Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are engaged
November 5th, 2010
09:35 AM ET

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are engaged

Five years after he announced his split from Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey is set to become a newlywed again: The singer, 36, popped the question to girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, 29, on Thursday.

โ€œWeโ€™re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together," the couple said in a joint statement to CNN.

Lachey and Minnillo, who began dating in 2006 and briefly split in 2009, were near a California beach on November 4 when he presented the former MTV host with a Bader & Garrin Asscher-cut diamond with baguettes, reports People.

Later that day, Lachey confirmed their good news via Twitter.

"Hey all. If anyone's heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true! Vanessa and I couldn't be happier," he wrote. "Thanks for all the love."

soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Drew Kennie

    to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme

    December 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lachey is HOT


    April 24, 2013 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kurt Santore

    A cheeseburger is a hamburger topped with cheese. Traditionally, the slice of cheese is placed on top of the meat patty, but the burger can include many variations in structure, ingredients, and composition. The term itself is a portmanteau of the words "cheese" and "hamburger." The cheese is usually cubed, and then added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before the patty is completely cooked which allows the cheese to melt. Cheeseburgers are often served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, or ketchup.;

    See ya later

    April 24, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
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    June 12, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Say WHAT?

    Who the fcuk CARES? They are not even F-list. A couple of nobodies, and no, this marriage wont last either.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. eddie lepore

    been with

    November 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Flip T

    I thought he was gay. Guess my gaydar must be off. Or maybe ...

    November 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sarspastic

    Dang! she's off the market. I was gonna ask her out.

    November 7, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ramses

    there going to make pretty babys

    November 7, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sydney

    I think this one will last. No interfering father in law. Her parents are in Florida. i can see Nick becoming a daddy like his brother Drew. Very happy that they found each other and love.

    November 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Geeman

    The Dude is so Ugly its unbelievable that he gets such nice a$$. Just look at the Big Nose and the Fat Jowls on him and don't tell me its his talent because there's not much of that going on either...

    November 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Miss G

    It's harsh to say it, but they won't last!

    November 6, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah Palin

    Hey you all a big congrats on the upcoming nupitals.. whoo hoo. Now, I got to go bag me a moose in celebration...

    November 6, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. carl

    I have to read in or order not to CARE.......sooooo who cares!!!!!!!....I more care about what u dumbmasses have to say !!!!!!

    November 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa

    I always thought she was just a golddigger and publicity hound but at least he didn't jump right into it. Good for them.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kris

    Must be a slow news day. His fame comes from being Jessica's ex and her fame comes from her association to him. It's not like either of them have done anything special in the last couple years. I agree, who really cares?

    November 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. pbtn

    " . . . he presented the former MTV host with a Bader & Garrin Asscher-cut diamond with baguettes."

    Why would he give her french bread with a diamond in it?

    November 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ohsotrue

    I wish them all the happiness in the world! One thing they have going for them is they stay out of the lime light for the most part. Nick seems down to earth and so does Vanessa so I think they will make it.

    November 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Loriey

    Nick, quick! Does she know the difference between Fish & Chicken??(as in Chicken of the Sea).....
    Best wishes to both of you, happiness Nick is yours!

    November 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jon davison

    Do your thang, Nick. She's a hottie. Much love to both

    November 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Really?

    Who cares...

    November 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sara

    i'm happy yet sad they are getting engaged. I mean he moved on pretty quick after Jessica filed for divorce and poor Jessica hasn't found the right guy up until now, and let's hope he doesn't break her heart. She let a really good catch get away, its unfortunate. I sitll don't know why they got divorced anyway. I still watch them as a couple on NEWLEYWEDS and I love them togetheir, but I suppose Vanessa treats him well and she was there for him thru his toughest time. Wish them an eternal marriage.

    November 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Neeq79

    Sad to say but I highly doubt their marriage will last. I give it about five years. Why do I say that? Because it's Hollywood. "Till death do us part, or until I get bored, or until I feel we grew apart".

