For Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Lachey, absence made the heart go fonder.
On the debut episode of their Netflix reality show The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, which premiered April 6, the two revealed to the contestants that they grew closer after a brief breakup, during which they each saw one other person.
“I always said I was gonna be that girl that would never give a man an ultimatum. I was 29,” Vanessa, 41, said, standing next to Nick. “Five years later, things changed. But look what it got me! We dated for five years. So I finally said, ‘What are we doing?’ I have now moved in with him. I renovated his entire bachelor pad. There was a bar in the pool. I’m like, ‘Whatever you want.’ Now I want kids in the pool. So that’s when I started the dance [waves ring finger in the air].”
Nick, 48, joked, “That’s what put the nail in the coffin.”
Vanessa continued, “If I’m being completely candid and transparent, we took a break. We both saw one other person and we realized that if we got out of our own way, we could be amazing together.”