Meet Nick and Vanessa Lachey's 3 Mini Me's — Camden, Brooklyn, and Phoenix
Nick and Vanessa Lachey may keep their work schedules packed as Netflix's resident "Love Is Blind" hosts, but the married couple are never too busy for their three adorable kids — Camden, Brooklyn, and Phoenix — who are all arguably a perfect mix of the two.
The Lacheys first met on the set of MTV's "Total Request Live" back in the early 2000s, when Nick was still married to his first wife, Jessica Simpson, whom he separated from in 2005. However, it wasn't until 2006 — after Vanessa played Nick's love interest in his "What's Left of Me" video — that the pair struck up a romantic connection and began dating shortly thereafter. Though they briefly split back in June 2009, Nick and Vanessa reconciled later that year and went on to tie the knot in 2011. A little over a year later, the couple started their family and the rest is history!
Now a family of five, Nick and Vanessa are proud parents to their three children. But who knows, the two could expand their family again with a potential baby No. 4. Though Vanessa told Tamron Hall that her third pregnancy would be her last during a 2020 appearance on her talk show, she seemed more open to the idea of welcoming another addition to the family in a January 2023 interview with Distractify.
"I always consider it," she said. "I have been very lucky to be able to have three beautiful, healthy, crazy-at-times children. And if I do have another then it's just a blessing that I will accept with open arms."
Scroll ahead to meet all of Nick and Vanessa's kids and see some of their most adorable pictures.
Camden John Lachey
Nick and Vanessa's first child together, Camden, was born on Sept. 13, 2012. Just like his dad, Camden is already gravitating toward music and loves to sing. "You never want to force your kids to do what you do, but it's nice when they naturally gravitate to the same passions that you have," Nick told People in 2019 about Camden's interests.
Whatever path Camden chooses in the future, it's safe to say he'll have the support of his parents every step of the way. For his 10th birthday, Nick shared a sweet tribute to his son on Instagram, writing, "Happy Birthday to my one and only, Camden. 10 years ago you made me a Dad and my life was forever changed. You are the most special, resilient, curious, unique, talented, handsome, perfect human being in the world. There is truly no one like you. Every moment I get to spend with you is a joy!! There is nothing like your first born!! Happy 10th Birthday buddy. I love you more than these words could ever convey."
Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey
Nick and Vanessa's middle child and only daughter, Brooklyn, was born on Jan. 6, 2015. Per her parents' Instagram pages, Brooklyn is a budding equestrian, lover of "anything that sparkles," and is mommy's "mini."
On her sixth birthday, Nick gushed about his daughter in an Instagram post, writing: "Wow.....my little baby girl isn't so little anymore!! I am so very proud to be your father and so very proud of you and the amazing little person you are! You blow my mind every single day and this world is a MUCH better place with you in it. I love you so much B. Happy, Happy, Happy 6th Birthday. You are everything to me!!"
Phoenix Robert Lachey
Nick and Vanessa's youngest child, Phoenix, was born 10 weeks premature on Dec. 24, 2016, after an umbilical cord prolapse, and was subsequently hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Vanessa reflected on Phoenix's birth on his sixth birthday on Instagram, writing in a post, "It was 2:34am on December 24th 2016. I had been in the hospital for 10 days already because my water broke 11 weeks early and we were trying to do all we could to keep him healthy and in my womb for a few more weeks. Well, he had different plans."
"I went to the restroom and when I stood up I realized my umbilical cord was coming out, an umbilical cord prolapse," she continued. "Immediately I was taken to an emergency delivery. 6 years later, you'd never know he was a premie! And when I tell him his birth story, he says, 'Mama, I came early because I didn't want to miss Christmas!'"
Today, Phoenix is healthy and just as cute as ever, keeping up with his older siblings Camden and Brooklyn. His mom even calls him the "missing piece to our family puzzle we never knew we needed."