But Nick is, first and foremost, wildly in love with Vanessa, and he's reminding the world of it with this photo and its caption.
First of all, that's clearly a photograph of a photograph -- and we think that he snapped this of a wall-mounted picture.
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 and Jessica were followed everywhere by cameras to film their show, and doing that so early on proved to be disastrous.
(Kind of like what happened with Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins, to be honest -- history loves to repeat itself) There were a lot of factors behind Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's breakup.
(Cincinnati's frigid winters were just one of the many factors he managed to overlook.) "My brother's good at that kind of stuff.
I kind of take this dreamer's approach, like, 'Why don't we do this?
Why don't we build an elevator shaft on the outside of the building, and...'" "Like in ? He takes a beat, his heavy brow furrowed thoughtfully above his foolishly blue eyes, and then pounds one meaty fist on the table.
"Exactly," he says with a hint of relief in his voice.
Upon entering The Eveleigh, a breezy West Hollywood eatery with an outdoor patio to make you swoon, he mentions that he "campaigned heavily" for an open air rooftop deck at the namesake tavern he and his brother, Drew, run on A&E's .
"It was shot down and probably for good reason," he says of the idea.
But the real lesson here is that when you find the person who's perfect for you, your relationship can be truly and wildly successful.