The pair began dating in 2006 (in the wake of Nick’s highly-publicized divorce from his first wife, Jessica Simpson), after Vanessa starred in the former 98 Degrees singer’s music video for “What’s Left Of Me.” The couple split in June 2009, but rekindled their romance in August (2009? ) – a break that Nick said was beneficial for them. I think that’s a healthy thing sometimes, when you’re kind of going through the growing process,” Nick continued.
“The way I’ve always looked at it is, if you come out on the other side and you’ve learned something and you can kind of apply it to the next time that situation comes up, then you’re growing as a couple, and that’s what exciting to me.
Nick Lachey is beaming about his recent engagement to fiancee Vanessa Minnillo. The good thing about our situation is that we kind of took our time with it.
We’ve been together four and half years, so it’s just, the right thing at the right time for us,” Nick told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on on Monday, when asked about his November engagement to his longtime girlfriend.
“A friend recently told me how magical today was going to be because it’s the day I would meet my best friend.” Nick and Vanessa started dating after his marriage to Jessica Simpson — with whom, he said in November, he was glad he never had children — ended.
That would be the last Vanessa would see of her mother, who never returned.
We're no strangers to Nick Lachey and Vanessa's adorable holiday cards, so we're not really surprised to see that Nick Lachey's anniversary message to his wife is hopelessly touching. Doesn't it seem like, if not just yesterday, not that long ago that Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were inseparable?
Although we had tough conversations, we had a lot of fun and light conversations.
So it was important for me to know we would be able to get past those hard conversations.” — Vanessa (on their tumultuous onscreen relationship) “We have not discussed wedding plans yet.