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Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Expecting First Child

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Minnillo are expecting.

During his guest-hosting stint on ABC's Live! With Kelly Monday, Lachey told Kelly Ripa that on the same day Minnillo last appeared on Live!, she didn't feel quite right.  Lachey said that evening, "She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We're having a baby!"  The audience cheered wildly.

"This is the one thing that more than any other I've looked forward to, and it's overwhelming," Lachey said of his impending fatherhood.  Lachey was previously married to Jessica Simpson, but that union produced no children.

While in the hosting chair, Lachey also told Ripa that he hasn't yet found out the baby's sex, but he and Minnillio are planning to because, as he says, "I can't take the knowledge that someone out there knows, but I don't know!"

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As for names, Lachey said Sophia is an option if it's a girl, while Colin may be the choice if it's a boy.

Lachey revealed that Minnillo is due in the late summer, early fall.  The couple wed last year.

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