In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, and Justin Jeffre — better known as the guys of 98 Degrees — talk about being older, wiser, and more grateful than ever in their 40s!
The '90s boy band celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2017 with an album and tour, and they tell In Touch they are having the greatest time of their life now. “I think we have more fun now because there’s less pressure and we have more experience,” Justin says.
“We’re not taking everything so seriously. We’re enjoying the moment more now,” Drew tells In Touch. “And we’re not taking it for granted. We have families now and other careers. Everything doesn’t revolve around 98 Degrees, so we’re enjoying the ride more,” Jeff adds.
The group admits that life on the tour bus has changed quite some bit, as well! “Sleeping on the bus, getting up and down out of the top bunk isn’t as easy as it used to be! It’s not like we have to ice our knees, but you do get little hiccups you didn’t get when you were 22!” Drew jokes to In Touch.
“It’s hard when you have a family at home, because you miss them. But we’ve learned it’s best for the kids to stay in their routines — so we go out and do our thing, fly back and forth, see them for a couple of days,” Nick explains.
And although their kids think they are just regular "uncool" dads, they are thankful to have their “dream job” after all these years. “We just have more perspective and more of an appreciation for how lucky we are to even do this 20 years later,” Nick tells In Touch.
For the full interview with 98 Degrees, pick up the latest issue of In Touch magazine, on newsstands now!