Vanessa Lachey Is Absent as a 'Perfect Match' Co-Host, but Nick Has No Problem Going Solo

Vanessa Lachey is also an actor when she's not sharing hosting duties with husband Nick Lachey.

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Jun. 6 2024, Updated 12:04 p.m. ET

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Netflix streamers have gotten a healthy dose of the Lacheys as they host various dating shows on the platform, including Love Is Blind and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.

The pair, who have been married for over a decade, has been able to lend their knowledge and charisma to singles hoping to find their soulmates.

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That said, once a reality dating show is set to hit Netflix, fans grow to expect the Lachey's to be at the helm. However, things are a bit different with Perfect Match.

Viewers noticed that Nick is hosting solo — and while the 98 Degrees frontman can handle the job by himself, folks are wondering about his main squeeze.

So, why isn’t Vanessa Lachey on Perfect Match? Here’s the full scoop.

Vanessa Lachey at a Paramount Upfront event in 2022
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Vanessa Lachey wasn't on ‘Perfect Match’ for the first season presumably due to a work conflict.

It appears that the Lachey's are not a package deal! Fans who watched the first season of Netflix’s Perfect Match are aware that Vanessa is nowhere in sight.

And, while streamers have grown used to seeing Vanessa help singles navigate the dating process, it appears that she may have taken her talents elsewhere.

In a February 14, 2023 People interview, Nick shared that Vanessa decided to sit this one out. He shared with the outlet that she "would've been great on this show," but that she "couldn't make it happen." He added, "But yeah, we love hosting together. We love doing this together."

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Nick and Vanessa Lachey at a Netflix event
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Judging by Nick’s choice of words, it seems as if Vanessa got tied up in a scheduling conflict, at least for the inaugural season of the dating show. After all, the beauty is still busy flexing her acting chops on NCIS: Hawai’i. And even though fans hoped Vanessa would be able to co-host for future seasons, Nick is also on his own for Season 2.

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Hosting 'Perfect Match' solo means that Nick gets a little more freedom.

It’s clear as day that Nick loves him some Vanessa. They host two other shows on the streaming platform, after all. And he even gushed about working with his wifey.

“I really love hosting with her," Nick told People in the same interview.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey
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However, Nick did share that hosting solo limits the chance of him possibly stepping on toes.

“I was thrilled to be able to do it by myself,” Nick told the outlet. “And honestly, there's something to hosting by yourself, too. I mean, it's great to be able to dance here with your wife and co-host, but it's also a lot of fun to be able to do your own thing and not have to worry about stepping on toes or getting a word in or any of that stuff."

As for Perfect Match, Nick does a great job of hosting while connecting with the cast. And since the singer has already found his special someone, he's hopeful the cast will be just as lucky.

Perfect Match is now streaming on Netflix.

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