Nick Lachey (born November 9, 1973, in Harlan, Kentucky) is a pop music singer who rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a writer and joint lead vocalist along with founding member Jeff Timmons of the boyband 98 Degrees. The group also included Lachey's brother Drew Lachey and classmate Justin Jeffre. He married fellow pop star Jessica Simpson in October of 2002.
The couple starred in the hit reality television series Newlyweds which ran on MTV for four seasons from 2002-2005.
Following months of rumours and tabloid speculation, they announced their separation in November 2005, and were divorced in early 2006.