Pop Open the Bubbly: Longtime lovers Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are getting hitched.
The host of the NBC acapella talent show The Sing-Off and his GF, a former Miss Teen USA-turned MTV VJ, made the announcement in a statement to Us Weekly Thursday evening.
“We’re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together,” exclaimed Nick and Vanessa, who have three years and a nude sex snap scandal to their credit.
The marriage will be the first for Minnillo, 29, and the second for Lachey, 36, who was previously wed to ditzy singer/actress/designer Jessica Simpson.
Ironically, Simpson and new beau Eric Johnson were recently seated three tables away from Nick and Vanessa at a restaurant in Los Angeles, Star Magazine reports.
Can you say awkward?
“Jess was overheard telling the waitress ‘I hope Vanessa likes her clothes. I bought them for her, since Nick took all my money.’”