Vanessa Lachey gained popularity for her work as a correspondent on "Entertainment Tonight" (2005–2015) and as the host of MTV's "Total Request Live" (2003–2007). Also, she is an American actress, beauty pageant titleholder, and fashion model.

Picture of American actress, Vanessa Lachey
Caption: Picture of American actress, Vanessa Lachey (Photo: Instagram)


Vanessa Lachey Parents

At the 13th Air Force Regional Medical Center at Clark Air Base in Angeles City, the Philippines, Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980. She is the daughter of parents Vince Minnillo and Helen Bercero. Her father Vince worked in the Air Force and mother Bercero is from Manila, Philippines. She along with her moved frequently because of her dad's service in the Air Force. Lachey has lived in Washington, California, Nevada, Florida, Germany, and Japan. Also, she attended eight schools in nine years. 

Having American nationality, Vanessa is of Italian and Irish ethnicity. Likewise, she has adopted a sibling brother Vincent Jr, two years older than her. In the year 1983, her parents separated and got divorced in 1986. When she was 9 years old, her mother Helen left the family. Her both parents remarried then she along with her brother relocated to Turkey with their mother and stepfather. After Operation Desert Shield, she and her brother Vincent Jr. returned to their father's house in 1991.

They eventually settled in Charleston, South Carolina then started her study. She joined the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School and became a cheerleader. Lachey lived with her father and stepmother, Donna. According to her, she had "a very rocky, tumultuous childhood." Also, she enrolled at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School in San Bernardino, California, for one year.


Career of Lachey

She started competing in beauty pageants and eventually became Miss South Carolina Teen USA before being crowned Miss Teen USA in 1998. Also, Lachey became the first person from South Carolina to win the title and named Miss Congeniality as well. Later she began to work as a host on MTV's The Morning After (2003) and Total Request Live (2003–2007). In the year 2005, she became a New York City correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Likewise, Vanessa hosted Miss Teen USA 2004 as well as Miss Universe 2007 beauty pageants. Lachey appeared in print and online advertisements for the Spring/Summer 2007 collection of Bongo Jeans after departing from MTV and Entertainment Tonight.

Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture
Caption: Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)


She served as the host of True Beauty on ABC from 2009 until 2011. In December 2011, she became a co-host of ABC's game show Wipeout. Also, Vanessa guest-starred on several TV shows, such as "City Guys" in 2001, "CSI: NY" in 2009, "Hawaii Five-0" in 2011, "American Housewife" in 2019, Rock, The Bold and the Beautiful, Psych, and Maybe It's Me. She played the role of Ashlee in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, in the episode "No Tomorrow" in 2018. 

Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture
Caption: Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)


Likewise, Lachey portrayed Amy in the parody film Disaster Movie (2008). From 2013 to 2014, she had a main role on the Fox sitcom "Dads". She with her spouse Nick co-hosted the Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind" in 2020. Also, Vanessa has a recurring role on the CBS series "Call Me Kat," which began airing in January 2021. She became a series regular in CBS's police procedural TV series NCIS: HawaiĘ»i. On November 16, 2021, she released her debut book, Life from Scratch: Family Traditions That Start with You. She starred in a Super Bowl ad for electric automobiles in 2023, produced by Netflix and General Motors.


What is Vanessa Lachey's Net Worth?

Vanessa Lachey has an estimated net worth of $25 million as per reports. Out of the entertainment industry, she collected a hefty sum of money. Also, she launched a makeup line with Flirt! Cosmetics from which Lachey earned a decent sum of money. She and her husband Nick spent $2.85 million to purchase an 8,134-square-foot residence in Encino, California. In June 2016, the duo sold the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home for $4 million

Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture with the car
Caption: Vanessa Lachey posing for the picture with the car (Photo: hauteliving)


Again, they purchased a bigger (nearly 10,000 square foot) Encino home for $4.15 million, a house previously owned by the late Mexican singer Jenni Rivera. In October 2019, they listed this Encino home for $7 million but sold at $6.6 million in December 2020. They bought NFL player Randall Cobb's mansion in nearby Tarzana, California for $4.8 million but later sold this home in February 2022 to tennis star Naomi Osaka.


Vanessa Lachey Married Life; Does She Have Kids?

Vanessa and Nick began a relationship in 2006 after they met "What's Left of Me" music video. In June 2009, they split but then reconciled a few months later.  The duo got engaged in November 2010. On July 15, 2011, they got married on Necker Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands that is owned by Sir Richard Branson. Vanessa Lachey has been happily married to Nick Lachey

Vanessa Lachey with her husband Nick Lachey & their kids
Caption: Vanessa Lachey with her husband Nick Lachey & their kids (Photo: Instagram)


Her husband Nick is an American singer, dancer, actor, television personality, and host. The couple became parents of three kids, two sons, and a daughter; they are daughter Brooklyn (born January 5, 2015) and sons Camden (born September 12, 2012) and Phoenix (born December 24, 2016). The duo's child Phoenix was born premature, arriving 10 weeks early, and had to spend six weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


What is the Height of Vanessa Lachey?

Vanessa Lachey has a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7m tall. While her body weighs around 58 kg with a body measurement of 34-23-34 inches. Likewise, Lachey has dark brown eyes with light brown color hair.