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Former boy band member Nick Lachey is finally engaged to girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo. PopEater.com reports that the pair have been dating for nearly four years, and he’s finally popped the question. Nick rose to fame as a member of 90s boy band 98 Degrees, and married fellow pop star Jessica Simpson back in 2002. The couple had a reality show, Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica, but unfortunately the relationship deteriorated, culminating in an extremely public divorce in 2006.
That was when Nick began dating Vanessa. The pair met on the set of his video for his single “What’s Left of Me,” and were soon inseparable. In an interview with Parade Magazine, Vanessa explained what it takes to have a high profile relationship: “You have to talk through everything. It's all about communication. 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 than you're only hurting yourself.”
The couple issued a joint statement expressing their happiness and excitement about their upcoming nuptials. “We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together,” they shared.