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Vanessa Lachey on Husband Nick: 'Nothing Is Going to Tear Us Apart'

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey is enjoying life as a newlywed.

The Wipeout co-host and former Miss Teen USA tied the knot with longtime love Nick Lachey in July 2011. And although the newlywed is still glowing from her Necker Island nuptials, she admits that her busy schedule started to take a toll.

"I do a lot of damage to my hair every day because of my work. I just noticed this huge change. It started getting thinner and it started falling out. I hit 30, and I literally felt like I was balding!" she tells Parade.com.

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To repair her famous locks, the star's friend and hairstylist Betsy Reyes introduced her to salon hair care brand Nioxin and their latest product, Diamax. "She used it at my wedding and I immediately saw a change. If a girl doesn't have healthy looking hair then she just looks a hot mess!"

Vanessa, 31, talked to Parade.com about the essentials: hair, boys, and love.

On her blonde ambition.

"I dated a guy once who wanted me to have blonde hair. Clearly, he was the wrong guy for me! I went to a lady who bleached my hair and it literally fell out. So, not only did I go back to my natural hair, I broke up with the guy!"

And went on to find someone who appreciates the real you.
"Absolutely!"

How does Nick make you feel beautiful?
"He always just tells me how beautiful I am and that he loves me. I think any woman wants to hear that because we have our off days, so whether they're lying or not, to hear that from your man is always encouraging."

On life as a married lady.

"It's good! In a good way, nothing is dramatically different, so I think that means we were good to begin with. We worked out all of our kinks when we dated and after everything we've been through, there's nothing that we can't handle and take on. It's a comforting thought to know that I've got my partner by my side walking through life and all the ups and the downs. I know we can handle it. There's nothing too big or too crazy that's going to tear us apart."

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On balancing work and family.

"First and foremost, we have to make the priority each other and everything else falls into place. Yes, work is what makes the world go 'round and it's our creative outlet, but at the end of the day, your partner is your family and that is your life."

On her newest gig as a host on ABC's Wipeout.

"It's crazy! I'm there 14 hours a day, every single day, so I see the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've always been a fan of the show, so this was an easy transition for me. But everything is bigger in person. [The set] is literally like a theme park."

Have you taken the plunge and gone through the obstacle course yourself?

"I haven't done it. I feel like I should do it so I have more sympathy for the contestants, but then if I do, they can always hold that against me."

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On her hopes for the future.
"I think as I've gotten older, I've learned to look at life and take every day as it comes. Not that I don't have goals and dreams, but now that I'm married, I'm excited to start that next chapter of being a wife and someday being a mom and just moving forward and seeing what life brings me. So far, life has brought me good things: I'm on a great show, I've got great friends, and a good husband, so I'm happy!"



 
 
 
 
 

 

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