We’re no strangers to Nick Lachey and Vanessa’s adorable holiday cards, so we’re not really surprised to see that Nick Lachey’s anniversary message to his wife is hopelessly touching.
It’s been six years, you guys!
Doesn’t it seem like, if not just yesterday, not that long ago that Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were inseparable?
But those two divorced over a decade ago, and you know what? We’re delighted.
Nick and Vanessa found each other soon after that breakup and they are precious together.
Jessica Simpson is still gorgeous and she’s happy and living her best life.
(Seriously, check out her butt right now — we’ll wait)
Nick and Vanessa have three kids together, and Nick’s been investing in legal marijuana and a big proponent for legalizing it in more states.
But Nick is, first and foremost, wildly in love with Vanessa, and he’s reminding the world of it with this photo and its caption.
First of all, that’s clearly a photograph of a photograph — and we think that he snapped this of a wall-mounted picture.
That speaks volumes to how important their relationship is to both of them.
And then there’s Nick’s captions:
“Six years ago today, I took this beautiful woman as my wife and the life we’ve built together is more incredible than anything I could have ever imagined!!”
“Through all of the laughter, tears, triumphs, and challenges, you are my unconditional rock.”
It’s so important that he talks about the emotional range involved, you know?
Not all of marriage is bliss, but overall, a relationship should make you happy.
“I love you and our family more than you will ever know.”
We think that she has some idea.
“Thanks for your patience, support, and love. Thanks for being you.”
He even used the serial comma (also called the Oxford comma) — what a champ!
He ended it with the simplified message — and, of course, with an obligatory hashtag.
“Happy Anniversary!! #soulmate.”
Gotta have those hashtags.
Remember that while they’ve been married for six years, they started dating something like eleven years ago.
And despite one or two “hiccups” in their relationship during the dating phase, these two have been a consistent item.
A decade is a long time to get to know someone.
Half a decade is a good amount of time to wait while dating before getting married.
(Not just a few months, as the Duggars like to rush weddings because they do everything wrong)
But that’s just a general guideline.
Different people and different couples might click way faster — or might take years longer before they get that kind of certainty.
But Nick and Vanessa got to really get to know each other, before and after their wedding.
Nick and Jessica were followed everywhere by cameras to film their show, and doing that so early on proved to be disastrous.
(Kind of like what happened with Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins, to be honest — history loves to repeat itself)
There were a lot of factors behind Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s breakup.
(A breakup that, at the time, was a huge deal)
They were both young and they were just different people.
Being constantly on camera so early in their relationship cannot have helped.
But the real lesson here is that when you find the person who’s perfect for you, your relationship can be truly and wildly successful.
Just don’t rush things or marry too young, basically.
Real love usually comes with real maturity.