How Did Nick Lachey Propose to Vanessa Minnillo? He Begged!

During a trip to Hawaii, the Sing-Off host got down on both knees to ask his longtime girfriend to marry him

Nick Lachey is no virgin when it comes to marriage proposals, but that didn’t make the former Newlyweds star any less nervous when he popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo!

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lachey, 37, said that asking his longtime love to marry him was his "best romantic effort."

"You gotta take it in stages," the Sing-Off host said. "If you set the bar too high then you set yourself up for failure."

After four years of on-off dating, Lachey finally asked Minillo, 30, to marry him while the two were in Hawaii filming guest spots on Hawaii Five-O. The singer-turned-actor got down on both knees to ask for Minillo's hand, a pose he jokingly refers to as the "full begging position."

Lachey was famously married to Jessica Simpson from 2002 to 2005. Simpson coincidentally announced her own engagement to former NFL player Eric Johnson only days after her ex-husband went public with his wedding plans.

Minillo admitted she and her fiancé have some serious wedding planning ahead of them. "Gosh, I gotta get started on that," she laughed. "So much to do!"

We hope Lachey's second walk down the aisle leads to everlasting love. One thing's pretty certain: This time around, he won't be inviting camera crews into his home to document the honeymoon phase!

Do you think Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo will last? Chime in below!

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