Nick Lachey, of the reunited boy band 98 Degrees, gave a pretty candid Q&A to Details magazine. Among the juicy tidbits, Lachey says he’s thankful he hit it big before Justin Bieber’s time, and that Kim Kardashian used him to get famous.
Kardashian — who was then a “stylist” and Paris Hilton pal — was the first woman Nick was spotted out and about with after his 2005 split from ex-wife and “Newlyweds” co-star, Jessica Simpson. When asked if he thinks he helped skyrocket Kim to her current fame, Nick sort of sells her down the river. (OK, not sort of — definitely.)
“Let’s just say this: We went to a movie. No one followed us there. Somehow, mysteriously, when we left, there were 30 photographers waiting outside,” Lachey says. “There are certain ways to play this game, and some people play it well.” As for her infamous sex tape, Nick says it “was already in the can.”
Nick is now married to Vanessa Minillo, who starred in his 2006 “What’s Left of Me” music video. The couple had their first child, baby boy Camden, in 2012.
Nick also reveals he was none too pleased when he learned of the innuendo-based name for 98 Degrees’ tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. “The name did not come from our camp, I’ll tell you that much,” says Lachey. “We say, ‘Ah, the Package Tour — what a bunch of d***s!'”
There’s more from Nick in the May issue of Details.