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Both Nick And Vanessa Lachey On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Nick Lachey and dance partner Peta Murgatroyd

Nick Lachey has taken his reality TV life to yet another level.

After being "Newlyweds" with Jessica Simpson on MTV, and marrying Vanessa Minnillo on TLC in 2011, Nick and Vanessa will compete against each other – and the rest of the celebrities – on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Credit ABC
Vanessa will dance with and Maks Chmerkovskiy

So who will their three young children root for?

"I've moved out of the house for the duration of the season just to keep the peace," Nick joked on "Good Morning America" Wednesday when the cast was announced.

Vanessa quickly added: ""No, actually, we're still living together."

ABC is playing it for all its worth. Nick and Vanessa were paired with husband-and-wife professional dancers, Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy. And "GMA" reminded Nick that younger brother Drew won the Mirror Ball trophy in the second season in 2006.

Drew appeared via video on "GMA" to tell Nick to take a lot of ibuprofen, be patient ("Rome was not built in a day and neither is your rumba'), and to win.

"I sure hope you beat Vanessa, because if you don't, she will never let you hear the end of it," Drew said.

If Nick remains on "DWTS" into November, he'll be very busy. Nick is scheduled to tour with Drew and 98 Degrees starting Nov. 10 to promote their "Let It Snow" Christmas album being released Oct. 13. The band performs Dec. 15 at the Aronoff Center.

Also dancing in the 25th season on ABC will be former Bengals received Terrell Owens;  Drew Scott from HGTV's hit "Property Brothers"; "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran; actor Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle"); pop singer Debbie Gibson; WWE wrestler Nikki Bella; former Paralympic athlete Victoria Arlen;  actress Sasha Pieterse ("Pretty Little Liars"); former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher; "Hamilton" star Jordan Fisher; and violinist  Lindsey Stirling.

The 25th season premieres on Monday, Sept. 18 (8 p.m., ABC).  

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.