'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On': Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the ultimate couple goals

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the hosts of the show 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On'


                            'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On': Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the ultimate couple goals
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey in 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On' (Netflix)
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Every relationship has its ups and downs, but in the end, what matters is that it continues to grow stronger than before. Nick and Vanessa Lachey, hosts of Netflix's upcoming dating reality series 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On,' are the epitome of couple goals, despite having endured their fair share of relationship issues through the years. 

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'The Ultimatum' follows six couples who are on the verge of marriage, but one of each is more eager to propose than the other; as a result, someone issues an ultimatum. Since the show is expected to have a fair bit of drama, the presenters obviously need to have a bunch of marriage experience, which Nick and Vanessa have aplenty. Here is the love story of Nick and Vanessa, how the pair met each other, and everything else you need to know.

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How did Nick and Vanessa meet?

Vanessa Lachey (then Minnillo) was a video jockey on MTV's renowned music video show 'TRL' in 2006. Meanwhile, Nick Lachey had divorced Jessica Simpson in 2005 after three years of marriage and was pursuing a solo career after his band, 98 Degrees, had temporarily disbanded. Vanessa and Nick used to see each other on 'TRL' thanks to the latter's music duties, but after his divorce, they got closer. Vanessa was cast as the lady ripping Nick's heart out in his video for 'What's Left of Me,' a breakup-themed song that is still his biggest single as a solo artist. Nick and Vanessa's journey of love got off to a wonderful start with the video.

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The couple made their love public in 2006 when they kissed just as the clock struck midnight at MTV's live New Year's Eve party in Times Square. The relationship had its ups and downs and they eventually split in June 2009. However, the breakup did not endure long. Not long after their split, rumors of Vanessa and Nick reconciling started circulating. Nick told the public in September 2009 that he and Vanessa were working things out, and one month later, he revealed that they were back together.

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When did Nick and Vanessa get married? 

The couple got engaged in November 2010 after Nick proposed to Vanessa at The Montage in Laguna Beach. They dated for another year and got married on July 15, 2011, in a secret ceremony in the British Virgin Islands, with just 35 people in attendance. The pair broadcast a TLC TV special on July 30, 2011, showcasing their wedding preparations, from choosing the ideal dress to evading cameras immediately after the ceremony. Nick revealed that the couple was expecting their first child on the show 'Live! With Kelly' after a year of marriage. Camden John Lachey, Vanessa's first child, was born on September 12, 2012. On January 5, 2015, they welcomed their second child, Brooklyn Elisabeth, into the world. They had their third child Phoenix Robert on the Christmas Eve of 2016.

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Vanessa and Nick Co-Host 'Love Is Blind' on Netflix

In February 2020, Nick and Vanessa returned to television after their 'TRL' days as cohosts of Netflix's hit dating show 'Love Is Blind.'  Season two of 'Love Is Blind' was released in February 2022. During the show's reunion on March 5, 2022, the two got into an argument with contestant Abhishek Shake Chatterjee. Shake brazenly claimed on the Season 2 reunion that while he felt all the ladies on the series were gorgeous, he wasn't physically attracted to any of them except the show's host Vanessa Lachey. Shake went on to add that everyone is an animal and that he only felt that desire for Vanessa, and that he couldn't help himself. Shake's comment amused Vanessa and Nick alike. Vanessa interjected, chastising Shake for being on the wrong show and his inability to see past a person's physical appearance.

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The couple will be seen hosting Netflix's 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On', which will premiere on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

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