Why Nick Lachey’s 5-Year-Old Son Doesn’t Want Him to Compete on DWTS Anymore: ‘It Broke My Heart’

Nick Lachey isn’t prepared for his tour on Dancing with a Stars to come to an finish — though there’s a unequivocally special chairman in his life who is.

The 98 Degrees member is now competing on deteriorate 25 of a ABC existence dance foe array along with his wife, Vanessa Lachey, that requires a married integrate to be divided from their 3 children — sons Camden John, 5, and 10-month-old Phoenix and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2 — for extended amounts of time via a week.

“We’re all carrying such a good time, we don’t wish it to come to an finish since it’s a really, unequivocally special journey,” Nick, 43, told Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday. “It’s a lot of time commitment. It’s a lot of earthy and romantic things you’re going through, though in a finish it’s so value it and it’s such an implausible challenge. It’s such a singular challenge. It’s not like anything I’ve ever finished in my career and I’ve been unequivocally sanctified to do a lot of things, though this is distinct anything I’ve ever taken on before, so it’s been an education.”

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Although Nick — who certified that he doesn’t “like dancing that much” — hopes to allege serve in a competition, he suggested to co-hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover that he “would positively be fine if we went home.”

“I’m a rival guy— we positively don’t wish to go home, though we didn’t do this uncover since we was failing to win or even suspicion we could win. we only wanted to kind of plea myself in a new approach that we had never been challenged before,” Nick, who is partnered with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, explained.

“It’s a lot of time. It’s a lot of rehearsals any day and afterwards it’s all a packages and a interviews and a things we have to fire outward of rehearsal. So to have both relatives entirely intent in this whole thing, it’s been tough,” Nick said.

“My son pronounced to me a other day, he’s like, ‘Daddy, we don’t wish we to dance anymore,’ ” he pronounced of 5-year-old son, Camden. “It pennyless my heart since we wish we could spend some-more time with your kids, obviously.”

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While it’s formidable to be divided from their children for extended durations of time any day, Nick is beholden that he and Vanessa are in a foe together and know a physical, romantic and time mandate required to compete.

“It is also unequivocally useful to have a partner who’s going by a same kind of experience,” he said. “At a finish of a day, we can come home and speak about my bruise feet or my bruise behind and emotionally how emptied we am, and she totally gets it since she’s in a same spot.”

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When deteriorate 25 premiered, Vanessa achieved a mom-themed series and explained her logic for fasten a existence show.

“I do all in my life for my kids and for my husband, though this is an event for me to kind of do something for myself,” Vanessa, who is interconnected with Murgatroyd’s father Maks Chmerkovskiy, pronounced in her video package.

“This is about me!” Vanessa joked in rehearsal. “Mama’s removing her slit back.”

Dancing with a Stars front Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.