Nick was just named Cosmo's Fun, Fearless Male of the Year. Winning the title obviously made him think about the trials and tribulations he's gone through in his life, most recently, his very public divorce. Through it all he's managed to stay the well-grounded guy we loved to watch on The Newlyweds. Besides singing his heart out, he reveals how he got through his tough times. Here's more from Nick:
"You have to always have a good perspective and a good attitude and always take the high road. You never want to look back and regret the way you acted."
The singer, who split from Jessica Simpson in November 2005, tells PEOPLE: "Certainly I had some tough times in the past year. Hopefully I tried always to take the high road and make the most of the situation."
"What makes us all fun and fearless?" Lachey asked the crowd at the award ceremony at Manhattan's Cipriani restaurant. "Is it our passion? Is it our drive? Is it our love for our families? Let's face it – we're all just so damn good looking!"
Nick certainly seemed to play his cards right after the Jessica split. We know many women who would have lined up to be in Vanessa's shoes. Nick probably could have made that public affair much dirtier but instead he was nice and in the long run things worked out so well for him. Oh and like he said, he's just so damn good looking. That probably helped.