Nick Lachey gets engaged to Vanessa Minnillo

LOS ANGELES The couple released a statement saying they are "excited and incredibly happy" about the engagement and their future together.

"If anyone's heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true! Vanessa and I couldn't be happier," Lachey Tweeted on Thursday.

People magazine reports 36-year-old Lachey popped the question near a beach in California.

The couple began dating in 2006 before splitting briefly in 2009.They have not announced a wedding date.

The former 98 Degrees singer was previously married to Jessica Simpson, and the two starred the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" about their lives together.

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