Nick and Vanessa Lachey Are "Extremely Competitive" But Excited To Go on Dancing with the Stars Journey Together

DWTS' season 25 married couple sounds off on taking the competition home with them

By Lauren Piester Sep 19, 2017 4:07 PMTags
Watch: Nick & Vanessa Lachey Gush Over Each Other on "DWTS"

The Lacheys may be going up against each other on the dance floor, but they don't plan to take that competition home with them...probably.

Nick and Vanessa, who have been married since 2011, are both contestants on this season of Dancing with the Stars (dancing with pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy, who are also married), and Nick says there are benefits to being on the show with his wife.

"We definitely share emotionally a little bit of the experience we're both going through," Nick told E! News after last night's premiere, where he scored an 18/30 and she landed a 21/30. "Some days are better than others, and sometimes you're more frustrated, and it's nice to have a sounding board that relates to what you're going through at the same time." 

"Look, at the end of the day, we're all in a competition together, but it's still your spouse, and you support them and you want to see them do well," he continued. "So when they did great tonight, it was great." 

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Vanessa could also do nothing but gush over the experience. 

"I really am so happy for him, and it sounds cheesy, but we were doing this together, and we've done it together and we're here now and I can't wait to get home and talk to the kids about it and show them the video," she told us. "It's going to be amazing. This is a fun journey that I get to take with my husband." 

However, she's not so sure the competition won't follow them home. 

"We're both extremely competitive, but because of our kids...I'll tell you tonight after we get home what the pillow talk is," she says. "So let's talk next week and we'll see." 

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (and Tuesdays, beginning next week) at 8 p.m. on ABC.