Nick Lachey's Wife Vanessa Minnillo Is Pregnant!

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey happy

Jessica Simpson's ex-husband is stealing her thunder again with his own baby announcement.

Jessica Simpson may be ready to give birth at any moment, but she's not the only one with a bun in the oven these days! Jessica Simpson About To Give Birth, Goes Shopping Instead

Her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, 37, and his new wife, Vanessa Minnillo, 30, shared the happy news this morning that they too are expecting their first child.

The happy papa-to-be explained to Kelly Ripa on Live! With Kelly (via Us Weekly)"(Vanessa) was in New York and I was in the Bahamas. She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We're having a baby!"

"This is the one thing that more than any other I've looked forward to, and it's overwhelming," Lachey added.

The baby is due in "late summer/early fall," says Lachey, and it will be the first for the couple, who married last summer (check out recent photos of Vanessa's growing bump here). Since it's early in their pregnancy, they don't know the sex of the baby, but Nick and Vanessa have been discussing possible names. Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Got Married On A Tropical Island

"If it's a girl, I think it might be Sophia. If it's a boy, I'm not sure," says Lachey.

We wonder what his ex, Jessica, thinks about this news. It's funny how the timing of this announcement is so close on the heels of her own pregnancy with her fiance, Eric Johnson. And, if you recall, the two couples' engagement announcements happened within weeks of each other in November 2010. Remember ladies and gents, it's not a race!

Congrats to Nick and Vanessa!

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