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Nick Lachey took his time proposing to gal pal of four years, Vanessa Minnillo, 30, but it looks like they may be racing down the altar.

On The Rachael Ray Show Wednesday, The Sing-Off host, 37, hinted that they may wed before the new year.

"We're going to be in Cincinnati with family, and hopefully having a white Christmas," said Lachey. "We're going to be in Tuscany for New Year's. Who knows, we may be married in Tuscany, too!"

Other than that, though, the singer admitted he's not that involved in wedding planning.

"I just basically told her, I said, 'Tell me where to be, when to be there and what to wear, and I'll be there,'" he said.

As for his ex Jessica Simpson, who announced her engagement to Eric Johnson in November -- just a week after Lachey's -- she's taking an equally low-key approach to her nuptials.

"I have not set a date and I can't even think about putting together table settings at the moment," Simpson, 30, recently told "I'm just gonna enjoy the engagement and we'll get married the moment we feel like it."