Pop singers Nick and Jessica had a whirlwind romance in the early 2000s. At the time of their relationship, they were both skyrocketing into stardom and the combination of them together helped push their popularity. Nick was reeling from his success as a singer in the boy band 98 Degrees and eventually started his own solo career, while Jessica’s singing career was also beginning to take off. After their lavish Hollywood wedding, they both decided to take on a reality television show as newlyweds and could be found in the living rooms of home all over America. These two were the real deal, at least for a few years. It was definitely young love as Jessica was only in her early twenties at the time of their marriage and Nick was seven years her senior. Today, these two have happily moved on with new marriages and children of their own, but we still enjoy taking a walk down memory lane every now and then. If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a look at our 10 things you might not have known about Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s relationship!
10. How They Met
The former couple met by introduction at the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1998. At the time Nick was still a member of the popular boy band 98 Degrees and Jessica was beginning her musical career. They were both using the same manager and he was the one who introduced them. After he met her for the first time he told his band members, “I’m going to marry that girl.” They began dating after they met again at a Teen People event in January 1999. He said he knew he was falling for Simpson after he watched her perform for the first time. “I watched her sing and saw the way people responded.”