Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Tie the Knot
The couple flew 35 friends and family members to Friday's surprise nuptials.
Entertainers Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot Friday at an undisclosed island destination. It's the first marriage for Minnillo, a former MTV VJ and new co-host of Wipeout, and the second walk down the aisle for Lachey, who was previously married to Jessica Simpson.
The nuptials were a surprise for the 35 friends and family members in attendance. Minnillo told People that guests were only given airline tickets and instructions on what to pack, "Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic.' It was all very vague."
Lachey and Minnillo met during the making of his 2006 "What's Left of Me" music video. They became engaged this past November and are planning to have children together. Minnillo told People, "For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that's to start a family together."
As previously reported by THR, their wedding will be televised on a TLC special. “We’re lucky to have such passionate and loving fans, and we thought partnering with TLC on this special would be the best way to share the exciting journey we’re on with all the people that support us and our relationship,” the couple said in a joint statement.
This is not the former boy band member’s foray into nuptial-themed reality programming. Lachey’s marriage to Jessica Simpson was chronicled in the 2003 MTV docusoap Newlyweds.
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