Nick and Vanessa are excited to be a family

Jessica Simpson‘s ex-husband Nick Lachey and new wife Vanessa Minnillo are expecting their first child together.

Nick, who married Vanessa last summer, broke the news on national television yesterday.

‘We’re having a baby!’ Nick, 38, told Kelly Ripa on Live! With Kelly.

‘I’ve had the chance to do a lot of great things in my career and my life, but this is the one thing that more than any other I’ve looked forward to.

‘The fact that it’s actually here, and we’re going through all these experiences, it’s overwhelming.’ 

Vanessa then addressed her impending motherhood on Twitter.

‘Finally, Nick and I are ready to share Our news… We have been Blessed with a little Angel! We can’t wait to meet Baby Lachey!!!’ Vanessa, 31, Tweeted yesterday.

As the couple celebrate, 98 Degrees singer Nick‘s ex-wife Jessica, 31, is due to give birth any day.

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