Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nick & Vanessa Lachey Say Love Is Blind Cast Used Celebrity Doppelgängers to Describe Themselves


Nick & Vanessa Lachey’s Relationship Timeline Shows They’re Perfect Hosts For Love Is Blind

Sarah Midkiff

Nick and Vanessa Lachey fell in love in front of the cameras, so it’s only fitting that their latest show, Netflix’s Love Is Blind, helps others meet the possible love of their life on-screen. 
In the new dating reality show, hopeful contestants go on a series of first dates in “pods,” which are essentially cozy living rooms with a phone system that allows them to speak to their prospective partner without actually seeing them. They keep talking and getting to know people, narrowing down their lists, until they get to know just one person and possibly even get engaged, all without having physically met each other.
Nick and Vanessa’s love story could be a TV series itself. They met on camera when Nick was still married to Jessica Simpson, and kept crossing paths over the years as they pursued careers in the entertainment industry, until finally they fell in love. Now, Nick and Vanessa are married with three kids and co-hosting a show together. Really, the job couldn’t be a better fit for a couple who met, dated, and got married in front of the public eye. It’s a perfect union of their personal story and their professional lives.

February 2006: Vanessa Appears In One Of Nick’s Music Videos
Vanessa starred in the music video for Nick’s song “What’s Left of Me,” but this is far from the first time that the two met. From 2003 to 2007, Vanessa hosted TRL on MTV and regularly interviewed Nick. Nick split with his then-wife Jessica Simpson only a few months prior, but already there seemed to be a connection between him and Vanessa. In a behind-the-scenes look at the music video on MTV’s Making the Video, the pair can be seen flirting on set. Vanessa admits on camera, “He’s a gem — mini-crush.”
Summer 2006: Nick & Vanessa Get Flirty & Start Dating
In the public eye, Nick was going through a divorce, but in private, he was also moving on with someone new. He and Vanessa quietly started dating, but when Nick appeared on the set of TRL in July 2006, one month after his divorce was finalized, it was clear there were sparks.
December 2006: They Make It Official
Sharing an on-air kiss on MTV’s New Year’s Eve show, Nick and Vanessa ended months of rumors and went public with their relationship.
January 2006: Nick & Vanessa Pass A Celebrity Relationship Milestone
Every relationship has its milestones. Usually, it’s going on vacation together, meeting your significant other’s family, or if you’re a celebrity, the first rumors that you secretly split up. In January 2006, rumors began to fly that Nick and Vanessa were no longer “Nick and Vanessa.” This proved to be untrue and Vanessa dispelled the rumors by telling Us Weekly, “Sorry, we are very much still together!”
June 2009: Nick & Vanessa Actually Break Up
Sometimes the rumors are eventually true. In June 2009, Nick and Vanessa split after three years together. 
August 2009: The Breakup Doesn’t Stick
Breakups don’t always stick, and that was the case for Nick and Vanessa who, after only a month apart, got back together. “We’re trying to figure things out,” Nick told Us at the time. “I don’t pretend to know what the future holds, but everything’s good. Vanessa’s a good girl, and I care about her a lot.”
November 2010: Nick & Vanessa Get Engaged
Happily, back together, Nick proposes to Vanessa reportedly getting down on both knees — or what he referred to as a “full begging position” in an interview with Entertainment Tonight — at the Montage hotel in Orange County. Lucky for Nick (and both his knees), she said yes.
July 2011: Nick & Vanessa Tie The Knot
n a small, private ceremony on Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, Nick and Vanessa say, “I do.” While the wedding itself was a private affair, they soon released a feature-length TLC special called Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding so their fans could share in the happy memories. In the television special, it’s revealed that their 35 wedding guests didn’t know where the wedding would be until Nick and Vanessa bought them plane tickets and told them to dress “island chic.”
September 2012: They Welcome Their First Child
Nick and Vanessa celebrate the arrival of their first child, Camden, on September 12, 2012. In a statement published in Us, the couple said, “We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey...Love has truly been redefined for both of us.”
January 2015: Nick & Vanessa Have Their Second Child
The couple became parents for the second time on January 5, 2015, with daughter Brooklyn. Vanessa shared a post on her website announcing her birth saying that she “has already won over all of our hearts.”
December 2016: They Have Their Third Child
Third time’s a charm! Nick and Vanessa have their third child, a son named Phoenix, on December 26, 2016. “We had our Christmas Miracle,” they told Us.
February 2020: Nick & Vanessa Co-Host Love Is Blind
Coming full circle in love and television, Nick and Vanessa co-host Netflix’s newest original reality show, Love Is Blind. Not only do they get to help people find love, albeit in a very unexpected way, but they get to do it where they first met, on television. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Love Is Blind's Vanessa Lachey Says Shower Sex Is the Key to Her Happy Marriage with Nick Lachey

By Maria Pasquini

Vanessa Lachey is getting real about her marriage to Nick Lachey.

