Nick and Vanessa Lachey had been dating for five years when Vanessa decided it was about time they took the next step in their relationship. On an episode of The Ultimatum, Vanessa explained that they had moved in together and she was ready to get married.
“We dated for five years. So I finally said, ‘What are we doing?’ I had moved in with him, I had renovated his entire bachelor pad, there was a bar in the pool, I was like ‘whatever you want,’ and now I’m like, ‘OK I want to put kids in the pool,'” Vanessa shared.
Unfortunately, they weren’t in the same mindset and they ended up taking a break. They each dated one other person but quickly got perspective and realized “that if we got out of our own way, we could be amazing together.”
“It took me seeing somebody else and me realizing I don’t mind the things that bugged me or were holding me back. I don’t mind all that, the bigger picture is how I feel about that person and their values of wanting to be with me and knowing everything about me,” Vanessa concluded.