Born in the Philippines on November 9, 1980, Vanessa Minnillo quickly earned accolades as a cohost of MTV’s popular afternoon video program Total Request Live, Minnillo also hosted several special programs on the network, including their annual New Year’s Eve bash.
In 2005, she became a reporter and New York-based correspondent on Entertainment Tonight a position she held until her contract ended in 2007. The TV personality debuted her own line of Flirt! Cosmetics in 2007 and is following in footsteps of Nicole Richie as the new face of Bongo Jeans.
After dating New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for two years, Minnillo began seeing Nick Lachey in 2006. Though the couple parted ways in June 2009, they patched things up a few months later and tied the knot in July 2011. Minnillo gave birth to their son, Camden, in September 2012.