Nick Lachey: I’m ‘Basking in the Glow’ of Engagement to Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey

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updated 11/15/2010 AT 2:50 PM ET

originally published 11/15/2010 AT 3:05 PM ET

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo had been dating, with one interruption, for four years before he popped the question.

So what took him so long?

“All things have their appropriate time,” he says with a laugh. “We’re still basking in the glow of our very recent engagement and enjoying that. I’m sure we’ll get on with the planning and what-not shortly, but we’re just enjoying this experience.”

Promoting the next season of the a cappella competition The Sing-Off – which premieres Dec. 6 on NBC – Lachey, 37, said Monday that he did have one ceremony idea: that all the tunes form his former group 98 Degrees “make the perfect wedding songs.”


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