Nick and Vanessa Lachey Are the Perfect Couple for Netflix’s Dating Shows

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are a Hollywood power couple who share three small children and often work together on high-profile projects. The two have been through a lot during their time together, and have revealed that they know how to balance their professional and personal lives with expertise and compassion.

For close to two years, Nick and Vanessa Lachey have been hosting the super-popular reality dating show Love Is Blind – and now, with the news that the two have been tapped to host a brand-new Netflix show, fans are diving deep, discovering that the couple is the perfect choice to host dating shows. 

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(L-R) Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey | Nick Agro/Getty Images

When did Nick and Vanessa Lachey get married?

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo started dating in late 2006, only a few months after Lachey finalized his divorce from Simpson. According to US Magazine, they dated for several years before briefly splitting in June 2009. Just a couple of months later, however, the two were back together – and this time for good. They got engaged in November 2010, tying the knot in July 2011.

In the years since Nick and Vanessa Lachey got married, they have welcomed three children – one in 2012, one in 2015, and one in 2016. They have weathered a lot of ups and downs at each other’s side. They have also worked on a number of professional projects together, including appearing on Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars as competitors – and most recently, getting cast as the hosts of the Netflix dating series Love Is Blind

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the ideal hosts for romantic reality shows

Love Is Blind debuted on Netflix in early 2020. A twist on the standard reality dating show, the series features a group of people who try to find love – in spite of the fact that they aren’t allowed to look at each other or have physical contact during the early stages of the show. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the show has achieved immense popularity – and many viewers love the way that the two hosts interact with the contestants.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are personable and compassionate, but they also aren’t afraid to push back when contestants complain about the format of the show, as proven in the Season 2 reunion when Shake argues against the idea of not seeing potential partners in the flesh.

Fans will soon get the chance to see the couple in action on a new show. In early March Netflix announced plans for a new experimental dating series called The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, which will debut on April 6, 2022. The show, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, will follow six engaged couples as they decide whether to move forward and get married or call off their plans and separate. For Nick and Vanessa Lachey, this latest project is another opportunity to show fans how dedicated they are to each other and to working on interesting projects.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey have both been in the spotlight for a long time

Nick and Vanessa Lachey have been together for over a decade -but before they tied the knot with each other, Nick Lachey was involved in another high-profile relationship. In 2002, Lachey married Jessica Simpson. The two were both considered to be pop icons, with Lachey earning fame for his work in the boy band 98 Degrees, while Simpson was known for her sexy image and high-pitched singing voice.

Lachey and Simpson were married for four years before divorcing in 2006. Vanessa Lachey, who rose to fame as Vanessa Minnillo, was named Miss Teen USA in 1998. Throughout the early 2000s, Minnillo worked hard on her acting career, appearing in shows like Psych, City Guys, and CSI: NY. In 2006, Minnillo and Lachey crossed paths for the first time when Lachey made an appearance on TRL

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