Friday, December 25, 2020

Vanessa Lachey and Husband Nick Lachey Find 'a Lot of Silver Linings' This Year to Teach Their Children (Exclusive)

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2020 hasn't been an easy year, with many people losing their jobs, falling victim to COVID-19, and businesses being forced to shut down. However, Vanessa Lachey and husband Nick Lachey have found a few "silver linings" and are using those experiences to teach their children, including helping them understand the importance of giving back. In an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Lachey said she and her family are making a few new traditions and memories this year and shared how she and her family plan on spending the holidays.

"Nick and I have made it a priority to explain to our children about not just this time of year but overall what it is to be thoughtful and giving and kind and caring, and try to help out the less fortunate when we are in a position that is fortunate," Lachey explained during a PopCulture @ Home segment. "That's one word, so yeah, it's been a year where we found a lot of silver linings in ways to teach our children good things and also make some memories and moments and traditions with them."

As coronavirus cases are on the rise as the winter season quickly approaches, families and friends across the world are still in a tight situation on whether to gather for the holidays or not. Some states are mandating certain numbers of those who are allowed to gather, while others have been a little more lenient. For the Lachey family, like many, they have taken it upon themselves to play it safe this year. For Thanksgiving, the Love Is Blind host explained that they planned on keeping it small.

"It's different for everybody and I think that can be a good thing," Lachey explained as she is finding the positive in keeping her gatherings small this year. "It can be a time for us to really, literally slow down and just spend some quality time with family and just create those traditions. [...] For us, we're gonna stay here, just the five of us — which I guess we're pretty much already rolling deep. And honestly, I love a party, I love to throw a party. [...] [But] I'm really excited this year to not. It's just, we're gonna stay in our pajamas for as long as we can, wear our slippers, and we're still gonna make all the food because that's something that we look forward to."'

The mom of three partnered again with Libby's Vegetables to help bring her family the perfect Thanksgiving meal before she preps for the next holiday feast. "Yes, that's a big reason why I love my partnership with them," Lachey explained since Libby's is donating a large portion of proceeds to Feeding America. "[...] It's an organization Nick and I have been supporting for so many years and continue to support." Lachey then created a few new recipes with her kids using the brand and gushed over the time well spent with her kids and husband.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey joke around with a 'Lachey Boneyard' decoration outside their Los Angeles mansion: 'We LOVE Halloween

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Vanessa and Nick Lachey are getting in the mood this Halloween

On Thursday, the 39-year-old Vanessa took to Instagram to share a glimpse at the 'Lachey BONEyard' decoration with a cheeky photo next to 46-year-old husband Nick. 

In the snap, the couple of nine years are seen on the front stoop of their Encino, California mansion surrounded by decorations, with one particularly notable piece between Nick's legs that stood out. 


Just in time for spooky season, Vanessa showed off her decorations with the caption, 'It's OCTOBER!!! Lachey BONEyard in full effect! We LOVE Halloween...who's with me?!?

The innuendo was quick to garner a comment of the same caliber from Nick, as he retorted back on Instagram. 

Things went into overdrive on the double entendre front as he commented, 'Why do I look so "stiff" in this picture? You get me "excited" for Halloween. Glad covid didn't give us the "shaft" on decorating.'








Nick Lachey rewrites iconic 98 Degrees song for coronavirus quarantine98

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Nick Lachey put a spin on Music Monday in honor of the continued coronavirus quarantine.

The 46-year-old “Love Is Blind” host and singer shared a parody of “The Hardest Factor,” a success single carried out by his previous pop group, 98 Degrees, that discusses washing arms, isolating and social distancing.

“We each know that we shouldn’t be right here. This feels flawed. And child it’s killing me, it’s killing you,” he sings within the tune, which was posted to Instagram. “They’re telling us we gotta keep dwelling, we received some place else to be, different buddies to see. But when we go exterior proper now we’d unfold the illness. So I’ve made up my thoughts, I’m staying in the home. It’s time to quarantine ’trigger staying protected is what it’s all about.”

Transitioning into the refrain, the previous pop star croons, “Yeah, it’s the toughest factor we’ve ever needed to do. To remain caught in our home, simply watching all this dangerous information. It’s the toughest factor we’ve ever needed to attempt. To remain six toes aside after we go exterior.”

