Lachey & Minnillo To Wed

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November 4, 2010 | 6:30pm EST

Pop star Nick Lachey is planning to wed again – Jessica Simpson’s ex-husband has asked longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo to marry him.
Representatives for the couple have confirmed they are engaged.

A joint statement issued to reads, “We’re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together.”

The couple started dating in 2006 shortly after Lachey divorced Simpson.

The engagement news comes just days before the couple celebrates joint birthdays – Lachey will turn 37 and Minnillo 30 on 9 November.