Last Updated on: February 5, 2020 by: Celebs Podium
Vanessa Lachey is a multitalented personality who is known for her work as a beauty queen, fashion model, television host, and actress. She is now appearing as a host along with her husband Nick Lachey on Netflix’s first serialized unscripted dating series, Love is Blind, which is set to premiere on 13 February 2020.
Vanessa Lachey Family: What Is Her Ethnicity?
Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born on 9 November 1980 at USAF Clark Regional Medical Center in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. She is the daughter of Vincent Charles Minnillo, a retired U.S. Air Force crew member and Donna Minnillo, a Laboratory Medical Technologist. Her father is an American citizen of Italian and Irish descent and her mother is from Manila, Philippines. She is of mixed ethnicity because of her parents’ multiracial background.
Vanessa Lachey pictured at the age of seven in 1988 (Picture: Vanessa’s Instagram)
Her parents separated in 1983 and later divorced in 1986. Afterward, her mother adopted a son Vincent Jr. and relocated to Turkey after getting remarried. The young Vanessa spent some years in Turkey and later relocated to her father’s state in 1991.
During her early years, Vanessa lived in Washington, California, Nevada, Florida, Germany, and Japan because of her father’s service in the Air Force. She attended eight different schools in nine years. She was a cheerleader at the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School.
Love Life Of Vanessa Lachey & Husband Nick Lachey
Vanessa was a host on MTV’s Total Request Live when she met Nick Lachey in 2006. Nick was married to singer Jessica Simpson and they split in November 2005. Afterward, their love started to blossom and she was even featured in a video for his song “What’s Left of Me.” The couple made their romance public and shared an on-air kiss during MTV’s New Year’s Eve show in December 2006. They briefly split in early 2007 and reconciled their romance in October 2009.
Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick Lachey are hosting Netflix’s new dating series Love Is Blind (Picture: Vanessa’s Instagram)
Meanwhile, the pair decided to step up their relationship after getting engaged in November 2010. The lovebird eventually tied the wedding knot on 15 July 2011 on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands. The couple has been relishing their married life as of 2020.
How Many Kids Do They Have?
Vanessa and Nick are the parents of three children. They welcomed a son named Camden John Lachey on 12 September 2012. Vanessa then announced her second pregnancy in July 2014. She gave birth to a baby girl, Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey on 5 January 2015.
Party Of Five!! Vanessa Lachey poses with her husband Nick and kids at Disney World, Flo Rida in October 2019 (Picture: Vanessa’s Instagram)
Furthermore, the couple announced that they are expecting their third children in September 2016. Their third child, a son named Phoenix Robert Lachey was born a day before the Christmas on 24 December 2016.
Some Interesting Facts About Vanessa Lachey
- Vanessa won Miss South Carolina Teen USA in 1998 and later went on to win the title Miss Teen USA in the same year. She is the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina and also the first from South Carolina to win the pageant.
- Lachey is estranged from her mother and has not met since she was a nine-year-old. She did not invite her estranged mother at her wedding.
- The TLC network filmed and televised the wedding of Vanessa and Nick.