Back in 2002, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson got officially married as they tied the knot. At the time of marriage, they were considered a famous couple considering both were in the music industry. So and so that they even got their own reality show where they documented their lives, called Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Sadly, this show only ran for three seasons as the couple broke up and got divorced in 2006. This was quite a shock to Lachey as his wife informed him that she didn’t feel like they were meant for one another. Jarred by hearing this, Lachey asked his then-wife to sleep on it, but the next day she hadn’t changed her mind.
Jessica Simpson Prenup
The problem which occurred with this celebrity couple was their values in the market. At the time of divorce, Nick Lachey had a net worth of $5 million while his wife had a net worth of around $30 million more. Jessica Simpson had various endorsements which would increase her value overtime increasing her net worth to an estimate of $35 million. As most celebs get married, to protect their earnings and values, they tend to get a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a document stating what each of the spouses in a marriage owns and what they will be owning later.
When this celebrity couple got married, Nick did ask Jessica to get a prenup but at the time she felt offended. But being so young it was only natural that Jessica would feel that’s she wouldn’t need one. She felt like someone from her team should have warned her considering she was more than $30 million worth than her significant other.
Now that the couple split up, it was revealed that Jessica had to pay up way more than she would want to. This amount was considered to be somewhere around $12 million. This would include 1.5 % of Jessica’s Dessert Beauty line, $2 million from their house’s sale, $2.2 million in securities, and a $200,000 Ferrari that Simpson had gifted Nick during their marriage. This divorce settlement clearly favored Lachley more and it only hurts more to imagine as Jessica that she could have avoided it had she agreed to do it when Nick asked her to.
Soon after his divorce from Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey moved on with his life as he got into a relationship with his current wife, Vanessa Lachey. This did raise a few eyebrows considering how it was Jessica who wanted the divorce yet it was Nick who moved on first. This only added salt to the wounds, which was the “biggest financial mistake” she made, i.e. her marriage. Years went by as Jessica was linked to celebs such as John Mayer after which she got with Eric Johnson. Both of them got engaged to their new partners as they got married into their new lives with kids who have now grown up. Both of them have often mentioned one another in interviews claiming they were happy for one another, and only had good things to say about the other.
No matter how much of a mistake it was for Jessica to not sign a Prenup, ever since her divorce she has got back on her feet. And now, she has her net worth go up to $200 million, thanks to her success in the fashion and beauty empire. Right now as Jessica Simpson partners with Amazon Studios for her Amazon Original Story, Take the Lead, she has revealed that she has been tested positive for COVID-19. She has tried to act bravely as she fights the virus head-on.
About Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey is a popular American singer and songwriter who even indulged himself in the world of acting and hosting. He first dated Jessica Simpson after they met at a Christmas event due to their shared manager. They dated for around three years as they got married in 2002, after which soon in 2006, the couple got divorced. Soon he dated Vanessa Minnillo, who he met at the shoot of a music video. The couple got split for sometime after which they got back together, eventually getting married.
Nick Lachey’s Music Career
As for his career, Nick Lachey started off with music as he formed a boy-band alongside Justinustin Jeffre, Drew, and Jeff Timmons. This boy-band was called the 98 degrees and had multiple album releases such as 98 Degrees”, “98 Degrees and Rising”, “This Christmas”, “Revelation”, “2.0”, and “Let It Snow”. This group was even under a hiatus between the years 2003 to 2012. Between these years, Lachey started his solo career. His first solo album named “SoulO” was a commercial failure. After which, his second album, “What’s Left of Me” was much better received by the audience. During this album, Nick had met his future wife, Vanessa. This album could be described as a commercial success considering its No.2 position on the Billboards 200 charts.
This album even sold over 500,000 copies in the US, certifying it Gold by the RIAA. He later left Jive Records in June 2010, after which he came out with his third album called “A Father’s Lullaby”. After this, he released his latest album called the “Soundtrack of My Life”. This album basically consisted of all the covers he had sung of songs that had featured in movie soundtracks.
Nick Lachey’s Television Career
Nick Lachey started his Television career with a couple of reality shows with his then-wife, Jessica Simpson. His first appearance was on the MTV reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. This show had a total of 3 seasons along with 41 episodes. The show finally came to a halt in 2005 as the couple was about to split soon. The two even appeared in one other reality television special called “The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour” in 2004. His other appearances on television were featured ones. He appeared in the seventh season of The WB drama “Charmed”. Here. He played the role of Leslie St. Clair. After this, he even appeared as himself, Nick Lachey, as a singer at Red Bedroom Productions in the popular TV series, “One Tree Hill“.
Later, Lachey ventured back into reality TV, as he took it upon himself to produce the MTV Musical Reality Show, “Taking the Stage“. This show had the audience witness the lives of high school students as they aspire to reach their career heights at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. He then began his career in hosting as he started off with the NBC singing competition, “The Sing-Off”. Here he hosted the show from season one to three between the years, 2009 and 2011. His other appearances as a host include, “Big Morning Buzz Live”, “America’s Most Musical Family”, and “Love is Blind” along with his wife, Vanessa. He is even known to have appeared as a contestant on NBC Celebrity Reality show “Stars Earn Stripes” and “Dancing with the Stars”.
What is Nick Lachey’s Net Worth?
At the time of his divorce from Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey was said to have a net worth of $5 million. And now, as he has indulged his career in the works of music, television, acting, and showmanship, his net worth has been increased to a total of somewhere around $25 million. This net worth is the amount that is a combined net worth of Nick alongside his wife, model/actress Vanessa Minnillo.
His worth can be backed up by his expenditures in real estate and such. Back in 2016, he was known to sell his previous home at a price of $4 million to only later buy a new home. This home was bought by both Nick and Vanessa as they collectively paid a total of $4.15 million. They bought a 7 bedroom home in Encino California which was previously known to be owned by the Mexican singer, Jenni Rivera. Later in October 2019, the couple listed the home for sale at a cost of $7 million.