They dated for two months, until Nick broke up Kim feeling like she went out with him in order to get more famous.
The 98 Degrees singer opens up about his brief romance with Kardashian in Details magazine's May issue, suggesting that the reality star used him to get famous back in 2006.
"Let’s just say this: We went to a movie. No one followed us there. Somehow, mysteriously, when we left, there were 30 photographers waiting outside," he continued, laughing
"There are certain ways to play this game, and some people play it well," he explains, before agreeing that Kardashian's now-infamous sex tape with Ray J helped her get noticed.
Still although it sounds like Lachey is throwing Kardashian under the bus, the 32-year-old mom-to-be has confessed that her relationship with the boy-bander got her a lot of attention.
"It all started when I was dating Nick Lachey. Of course the paparazzi took pictures, because people were curious about who he was with," she writes in the 2010 book, "Kardashian Konfidential."
"The next night I was out with Paris Hilton," she continued. "We were in her car and the paparazzi started taking pictures. Usually they would shout, 'Paris! Paris! Paris!' [But] they started yelling 'Kim! Kim! Kim!' I wanted to hide, and Paris and I just looked at each other and laughed. She said, 'Whatever you do, just smile.' I thought, this is so weird, I don't know what’s going on. It was surreal."
And the rest is history.
4 June 2006
18 August 2006
Where/How First Met
A party for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart.