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.
Of course, they eventually got back together in September 2001 after the 9/11 attacks.
According to both of them, the break up was simply the result of being too young and because both of their careers were blowing up. They had been dating since Jessica was 19-years-old so she had a lot of growing up to do whereas Nick was much more comfortable with where he was.
“You could feel there was tension between the two of them,” the three-time Emmy-nominated producer claimed to the website. He was a blue collar guy — he did a lot of things himself, like he and his brother [Drew Lachey] would build things. She was really young; I think he’s seven years older than her.
Remember when Jessica Simpson literally aired her dirty laundry on TV?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.Jessica commented on it and said, “Nick was patiently waiting for me to grow up a little.I knew that I never ever wanted to be away from Nick for the rest of my life.” Nick and Jessica were engaged in February 2002 and quickly planned a wedding.