"People probably expected [it to be about Lachey] because of everything going on in my life, but it's not about him at all.It's about me going out with my girlfriends and forgetting everything that's around me, which is paparazzi, and just having a fun night."In a lot of ways, my sister really gave me the strength to pull through this really hard time.And it was just lying there and being with her that got me through it. The song is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go. And I had to sing it."While Simpson went on to high-profile relationships with John Mayer and Tony Romobefore ultimately meeting the future husband and father of her children, Eric Johnson, Nick met the next Mrs. There was a little off-and-on turbulence before Nick and Vanessa Minnillo (now parents of three) tied the knot in 2011, but their instant connection when she starred in his "What's Left of Me" video prompted Lachey to bounce back pretty quickly from the depths of his woe."It's life, man," he told in 2009 about the breakup of his first marriage."Why does any marriage end?But the whole quirks-of-incompatibly-living-together thing soon got in the way. The only thing they really had in common was their music.Though the phrase "reality TV curse" is often used, their marriage would have unraveled anyway—and possibly faster if they hadn't let the cameras, which gave them a common purpose, into their has proved folks are still interested in a little dirt on the long-defunct Lachey-Simpson marriage."He was a blue collar guy—he did a lot of things himself, like he and his brother would build things. She was really young; I think he's seven years older than her.Fast forward just a few years and they would forever become the poster exes for why it's almost never a good idea for couples to do a show that's going to focus mainly on the inner workings of their relationship (the stories of emerging unscathed are the exception).Fast forward several years more and Lachey and Simpson would both be happily settled in new relationships, with children and doting partners and all the evidence that being married to the other was only a truck stop lunch on the road to their real destination. ) has suffered in the retelling, becoming a marriage of just a few moments—Chicken of the Sea; "Sweetest Sin," Jess' musical ode to losing her virginity; their inevitable divorce; etc."It was the most amazing moment of my life," Simpson told Sex can be a great motivator, as can an unparalleled opportunity to build a brand and earn some money, but Simpson and Lachey—for all the show revealed them to not have in common—did originally intend to live happily ever after.
In one episode, Lachey tried to negotiate three times a week, and Simpson looked rather, um, put out by that prospect.that situation changes."Lachey admitted at the time that he and Simpson were no longer in touch—but when he and Vanessa got engaged the following year, Simpson told Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM that she was "extremely, extremely happy for him."As for the instantaneous rumors that she was actually quite saddened by the news, Jessica pleaded ignorance."You know, our relationship was over a really long time ago, so it would be nice if everybody could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa," she said."I do, and I wish them nothing but the best."Fans do get really attached to the original version of something, especially when it comes to celebrity couples."For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that's to start a family together," Minnillo told People magazine.Despite that planning-ahead state of mind, the couple, who began dating in 2006 and became engaged last November, decided to do the opposite with regard to exchanging vows; they didn't tell their guests that they were being whisked away to a wedding ceremony.Once upon a time, it didn't seem like the worst idea ever for couples to do a reality show about their lives. And that's thanks to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, who were instrumental in ushering in a whole new genre of entertainment—for the world and for MTV—when they agreed to star in the pioneering , after tying the knot on Oct. They weren't exactly newlyweds anymore when the show premiered on Aug.19, 2003, with gauzy images of their wedding and sexy shots from home unfolding to the strains of 98 Degrees' "I Do (Cherish You)." But close enough—and what doesn't scream "till death do us part" like immediate product placement in the form of Nick singing the theme song?After dating for more than five years, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are married, ...Some happy news to offset the recent announcement that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have split: Longtime lovebirds Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey officially tied the knot Friday evening (July 15) on a tropical island in front of 35 friends and family."We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic.' It was all very vague." For those who didn't score a fancy invite, you can still be a part of the newlyweds' special day.Lachey and Minnillo's destination wedding will be televised on a TLC special called "Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding," premiering July 30 at 9 p.m. Although the couple split briefly in 2009, they've maintained a very healthy relationship ever since.