Nick Lachay, 36 & Vanessa Minnillo, 29

Nick Lachay, 36 & Vanessa Minnillo, 29 (GETTY IMAGES)

LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are getting hitched.

According to People magazine, Lachey, 36, popped the question near a local beach on Thursday with a Asscher-cut diamond with baguettes from Bader & Garrin.

Lachey confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing, "Hey all. If anyone's heard the rumors of my engagement, they are absolutely true! Vanessa and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for all the love."

In a joint statement, the couple announced, "We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together."

The couple started dating in 2006, shortly after his highly-publicized split from singer Jessica Simpson. Lachey and Minnillo briefly split in 2009.

A wedding date has not yet been set.