Why is Vanessa Lachey not on Perfect Match season 1 and 2?

It’s a case of “where’s Vanessa?” for fans tuning into Perfect Match Seasons 1 and 2, and the absence of Vanessa Lachey from the hosting lineup has raised a few eyebrows. Here’s the lowdown on why she’s not taking the stage alongside her husband, Nick Lachey, in this Netflix reality series.

Vanessa and Nick Lachey are no strangers to hosting dating shows together, having shared the spotlight on hits like Love is Blind and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. However, eagle-eyed viewers have noticed Vanessa’s conspicuous absence from Perfect Match.


So, what gives? Well, according to Nick, it all comes down to scheduling conflicts. In an interview with People, Nick revealed that Vanessa “couldn’t make it happen” for Perfect Match, citing her role as Jane Tennant in various NCIS shows as a potential culprit for the clash in schedules.

Despite Vanessa’s inability to join him on set, Nick expressed his excitement about flying solo in the hosting department, emphasizing the unique thrill of taking the reins solo. He shared, “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.”

While Vanessa may be missing from the hosting lineup, her support for Nick’s solo gig is unwavering. Taking to Instagram, she expressed her pride in her husband and humorously admitted to missing him during his filming stint. It’s clear that even when they’re apart professionally, they’re still each other’s biggest fans.

As Vanessa continues to make waves in the acting world with her role in the NCIS franchise, Nick has solidified his status as the king of Netflix reality TV hosting. From his boy band beginnings in 98 Degrees to his reality show antics with Jessica Simpson on Newlyweds, Nick has seamlessly transitioned into the world of hosting, earning accolades for his charismatic presence on shows like The Sing-Off and Dancing with the Stars.

With Perfect Match Season 2 already underway and Nick holding down the fort solo, fans can expect more drama, romance, and maybe even a few surprises as the series unfolds. So, while Vanessa may be absent from the hosting lineup, her spirit undoubtedly continues to cheer Nick on from the sidelines.