In the late '90s, Nick Lachey made a bold decision to drop out of Miami University in Ohio to join acquaintance Jeff Timmons in Los Angeles to start a vocal group. Once Justin Jeffre, and Nick's baby bro, Drew Lachey, came into the picture, the chemistry rose to dangerous temperatures and 98 Degrees was ignited.
Perhaps what set this group of young heartthrobs apart from the rest was the fact that they wrote a lot of their own songs. While 98 Degrees achieved success around the world, the biggest win for Nick may have been scoring a date with mega pop star Jessica Simpson.
After five long years of dating and Jessica reportedly saving herself for marriage, the couple finally tied the knot in 2002 at a chapel in Austin, Texas. Shortly after saying "I do," Nick and Jessica signed on to star in their own reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Everyone seemed to love watching Nick with his shirt off, and Jessica asking hard-hitting questions such as, "Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish," referring to a can of Chicken of the Sea brand tuna fish. Unfortunately, their marriage (and show) came to an end in 2005.
The next year Lachey released his second solo album, What's Left of Me, and began dating MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo, who had appeared in Nick's music video from the record. Five years later, Nick and Vanessa flew 35 of their favorite people to Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands for a very romantic wedding ceremony. The Lacheys didn't waste time to start a family and welcomed son Camden John on September 12, 2012.
Just because Lachey started a family doesn't mean he's ready to cool down. After a ten-year hiatus, the grown men of 98 Degrees reunited to record a new album and go on tour.
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