November 05, 2010 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are engaged–finally! Lachey, former member of the boy band 98 Degrees and host of ABC’s The Sing-Off,Â reportedly proposed to Minnillo with a ring from Bader & Garrin: a platinum, asscher cut diamond with trapezoids on the side, and an inside source says that the two are “so happy, doing great,” and “thrilled” about their engagement.
The couple themselves released a statement shortly after the news went public, saying, “We’re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together.”
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have been together since 2006, after a highly publicized divorce between Lachey and singer/actress Jessica Simpson, whom he co-starred with on the MTV reality show Newlyweds.
Though Lachey and Minnillo briefly split last summer, the high profile couple has managed to make things last over the years. What’s their secret?
“You have to talk through everything,” Minnillo said. “We talk daily about things that upset us. It’s about having a sounding board because if you hold in all your thoughts, dreams, anger and anxiety then you’re only hurting yourself.”
And Lachey and Minnillo have even more to toast to this month, asÂ Nick’s NBC reality show, The Sing-Off, has been renewed for a second season, and both stars are celebrating birthdays on November 9th, with Lachey turning 37, and Minnillo, 30.
The new season of The Sing-Off premieres December 6th at 8|7c on NBC.
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