Congratulations are in order for longtime couple Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo today … cuz the couple have officially announced that they are engaged to be married! La-Nessa have been together ever since Nick divorced Jessica and while Jess has run thru a string of suitors over the years, Nick and Vanessa have pretty much been one of the most stable couples in Hollywood. All these years later, I guess it’s time for the couple to say their I Dos:
Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are taking their relationship to the next level: They’re getting hitched! “We’re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together,” the longtime couple announced in a joint statement. Lachey, 36, popped the question to Minnillo, 29, on Thursday “near a beach” in California, with an Asscher-cut diamond flanked with trapezoids from Bader & Garrin, a source tells PEOPLE. On Thursday afternoon, Lachey took to Twitter to write, “Hey all. If anyone’s heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true! Vanessa and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for all the love.” “They are very happy,” the source adds. “They make each other happy.”
Aww … yay! I’m so happy to hear that these two are finally ready to seal the deal and get hitched for real. You may recall that La-Nessa broke up for a short while in June of 2009 but they didn’t stay apart for long and have been happily attached ever since. I had a feeling these two would end up getting married someday … and, to be honest, I’m surprised it actually took this long. I can understand why Nick might be gun-shy about marriage considering how terribly his marriage to Jessica failed … but I think he and Vanessa will live a very long and very happy life together. Let’s send the happy couple our warmest congrats on a happily every after!