During Wednesday’s episode of The Bellas Podcast, the Love Is Blind co-host, 39, revealed the secret to the pair’s lasting love. (They celebrated their 8-year wedding anniversary over the summer.)

Shower sex,” she told hosts Nikki and Brie Bella of how they find time to connect.

“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 explained. “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.”

Admitting that she’s “never a morning sex girl,” Vanessa added that her husband knows to take advantage of their steamy time together.

“I’m in the shower and he’s there and the kids are gone … I say ‘Babe’ and he knows exactly.”
And when it comes to making decisions, the stars sometimes resort to an unorthodox method: playing rock, paper, scissors.

“I don’t let it fester, he doesn’t let it fester,” Vanessa told PEOPLE Now last month about their communication style. “We speak our minds. Sometimes you have to walk away…”

“Don’t lie, it’s all about rock paper scissor,” interjected the former 98
Degrees singer, 46.
Vanessa said they typically employ the game when it comes to making decisions about their three children: sons Phoenix Robert, 3, and Camden John, 7, and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 5.
“I’ll be like, ‘Who’s going to pick him up today? All right, you got it,’ ” Vanessa said.
Another factor that helps keep the spark alive? Nick makes a point of always being there to support her.
“He cleans the pool, he does lawn work and he does the laundry,” Vanessa previously told PEOPLE. “And no matter how late he worked the night before, he’s up at 6 a.m. with the kids no matter what. Because he knows I’m not a morning person.”
“In this day and age, yes, I am a very independent woman and I am a mother of three and I’m a badass, but I am still Nick’s wife,” she added. “And I am still a woman who likes to be told she looks beautiful and have the door opened for me. He lets me do what I want work-wise, but then he puts me on a pedestal. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Nick Lachey Says He and Wife Vanessa Have 'Not Read a Single Word' of Jessica Simpson's Tell-All Book


Nick Lachey Says He and Wife Vanessa Have 'Not Read a Single Word' of Jessica Simpson's Tell-All Book

Nick and Jessica were married for four years in the early 2000s, achieving even bigger success as reality stars on MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica."

Jessica Simpson has taken the world by storm with her tell-all "Open Book," where she is very candid and -- ahem -- open about her past relationships, struggles with alcohol abuse and how she found her way through early stardom. And while it seems everyone is talking about it, not everyone has read it.

And may not have any intention to do so, as it turns out.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Jessica's ex-husband Nick Lachey said, "I have not read a single word." And then, just in case you were picturing his wife Vanessa lying in bed reading the book, he added, "Both of us have not read the book."
The singer also emphasized, "And no, she did not reach out before it was published." That's something Jessica has been pretty upfront about as well, though Nick really would seem to have very little to complain about if he does ever crack it open.

Wanting to be respectful of her marriage and Nick's marriage, Jessica was actually pretty nice to him and when talking about the tumultuous four years they spent together as man and wife.

She said that Nick was drawn to her "wide-eyed innocent approach to life," which fans absolutely ate up during their four years as reality television stars on "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica."

Perhaps as a cautionary tale to other couples living their lives in front of a camera, the series actually ran pretty much their entire marriage, with the couple filing for divorce in the same year it wrapped.
And yet, Jessica seems to have no real animosity toward Nick (or at least none that she shared).

"I was really young and my success hadn’t really begun," she said of their early days together. "He knew me as this young, innocent 18-year-old that had never been introduced to the world in so many ways. I went straight from my father to him. Nick’s very smart. He was eight years older than me, but he was also young."

"We meant a lot to each other and we always will," Jessica continued in her book. "I want to be very respectful because I married him for a reason and we were together for seven years for a reason. He has a family now and I would never say anything to disrespect that."

She had far harsher words for another famous ex, John Mayer, or at least her reaction to him. She said she felt incredible pressure and anxiety and fear that she "wasn’t smart enough for him," which led her into alcohol.

"It was the start of me relying on alcohol to mask my nerves," she wrote. Jessica has been sober since November 2017.

She also shared a disturbing story about a time when Justin Timberlake came to her house and after kissing her immediately texted Ryan Gosling, revealing that they'd had a bet going since they were all children as to who would kiss her first.

Jessica laughed it off on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this past week, but many did not find it funny at all that he objectified and dehumanized her in that way, and did so right in front of her.

Fans can check out all these stories and more when Jessica Simpson's "Open Book" hits bookstore shelves on February 4.