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Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are expecting their first baby

March 5, 2012 | 10:46 am

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are expecting a baby, the daddy-to-be announced Monday while co-hosting "Live! With Kelly."

And the mother-to-be — she's actually Vanessa Lachey now — followed up with a tweet of her own: "Finally, Nick and I are ready to share Our news... We have been Blessed with a little Angel! We can't wait to meet Baby Lachey!!!"

Said Nick during the show: "I've had a chance to do a lot of great things in my career and my life, but this is the one thing that, more than any other, I look forward to. The fact that it's actually here, it's overwhelming."

The TV personality and former 98 Degrees singer said his wife found out she was pregnant after appearing on the same show. After guesting, "she started to feel a little different, not quite herself, so she went to the store, got a pregnancy test, and it came back positive," he said. "So we're having a baby!"

Vanessa, 31, a television host and former Miss Teen USA, is about 12 weeks along, with a due date in late summer or early fall, said Nick, 38, who doesn't yet know the sex of the baby. The two got married last July on Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

Rumors were swirling last week after Vanessa was photographed in Mexico with what appeared to be a baby bump — and that's exactly what it was.


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Photo: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo before Clive Davis' Grammys pre-party in February. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times.