Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo want to get married & have Newlyweds 2.0 show

Back in June, the National Enquirer reported that Nick Lachey and his longterm girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo, were trying to land their own reality show. Supposedly producers were telling them “the project needed a hook” so Vanessa was actively trying to get pregnant in order to sell that plotline. Romantic, isn’t it? I was hoping this story wasn’t true, because I remember how Lachey cried to a reporter for Rolling Stone after his marriage with Jessica Simpson ended and explained that doing the reality show had negatively impacted their relationship. He didn’t blame the show for the disintegration of his marriage, but he did say a bunch of things about how it was a bad experience for them. He said “Jessica and I began playing these parts even when we were by ourselves. It became a really blurred line. There was a question about what truly was our reality. When you are on a reality show, your life ceases to be reality. It becomes TV.”

Now OK! Magazine is reporting that Nick and Vanessa are planning on getting married and are pitching some kind of Newlyweds 2.0 show, except it somehow feature other newlyweds in order to take away the boredom factor. I wonder if anyone is even remotely interested. We haven’t heard much from these two lately.

Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo were recently spotted talking with NBC execs. An insider tells OK!

“They are exploring an idea to get married and do a show about newlyweds. It would help Nick relaunch his career and Vanessa take her career to the next level.”

The idea worked well in the past – Newlyweds, starring Nick and then-wife Jessica Simpson, was a ratings hit for MTV and the talk of the nation from 2003 to 2005.

[From OK! Magazine, print edition, September 20, 2010]

Yes the idea worked well – for MTV, not for Nick and Jessica on any level. Reading Nick’s Rolling Stone interview over again, I’m struck by what an emotional committed guy he is. He really loved Jessica and he was heartbroken that they broke up. I watched that Newlyweds show a few times and I remember really liking him. He’s watchable, and people might be interested in seeing him again with his Vanessa. He’s only screwing over his relationship by trying to feature it on television, though. I would think he would have realized that after all he went through, but tough times must have convinced him otherwise. I’m glad these two are solid, though. They seem like they’re so in love.

Photos are from 4/20/10, 2/10/10, and 6/5/10 (candids). Credit: WENN and Fame





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  1. lucy2 says:

    If this is true, which I doubt, he’s an idiot. It wrecked his first marriage, why do it again? I also doubt that any networks would be interested. He’s likable enough, but not terribly fascinating, and I find her annoying.

  2. dorothy says:

    Enough with the reality shows! Did the man not learn anything? My dad always says….first mistake you figure your dumb. Second time you make the same mistate you dam_ -dumb.

  3. jen says:

    Jessica will need a daily Hagen Dazs home delivery if this happens.

  4. Brin says:

    I agree@lucy2…. get married for sure
    but don’t do the reality show.

  5. aenflex says:

    On the flip side maybe he wants done with her, and this is a good way to do it and make some cash as well…

  6. Tess says:

    Nick, marriage is NOT a gig. Really. Career doldrums can be confusing, I guess.

  7. BrendaWalsh says:

    How does Nick Lachey make money these days? I can’t imagine Minnillo’s “career” is enough to keep them afloat.

  8. mln says:

    I think he is likeable but kind of lame. He should have gone to college instead of trying to be in the entertainment business because he isn’t very talented. And I am proud to say I never watched an episode of his first reality show and I won’t watch this one either.

  9. Samigirl says:

    I would think all these “celeb” couples would just see this very simple equation.
    marriage + “reality” show= divorce.
    Same thing with getting your significant others name tattoo’ed on your person…its just inevitable that you are gonna break up.

  10. Jen says:

    Well, gosh, that’s a great idea, Nick. I mean, it worked out so well for you the first time around.

  11. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I thought they’d been broken up for like 2 years! Well, way to keep yourselves under the radar, but I doubt that was on purpose.

  12. Kelly says:

    There are only two words that apply to this situation: BAD F*ING IDEA. Oh, wait, that’s three words. But the middle one is the qualifier.

  13. Moreaces says:

    If true, I see nothing good coming from this,

  14. Tiffany says:

    I always liked Nick and I remember the RS interview. I remember watching the show and seeing how not only did he love Jessica but took care of her and their home together. It was crappy that they tried to screw him in the divorce, she was in debt and he took that on. Nick has always been frugal, so I don’t think that he is broke. He never lived the high life anyway. For easy money, he really should consider American Idol. I remember the choir show he did last Christmas and his choir won the competition, I mean he beat Patty Labelle.

  15. sasha says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure they did break up, but nobody else wanted them so they got together again.

    What’s the point of this show? He’s divorced and so not a newlywed; they’ve been together for quite a long time, so no ‘newlywed’ surprises for them. Also we’ve seen them having anal sex in a hotel hot tub. What do they have left to bring to a reality show??

    All tapped out on these two.

  16. Mbizz says:

    I love Nick and would watch him in anything he decided to do.

  17. sasha says:

    Just remembered! She was publicly angling for a ten carat diamond in her engagement ring. Men love it when you do that. :D

  18. Mistral says:

    Didn’t he learn his lesson from the first time around? Relationship + reality television = Doomed relationship

  19. Kiska says:

    I dunno. I watched the Nick and Jess Newlywed show a few times. Jessica seemed too young and immature to be married at the time. However, Nick really doted on her and really tried to make it work.
    I don’t know if I’d watch him and Vanessa because it wouldn’t be the same.

  20. Bopa says:

    I think Nick’s shelf life is over. No one watched the Newlywed show to see Nick. Most watched to see Jessica say something silly. I’m not sure how people view Vanessa Manilow but anyone who follows the industry knows that she destroyed her career by being too deep in the Hollywood trash she was hired to report on. I personally don’t care for her and wouldn’t watch a show she was in.

  21. belle Epoch says:

    Agree – the oven timer has gone off for both of them. She has probably burned a million bridges by now with her entitled behavior, plus she’s not young any more. He’s got nothing.

    Here’s an idea: how about getting real jobs?

  22. Confuzzle says:

    He really needs to get a real job. Clearly the singing career is long dead and he has nothing else happening in showbiz. Time to hang it up and work for a living. Stop attention whoring, no one cares.

  23. abby says:

    This is somewhat off-topic, but it has to do with Nick Lachey. For some reason, I think one of the guys on ‘Jersey Shore’, (maybe Ronnie?) looks like Nick. Mainly in the shoulders, from Nick’s 98 Degrees time.

  24. Sharon says:

    I’m not sure what it is about Vanessa but she seems well…skanky. I wouldn’t watch any show w/her in it.

  25. Glory says:

    Wow! I really, really don’t think this is a good idea at all….Nick really needs to stop this…if he loves the girl marry the girl if thats what you want, if he is not ready to marry her and she is okay with that…ok…but for pete sake do not go on TV and display the foolishness. Not interest in seeing another Newlywed show with them…heck that is so played out. Vanessa was so wrong to speak to Jessica on what to do about Nick….It is all not something that should be displayed in our faces that wanted to much for Nick and Jessica to make it. Marriage is a honorable thing, its precious in the eyes of God…and we tamper with it to much.

  26. Mike123456 says:

    Nick is a gold digga smh, he dnt do shit for living get a job and be a fuckin man. Grow Up!! act ur age at least and btw u not even an artist so stop it you not goin no were. Sorry vanessa but u can do better than this ya not gonna last for eva and every1 knoes that. Well I hope the best and make that right desicion next time

  27. xxxcccefg says:

    Nick is a and Jerk and vanessa is definately skany. I will not watch anything they do