Sunday, October 6, 2019

How Celebrity Parents Prepare Their Kids to Head Back to School


Vanessa Lachey told Us Weekly exclusively that the transition for her and Nick Lachey’s kids — Camden, Brooklyn and Phoenix — hasn’t gotten any easier with time. “That would be lying because there’s always a monkey wrench you don’t know about,” the Top Chef Junior host told Us in July 2019. “You just prepare as much as you can.”
The Dancing With the Stars alum added, “Camden’s going into first grade and he’s good, but Phoenix is 2 and that will be harder emotionally for me because it’s the first time I’ll be leaving him by himself for three hours. It’s only a few days a week, but he’s got a backpack and a cubby and a lunch box. I’m excited about having the morning to myself, but they’re not your babies anymore.”


Vanessa Lachey

The former beauty queen echoed Zoe, telling Us, "I think that, at this age, backpacks are a lot of their identity. This year, [Camden’s] a big boy. He said, ‘Mom, I want a gray or black Jansport backpack.’ Phoenix is like, ‘Forky!’ and Brooklyn likes anything with horses, unicorns, glitter or princesses.”