It's been a week for second-time-around engagements. Jessica Simpson's ex, Nick Lachey of former 98 Degrees boy-band fame and, of course, star of The Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, has popped the question to girlfriend of four years (bar a five month split last year) Vanessa Minnillo, 29-year-old American TV presenter and model. Lachey proposed with an Asscher cut diamond ring from Bader and Garrin. Will there be another reality show to accompany the marriage? We hope so.
The second celeb couple with plans to tie the knot are singer LeAnn Rhimes and her actor boyfriend Eddie Cibrian. Although some say the engagement, announced through a Twitter picture of Eddie down on one knee, was simply a Halloween prank. We think it's genuine; the couple have been inseparable since they controversially got together during filming of US TV movie Northern Lights. Both deny there was any wrong-doing but many blame the singer for breaking up Eddie's first marriage and accuse Rhimes of cheating on her own husband. They are both now divorced but the announcement of the engagement, prank or not, is sure to stir things up. Has the good girl of country music tarnished her image for good?