Engaged: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo
Lachey popped the question near a Calif. beach
Nick Lachay, 36 & Vanessa Minnillo, 29 (GETTY IMAGES)
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.