Born in November 1973, in Harlan, Kentucky, Nick Lachey attended the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts, where he met his fellow 98 Degrees bandmates — including brother Drew Lachey. As writer and lead vocalist, Lachey helped his band sell more than 10 million albums.
Nick married Jessica Simpson in 2002, the same year 98 Degrees took their first hiatus. The pair’s relationship was the centerpiece of the MTV reality show Newlyweds, which ran from 2002 to 2005. Nick also appeared as a recurring character in the series Charmed from 2004 to 2005.
Nick and Simpson filed for divorce in December 2005. After their split, Nick tried his hand at a solo music career. His 2006 album, What’s Left of Me, is largely inspired by his breakup with Simpson.
Nick married Vanessa Lachey in 2011 and the twosome welcomed sons Phoenix, Brooklyn and daughter Brooklyn in 2012, 2015, 2016, respectively. Vanessa and Nick have been the hosts on the Netflix reality show Love Is Blind since 2020 and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On since 2022.