In fact, football night often becomes date night, which is a nice combo for me, says Lachey, who was in Tampa Bay Friday night hosting a kickoff party for his Super Skins Celebrity Golf Tournament, a Super Bowl charity fund-raiser he hosted with NASCAR Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo had been dating, with one interruption, for four years before he popped the question. “All things have their appropriate time,” he says with a laugh.Whatever she’s doing today, I hope she’s happy with this man and that he treats her well.She’s still my little girl.” For more on this story, pick up the latest issue of Star — on newsstands now.
In fact, Helen Bondoc had no idea that her gorgeous 30-year-old daughter was even getting married.
“Helen had a terrible temper,” a family friend tells Star, “and eventually she and Vincent were at each others’ throats.” They divorced in 1986; Helen got custody of little Vanessa and Vince Jr. PHOTOS: Nick & Vanessa Return From Their Honeymoon As the family moved around during that relationship, Helen tells Star: “I worked as a waitress at a strip club in Florida, and as a hostess at the Palomino strip club in Las Vegas. Helen’s second marriage ended soon after — and so did her relationship with Vanessa after she dropped her and her brother off at their father’s house in Charleston, S. PHOTOS: Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Enjoy Their Honeymoon “[Helen] said, ‘Keep them for now,’ ” Vincent recalls.
I made a lot of money.” Helen and the kids followed her husband to Turkey when he was assigned there, but they were sent back to the U. “But she never came back.” Vanessa has admitted that she became “sad, confused and emotional” about being abandoned by her mom but otherwise has remained tightlipped about why they’ve never ended their estrangement.
6 on NBC – Lachey, 37, said Monday that he did have one ceremony idea: that all the tunes form his former group 98 Degrees “make the perfect wedding songs.” RELATED: Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey’s Engagements: Timing Is Just a Coincidence Otherwise, he says, “We’re very excited.
We’re obviously extremely happy and looking forward to everything that the future brings for us, so we are very excited and just enjoying the moment.” Lachey also spoke about his ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, who announced her engagement to former NFL player Eric Johnson just days after Lachey did.
And when Star spoke with her exclusively at her South Carolina mobile home 12 days after Vanessa and Nick’s July 15 wedding in the British Virgin Islands, Helen struggled with her emotions.