They started dating in 1999 after falling for each other on tour, and Lachey later told CBS News, in a joint interview with Simpson, "The first time I ever heard her sing, I got chills.And I told the guys [in 98 Degrees]..., 'I'm going to marry that girl one day.'""We definitely knew—no ifs, ands or buts—we're totally in love," Simpson chimed in.12, on everything from the babies he didn't have with ex-wife Jessica Simpson to his sex life with his pregnant wife Vanessa Lachey.
Once upon a time, it didn't seem like the worst idea ever for couples to do a reality show about their lives. And that's thanks to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, who were instrumental in ushering in a whole new genre of entertainment—for the world and for MTV—when they agreed to star in the pioneering , after tying the knot on Oct. They weren't exactly newlyweds anymore when the show premiered on Aug.
19, 2003, with gauzy images of their wedding and sexy shots from home unfolding to the strains of 98 Degrees' "I Do (Cherish You)." But close enough—and what doesn't scream "till death do us part" like immediate product placement in the form of Nick singing the theme song?
To which Lachey added, "You know, it sounds kind of hokey and cheesy, but at the same time, it's cool."So why not share all that hokey, cheesy love with the world?!
It was the blushing bride's father and then-manager, Joe Simpson, who brokered the deal for their show with MTV (and would continue along with Jess' mom, Tina, to be really involved in the couple's life), and Jessica readily admitted she thought it would be a good way to promote her new album, their fans wanted to know more about their sex life, not to mention watch it play out in PG-rated form in music videos; see inside their spacious Calabasas home, and Simpson's closet in particular; and watch them playfully bicker and make up.
“I wish her absolutely nothing but the best but she and I are not involved in each other’s lives.