    As for Jessica Simpson, she is an air head, but has an outstanding voice, listen to her earlier stuff, she has the pipes, but her image gets in her way.

    November 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mayhem

    No, it won't last, but that is hollywood. Vanessa is pretty mucha no body0 no one knew of her until they started dating. Since hern stint at MTV, she really has not done a darn thing. Jessica may not be the brightest builb out there but she has a lucrative carrer between singing and her fashon endeavours. Call her what you may, but she makes her own money. Vanessa lives of what Nick has left since he himself has not done too much either.

    November 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sARA

      Yeah I agree, Vanessa was jjust a TRL host and she was in NIcks video. SHes hella pretty though, I think prettier then Jess.

      November 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Truth

    Who is hell are these people?

    November 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. VT

    It won't last..

    November 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Marlena

    Who cares? Nick & Vanessa are B list actors, at best. Is Jessica Simpson even A list anymore?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dave

    Hollywood celebrities, I think not.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. LOL

    Yayy more publicity for these two lol, but I forgot, who is Nick Lachey & Vanessa Millano?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Victor Gonzalez

    Hey study the bible and become a true Christian!! This goes for all of you

    November 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Marie

    I am very happy for them! I wish them all the best and they deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  32. GD

    Congratulations! May your union last longer than the last one.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kelly

    Congratulations. Definitely an upgrade from father obsessed Jessica.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sparkle

    Glad they are engaged. Hope this marriage is much better than the one he had with self-centered, talentless bimbo, Jessica Simpson.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. The Truth

    You can't have a 105 percent reduction if you are counting against 100 percent of a specific number. Just saying.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  36. OKx3

    I will sleep like a baby tonight.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Arglebargle

    Why do they even bother? The vows of marriage mean as much to most celebrities as the lines they'd read in a play.

    Just an excuse to have people fawn over them. The only celebrity marriages that should ever be reported are the ones lasting 15+ years.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Eddie King

    Say, Eddie King likes "Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnilo are engaged"

    November 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. TesaX

    What a cute couple.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. MM

    Good for him, Vanessa is definitely an upgrade from the frumpy dumb blonde he wasted years of his life with.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Katie K. Dayton, OH

    Yes! Finally, it's about time!

    November 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Gail Snail

    Congrats to the happy couple. May your union be a happy one.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  43. zz

    cheeseburger, cheeseburger

    November 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  44. himminy

    "we look forward to a wonderful future together".........i think what nick meant to say was "we look forward to a wonderful 3 years together before we split like 105% of all other hollywood marriages"

    November 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      I'm sure he didn't mean THAT at all. Nick was devoted to Jessica and thought he would spend the rest of his life with her. He was devastated when she 'went Hollywood', got a big head and dumped him via email. I think Nick really is looking for a lifelong committment.

      November 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria_who?

      Maria, you say that like you know him. You don't know him. All you know is what the tabloids wrote and like a parrot, you are repeating it.

      November 7, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      Maria, Jessica did not dump him via email. Nick explains in the Rolling Stones interview how Jessica told him that she wanted a divorce.

      November 10, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  45. who cares?

    Did you ever stop to think

    November 5, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • well

      If you stopped to think about "who cares," you in part care about the whole idea. Just admit you were anxious enough over this article that you had to comment on it.

      People say this is a tired argument, but in reality, so is clicking on the article and commenting on it. If you clicked on it, you obviously wanted to share your view with others on the topic. A "who cares" counts, so stop your denial, you arrogant fools.

      November 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • No one is feeding you, troll.

      Go troll somewhere else.

      November 5, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Ashley

    Isn't her name Vanessa milano? Lol

    November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  47. nathalie

    And so Jessica Simpson's weight balloon watch begins.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      hahahahahha!!! So funny but so true! I know that in a weeks time her face will be on the front of all the magazines...Jessica Depressed and Sad....bahaha.

      November 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  48. mejazzbo

    Nice move, Nick. Now if you can just get that Gumby haircut under control, you'll have it all.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

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