“Nothing to do, no sports activities on TV. Washed my arms a lot that they began to bleed. Rattling this quarantine,” he continues. “It’s the toughest factor we’ve ever needed to do. However ultimately it’s value it. Collectively we are going to get by way of.”

On the finish, he added, “Keep protected, everyone.”


Lachey’s spin on his previous tune comes days after JoJo reworked her hit single, “Go away (Get Out),” and Neil Diamond remade his “Candy Caroline” to encourage individuals to clean their arms as coronavirus continues to plague the world.

WATCH: Rent Stars From Broadway and Beyond Join Forces With #ArtsHeroes for Performance of the Musical’s ‘Will I?

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Several stage and screen favorites—who have each appeared in some iteration of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Rent—convened digitally for a virtual rendition of the musical’s “Will I?” The performance premiered as part of the new organization Be An #ArtHero’s Labor Day of Action September 7.

The grassroots campaign is calling on Congress for $43.85 billion in economic relief to the arts and culture industry through the DAWN Act, based on an open letter that was co-signed by over 10,000 supporters.

Featured in the video are original cast members Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rodney Hicks, Aiko Nakasone, Fredi Walker-Brown, Gilles Chiasson, and Byron Utley; additional Rent Broadway alums Norbert Leo Butz, Will Chase, Wilson Cruz, Eden Espinosa, Joey Fatone, Tamyra Gray, Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Drew Lachey, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Michael McElroy, Jai Rodriguez, and Tracie Thoms (who also starred in the 2005 film); Annaleigh Ashford and Adam Chanler-Berat of the Off-Broadway revival; tour alums Aaron Tveit and Caissie Levy; Tveit's Hollywood Bowl co-star Skylar Astin; and three cast members of Fox’s recent small screen presentation: Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt, and Tinashe.

Joining them are a variety of arts workers from around the country who have been fighting for economic protections for the 5.1 million Americans who work in the arts during the public health crisis.

The video is produced by Jenny Grace Makholm, Meaghan Wilbur, and Robert Vornkahl (who also edited and mixed the track). Geoff Josselson and Katja Zarolinski of JZ Casting served as talent coordinators.

For more information about the campaign, visit BeAnArtsHero.com.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey Have a ‘No Kids Allowed’ Vacation: We Love ‘Solo Time’

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Parents’ day out! Nick Lachey and Vanesa Lachey enjoyed a solo vacation without their three kids.

Mom & Dad Weekend!” the former Total Request Live host, 39, captioned a Sunday, August 30, photo with the singer, 46. “No kids allowed. I LOVE our kids, but I Love our solo time together just as much! Weekends off from filming in Tahoe aren’t so bad! #LakeLife.”

In the social media upload, the couple grinned in front of a scenic backdrop. The former beauty queen rocked a striped bathing suit and a straw hat.


Yesssssss. Can we come????????” Molly Sims commented, while Jana Kramer wrote, “Yasssss.”

The couple share Camden, 7, Brooklyn, 5, and Phoenix, 3, and said that “anything is possible” when it comes to expanding their family.

“I mean, I still like my husband and he likes me,” Vanessa exclusively told Us Weekly last month when asked about baby No. 4.

She and Nick have been homeschooling their little ones amid the coronavirus pandemic, but don’t think they’re “built” for it.

“I don’t know how I’m going to teach phonics or math,” Vanessa told Us in August. “And there’s new math now. It’s different than the math that we [learned]. The good thing that I always remind myself is that we’re all in the same boat. We really, truly are all in the same boat. … We’re all behind together.

In order to make the experience “positive” for Camden, Brooklyn and Phoenix, the former Wipeout cohost told Us at the time that she was writing them letters. “[I’ll] just give them a little extra love because I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed as a parent,” she explained at the time. “Could you imagine what it’s like for [kids]?”

Vanessa and Nick tied the knot in July 2011. In March, the actress called “shower sex” the secret to their marriage during a “Total Bellas” podcast episode.

“So I’m in the shower and I’m like, ‘I have a full day. You have a full day. It’s either now or never,’” she told Nikki Bella and Brie Bella at the time. “The kids are at school. It happens and then later that night, if you get like the cherry on top, great. But if not, we already did shower sex.”




