Aug 26, - Nick Lachey doesn't take himself too seriously. My wife [Vanessa Minnillo] and I actually did that on vacation in Costa Rica once, and when. Nicholas Scott Lachey is an American actor, singer, and television personality. He rose to fame The video for "What's Left Of Me" featured former MTV VJ, Vanessa Minnillo. Lachey recorded "Ordinary Day" for the Oprah Winfrey-produced Children: 3.