Lachey confirmed the happy news himself during his co-hosting stint on Live! With Kelly this morning, explaining that the couple found out the same day that Minnillo made her most recent appearance on the show in January.
“Later that night, she was in New York and I was in the Bahamas,” Nick explained. “She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We’re having a baby!”
“I’m here to tell you the stage here is a very fertile place,” he joked.
Minnillo is 12 weeks pregnant, he said, but was a little cagey regarding her exact due date sharing only that she is due “late summer, early fall.” She is already having cravings, though: “She loves Mexican food,” he revealed. “She could eat a burrito every day of the week.”
They have already been talking names, but so far only have only decided on one. “If it’s a girl, I think it might be Sophia. If it’s a boy, I’m not sure,” said Lachey — but he said Colin John Lachey has always been a favorite name for a boy. “Call him C.J. for short. C.J. Lachey.”
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo married in July 2011 after a years-long courtship. Their tropical nuptials were televised in the TLC special Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding.
Lachey’s ex-wife Jessica Simpson is currently extremely pregnant and looks to be due any day, although she has previously said to look for her baby late spring.