Dan Steinberg, AP
"We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement," the statement read. "And we look forward to a wonderful future together." According to sources, Lachey proposed on Thursday [Nov. 4] "near a beach" in California with a platinum, asscher-cut diamond with trapezoids on the side from Bader & Garrin.
Nick Lachey, the former pop star and member of the boy band 98 Degrees and current host of 'The Sing Off', and Vanessa Minnillo, a former MTV personality and current host of 'True Beauty,' started dating shortly after Lachey's very public divorce with Jessica Simpson. And while Lachey and Minnillo have avoided the reality TV spotlight a la 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,' they haven't kept their relationship very secret.
"Hey all. If anyone's heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true!" Lachey tweeted on Thursday. "Vanessa and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for all the love."
Watch Nich Lachey's 'What's Left of Me' video.