Nick & Vanessa Lachey Expecting

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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attend Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 22, 2011 
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Nick and Vanessa Lachey have their first child on the way!

The happy couple - who wed in July - are expecting, Nick announced on "Live! With Kelly" on Monday morning, while co-hosting with Kelly Ripa.

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"She's due late summer/early fall," Nick said of his 31-year-old "Wipeout" host wife. "It's fun, the whole experience."

The 38-year-old dad-to-be explained that he had a hard time keeping their good news under wraps.

"You find out that you're pregnant, it's the most exciting news you'll ever get in your life, and yet you're not supposed to tell anyone for three months. It's agonizing!" he told Kelly. "I can't keep a secret and I've had to keep this a secret for three months."

Nick told Kelly that others can already tell that his bombshell wife is pregnant, saying, "You can see that she's starting to get a little bit of a baby bump there."

And the late night food cravings have already begun.

"I have to go - middle of the night - runs to restaurants," Nick said, explaining that there are some types of foods that are off limits for the mom-to-be.

"She won't touch Italian food, the thought of Italian food turns her off," he said. "[But,] she loves Mexican food, she can eat a burrito every day of the week, you can imagine what our house smells like!"

Last month, Vanessa stopped by Access Hollywood Live, where she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that the couple is hoping for three kids - at least.

"Three is the magic number," Vanessa said at the time. "We would love to, ultimately, just have them be happy and healthy, but if I had a choice, I'd have two or three boys, then a girl."

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