2011-07-05 by Corinne Heller
Nick Lachey appears to have babies on his mind, as he prepares to tie the knot for the second time.
The 37-year-old pop singer and host of NBC show "The Sing Off" has been saying repeatedly in the past few weeks that he want to start a family with fiance Vanessa Minnillo, 30.
"We definitely want to do together and do it sooner rather than later," Lachey told People magazine, regarding having children. "I'll be 38 this year, so it's one of those things that I'm certainly behind the eight-ball on. Not that getting married was the means to an end to have kids, but it certainly was the next step in the process that leads us to ultimately having a great family together."
Lachey had told OnTheRedCarpet.com in mid-June: "We want to have a family and we're very excited about that, so I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't take too long. At least that's my hope. I'm getting up there. I gotta start pumping them out."
Over the weekend, Lachey celebrated his bachelor party at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas, along with his band mates from the defunct pop group 98 Degrees, including brother Drew, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons, who is now a Chippendale's performer in the city, according to Us Weekly.
At the party, Lachey was presented with a cake in the shape of a ball and chain with the words 'property of Vanessa,' the magazine said. Minnillo and her friends partied at her own bachelorette party at LAVO in Las Vegas several weeks ago.
Lachey and Minnillo became engaged in late 2010 after dating on and off for at least three years. She told OnTheRedCarpet.com that the two want to get married before 2012.
Lachey and Minnillo went public with their relationship soon after she appeared in his music video "What's Left of Me," which was released in 2006. The clip depicts Lachey's marriage and divorce to fellow pop singer Jessica Simpson, who is played by Minnillo.
Lachey and Simpson were married between 2002 and 2006 and have no children together. The two starred on the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which documented their married life together. The wedding of Lachey and Minnillo will also be televised - as part of a TLC network special.