Entertainment TV Nick Lachey Says He 'Missed' Not Being Able to Host 'Perfect Match' with Wife Vanessa Lachey Even though the pair won't be hosting Netflix's newest reality dating show together, Nick exclusively tells PEOPLE: "Lucky enough that I've already found my perfect match" By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 14, 2023 01:08 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty for Netflix After Nick and Vanessa Lachey have worked side by side on several Netflix projects, Nick is going solo for the streamer's newest romantic reality series. After co-hosting Love Is Blind and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On with his wife, Nick is taking the reins on Perfect Match, which features singles from several Netflix reality shows mixing and mingling to find true love. The 98 Degrees singer, 49, tells PEOPLE Vanessa, 42, "would've been great on this show," but she "couldn't make it happen." He adds, "But yeah, we love hosting together. We love doing this together." Nick Lachey Would Have 'Gravitated' Toward Wife Vanessa on Love Is Blind: 'I Would Find You Anywhere' And though he "missed [Vanessa] just in general" while filming Perfect Match for a month in Panama, he says, "I was thrilled to be able to do it by myself. 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." Still, he's more than happy to to team up again on screen in the future: "It's fun to do both, honestly. I really love hosting with her." Nick and Vanessa Lachey. Netflix Nick also notes how he's "lucky enough that I've already found my perfect match" in Vanesa. The pair have been married since 2011 and share three children. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey's Relationship Timeline Since Nick has found the one in Vanessa, he's eager to help others do the same on Perfect Match. He's exciting about the new series, which premiered on Valentine's Tuesday because "when everyone's there in a house together, you have the physical attraction, you have the emotional attraction. But there's also a gameplay element involved in Perfect Match in trying to stay in the house and make it to the end to even have a chance to be the perfect match." He adds, "It was interesting to see how everyone was kind of game-playing." Courtesy of Netflix Nick Lachey Says It Doesn't Get 'More Authentic Than Love Is Blind' After Shade by Bachelor Host Jesse Palmer But Nick assures that, beyond the fun and flirty games, several contestants were invested in building lasting bonds, too. "You had some who just said, 'You know what? I'm attracted to this person. You're my person. We're just going to ride or die to the end and see how it plays itself out,'" he teases. "It was really cool and very different to see it all unfold." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The first four episodes of Perfect Match premiered on Netflix Tuesday. The remaining episodes will drop every Tuesday through Feb. 28.