There was a rumor of trouble in paradise and then, in June 2009, a rep said that Nick and Vanessa had "amicably split." In the immediate days following the breakup, Nick had a safari getaway planned with his dad and brothers, while Vanessa put on her best "Nick who? Vanessa's a good girl, and I care about her a lot."By October 2009, they were back together officially."I was single for a minute there, and then we've kind of patched things up," Nick said during an appearance on Vanessa is "a very smart girl.She's far smarter than I."But at least he had wised up in time before she met someone else. The Real Housewives is Atlanta star announced on Sunday, April 8, that she and husband Marc Daly are expecting their first child together.
But if you think about Nick Lachey just months before he met the woman who would go on to become the mother of his three children, the woman he shares a birthday with today, his destiny as the happily married family man he is now was in question."Do I believe that I'll fall in love again one day? "That's not what I envisioned for myself."At the time, the 98 Degrees singer was untangling himself from one of the primo love stories of the early '00s, his three-year, partially televised marriage to Jessica Simpson, had just dated Kristin Cavallari for a hot second."So I would say, within the first six months we dated, I probably knew that was the one I wanted to be with."Presumably that was part of his argument when he was trying to right things after their brief breakup.The groom wore Dolce & Gabbana and the bride wore Monique Lhuillier when they got married on July 15, 2011, in a super-private ceremony on the celebrity isle of choice, Richard Branson's Necker Island, in front of a VIP assortment of family and friends who didn't even know they were going to be witness to a wedding when they accepted their invitations."Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket," Nick told .Who knew then that her take on the subject mattered more than anyone's? 6 on the Billboard 100, Lachey's divorce from Simpson was finalized in June 2006, and the number of sightings of him and Vanessa out together started to tick upward.Funny enough, despite their burgeoning relationship not being much of a secret, the new couple over-corrected for the cameras when Nick appeared on that July, just days after they were spotted smooching at a club.