Vanessa Lachey Reveals Quarantine Forced Her and Husband Nick Lachey to Be More 'Patient' Together (Exclusive)

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With 2020 posing challenges for many families across the country and the world, celebrities are no exception. In an exclusive interview with Vanessa Lachey for our PopCulture @ Home series, the mom of three admitted to PopCulture.com that it's been a little crazy in the Lachey household with so much up in the air between work and school. However, that's not the only thing she's having to navigate. Quarantine has also shown her and her husband Nick Lachey areas they needed to work on in their relationship, revealing they had to learn to "communicate better" and develop "more empathy" for one another.

"I've realized that having a 3-, a 5-, and a 7-year-old — while it's incredible in its own right, and I'm very lucky that I am blessed with three kids — it's also the hardest time to be in a quarantine situation because they're still emotionally figuring out how to be and how to handle things and how to cope and how to understand everything," Lachey detailed, adding she, like many others, has had some "high highs and low lows" throughout this process — but what it's done for her marriage she's thankful for.

"And for my marriage, it's been really incredible in the sense that it's really forced us to, like, take our marriage and relationship to the next level," the Love Is Blind host confessed. "We've been together for 14 years and we've been married for nine, but we really had to communicate better," she continued. "We had to be patient more. We had to have more empathy with the other person's feelings and understanding, and it's just overall been like a learning experience."

While Lachey is learning to be "kinder" to herself through this process, she's also making an extra effort for her and the 98 Degrees boy-bander's children — Phoenix, 3; Brooklyn, 5, and Camden, 7 — as they try and navigate going back to school in such an uncertain time. Recently, she partnered with Rice Krispies Treats for its "Love in Case of" kits that provides parents the opportunity to write their kids a sweet note, but also raise money for No Kid Hungry. "I love that they are encouraging us to not be so overwhelmed [...] and to take a deep breath, and to know that we're all in this together, and we can all use a little extra TLC, especially our children and you can do it through a fun treat, literally!"

Vanessa Lachey Touches on How She's Navigating the School Year With Her Kids (Exclusive)

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By VICTORIA MOGHADDAMI 


With students and parents gearing up for the school year with the pandemic still in play, it's been a confusing time for many. While many schools have opted for in-school teaching, others have chosen to do virtual classes instead, or a mixture of both. In an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Vanessa Lachey touched on how she's going to help encourage her kids through this challenging time.

"The school year, overall, is just an uncertain time. You've got new teachers. You've got kids over the summer who have changes, whether it's a physical change or an emotional change," Lachey explained in our series PopCulture @ Home. "There's a lot of uncertainty. So overall, the new school year's already kind of overwhelming for kids. And then to add on top of that, the uncertainty of not knowing what's going on for parents: Are we homeschooling? Are we going to a campus? Are we doing hybrid? What's going on? Am I supposed to get another iPad?"

With all of the confusion, Lachey's hope for this year is to provide her kids with a sense of calmness in the midst of chaos. She and her husband Nick Lachey share Camden, 7, Brooklyn, 5, and Phoenix, 3. In an effort to provide as much stability as possible throughout this turbulent time for their children, she's partnered with Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats to celebrate their "Love in Case of" kit that provides 12 treats that come with enough packaging room for a sweet hand-written note from parents. "For every kit purchased on Kelloggstore.com, they will donate $20 to No Kid Hungry, which is up to 200 meals," Lachey said.

Kellogg's conducted a survey that showed 80% of kids wish to have a handwritten note from their parents, which is something Lachey finds important, more now than ever. "Could you imagine if your 10-year-old is like, 'I really want my mom?' But they just don't say that," she said. "So what they've [Kellogg's has] done is they've realized that there's a huge communication gap between parents and kids, especially in the back-to-school-time."

The Love Is Blind host echoed why it's "important" for her "because I really realized through this process that we've all been going through, there's a lot of uncertainty. But at the end of the day, my kids will know that they're loved, that they're safe, that we are there for them, and anything that I can do to encourage that and reassure them of that or tell another mommy like, 'Hey, maybe we can all do it together,' and at the end of the day, as far as, like, academics, we're all in the same boat."