‘Love is Blind’ Host Vanessa Lachey Has Some Steamy Marriage Advice

Netflix’s new reality show, Love is Blind, has been taking the world by storm. The show features contestants trying to find love and get married. It is hosted by Vanessa Lachey and her husband, Nick.

Vanessa and Nick have been married for a long time now and seem to have one of the most enduring relationships in Hollywood. As such, there could not have been a more perfect couple to host a show that is centered around romance.

For those who are wondering how to have a happy marriage like Vanessa and Nick, the 39-year-old beauty recently shared the key ingredient to her lasting relationship, and it’s an unexpectedly steamy one.

How Vanessa and Nick Lachey met

Nick and Vanessa Lachey sitting on a couch, laughing
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey | Nick Agro/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Vanessa and Nick Lachey first met in the early 2000s. At the time, Nick was a member of the boy band 98 Degrees who later had his own solo career. Meanwhile, Vanessa was a VJ on TRL as well as Entertainment Tonight. The two of them frequently met whenever Nick was promoting his work. However, Nick was married to Jessica Simpson at the time and Vanessa was in an on-and-off relationship with Derek Jeter, so their paths only crossed professionally.

Things changed in 2006 when both of them broke up with their respective partners. Nick also released a single called “What’s Left of Me” and Vanessa was chosen to star in the music video for it. Vanessa admitted in an interview with Billboard that the experience was what pushed their relationship further and “made it no longer friends and it got romantic.”

Soon after, fans and paparazzi began spotting the two of them in public together. It did not take long before everyone could see that there was something going on. The pair made their relationship public in December 2006 with a kiss on MTV’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.

Vanessa and Nick Lachey have been married for almost 10 years

Vanessa and Nick had a brief breakup in 2009, but they quickly got back together a few months later. They got engaged in November 2010.

The pair tied the knot in July 2011 on a private island in the British Virgin Islands owned by Richard Branson. The celebration was a rather intimate one with just 28 people present.

Today, Vanessa and Nick have three children together: Camden (b. 2012), Brooklyn (b. 2015), Phoenix (b. 2016).

Vanessa Lachey says that the key to her happy marriage is shower sex

The Lacheys have a rather enviable life, and Vanessa recently shared her secret to maintaining a good connection with her husband even after all these years together. When asked about it on The Bellas Podcast, Vanessa shared that the key ingredient is shower sex.

“I’m in the shower and I’m like, ‘I have a full day. You have a full day. It’s either now or never,'” she said. “The kids are at school. It happens and then later that night, if you get like the cherry on top, great. But if not, we already did shower sex.”

As for how they usually initiate it, Vanessa shared: “I’m in the shower and he’s there and the kids are gone … I say ‘Babe’ and he knows exactly.”

Vanessa and Nick Lachey have also shared other secrets to their marriage

Of course, it’s obvious that there is definitely more to a lasting marriage than just shower sex. Vanessa and Nick have also revealed other secrets to their relationship.

For one thing, they always try to make time for each other and remember the connection that they have. Vanessa said: “You have to remember why you got here in the first place. And you can’t just kind of let the kids take over your world, which is our most important priority, don’t get me wrong, but the family starts with our foundation.”

The pair also suggest that other couples learn how to communicate with one another and see a therapist, as they did.