Nick Lachey has worked with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for many years and chatted with Parade magazine at this year’s Water Slide-A-Thon about his experience with the program and about becoming a father.
“I’ve been with my Little Brother for seven years. He’s 15 now, and the evolution of seeing him go from a shy, timid little boy to a young man in high school who has completely come out of his shell has been pretty awesome to be a part of. If I’ve affected his life in even the smallest of ways, it’s been more than worthwhile.”
On getting married and having kids with his partner Vanessa Minnillo:
“I’m assuming fatherhood is going to be a hundred times more intense than being a Big Brother, but watching a life develop in front of you is a bit of a parallel. I’m certainly looking towards it. I’d like to be a dad sooner than later. I’m getting up there. I’ve gotta catch up with my brother. He’s got two and I’ve got zero, so the pressure is on me!”
“I’m at a point in my life where I’m ready to start another chapter. Having kids is a big part of that. I’m excited for what comes next. Life is a journey, and I’m certainly ready to close this chapter and move on to the next.”
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