Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey seem to be the perfect example of a happy Hollywood family, and according to the couple, that’s because they put family before work.
“Nick made the sacrifice of waiting until my show [‘Dads’] wrapped to do his show [‘Big Morning Buzz Live’],” Minnillo tells Parents magazine‘s June 2014 issue. “I’m not taking opportunities in LA during my show’s hiatus. We are a family first, and that means both of us raising Cam together.”
The couple, who met on the set of Lachey’s “What’s Left of Me” music video in 2006, are parents to 20-month old Camden. While they love their son, they also know that sometimes they need some personal time to keep their own romance alive.
“When you’ve got the little one between you, it’s not as romantic as when the two of you are alone,” Minnillo says of why Camden has a set 7:30 p.m. bedtime, and why he can’t climb into bed with them. After he’s asleep, “We put on some music or a favorite TV show, pour a glass of wine, have dinner — that’s our ‘alone time.'”
“My wife’s maternal side is a new dynamic to her personality,” Lachey says of his wife of almost three years. “It’s definitely made her even sexier.”