some serious wisdom to impart.
“I think, as parents, it’s our job to support those things and try and encourage them in those areas,” Lachey says of the role he is playing in his kids’ lives as they grow.
“What’s really cool is they’re all so different in their own ways, and you don’t really see that until they start to get older and get their personality,” he adds. “But they’re all so unique and different, and you love the different things about them in different ways.”