Vanessa Lachey Opens Up About Son's Premature Birth

Danny Woods
October 11, 2017

Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey welcomed their third child Phoenix Robert last year-and Vanessa just revealed that she went through emergency surgery in the process.

'She is still crying, so this is definitely going to be emotional, ' he said of Murgatroyd.

Vanessa Lachey has opened up about the scary birth of her son Phoenix in December. Get here as quick as you can, ' " he recalled.

Lachey's wife, Vanessa Lachey, also spoke with ET following her return to the dance floor with partner, Murgatroyd's husband, by her side. Each performance was meant to celebrate the most memorable year of the contestant's life.

During the competition, Vanessa put her emotions into a rumba with her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, dancing to Nick Lachey's version of "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)".

Phoenix, now 10 months, is now a healthy baby boy.

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Nick, 43, struggled to hold back his tears on the topic too, admitting he'll never forget the moment she called him in a state of panic. "Just make him okay'". Protect your wife. I never felt so helpless.

But the couple made it through the hard experience by supporting each other.

Vanessa and Maksim performed to a song sung by Nick, who is also competing in this series, on Monday's show and it was a track that helped the couple through some "really though times" and bond as a family.

"We leaned on each other and got through it with great friends and family around us and in the end everything was perfectly fine, so I am thrilled to be able to tell that story tonight, and I hope it inspires somebody else out there to kind of keep their head up", Nick said.

Wasn't it fearless of Nick and Vanessa to open up about their traumatic experience in order to give other NICU parents hope?

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