Over the past 10 years, Nick Lachey has been happily married to his second wife, Vanessa Lachey. However, before he obtained marital bliss with the former “TRL” host, the 98 Degrees singer made headlines for his first marriage to Jessica Simpson, which ended in divorce in 2005. While divorce may sour some people’s outlook on getting remarried, the decision seemed to have the opposite effect on Lachey.
During the reunion special for Netflix’s “Love is Blind” — which Nick and Vanessa host — Nick seemingly shaded his first marriage by comparing it to his first. He told contestant Matt Bolton: “[Marriage] is always better the second time, right?” (via Us Weekly). Like Lachey, Bolton tied the knot for a second time with his co-star, Colleen Reed, after being previously married to his high school sweetheart.
The “What’s Left of Me” singer isn’t the only one to have found happiness the second time around. Simpson, who married football player Eric Johnson in 2014, has echoed similar sentiments. In a 2014 interview on “Today,” Simpson opened up about what made marriage to Johnson different from Lachey. “I just think we’re a little bit more addicted to each other,” she explained to former host Matt Lauer (via Yahoo! News). “Eric and I have both been married before, so we took our time finding the right person. When we found each other, we knew it had to be forever.”