- Associated Press - Friday, November 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wedding bells will ring again for one-time “Newlyweds” star Nick Lachey. A rep for Lachey says the singer and TV personality is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo.

The couple said in a statement released Thursday through publicist Jessica Berger that they’re “excited and incredibly happy” about their engagement. They didn’t announce a wedding date.

The 36-year-old Lachey was previously married to Jessica Simpson, and the two starred in an MTV reality show about their lives together, called “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.” Lachey now serves as host of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

The 29-year-old Minnillo is the host of ABC’s “True Beauty.”

The engagement was first reported by Us magazine.