Nick Lachey's actress wife Vanessa kept news of her pregnancy a secret from the pop star for nearly 24 hours because she wanted to tell him in person once she completed a press tour.

The Tv personality was in New York City promoting her U.S. game show Wipeout on 5 January, 2012, when she began having strange cravings and decided to take a pregnancy test, which turned out to be positive.

However, excited Vanessa Lachey refused to tell the What's Left of Me hitmaker over the phone - so she waited until she reunited with him in the Bahamas for a family vacation the next day (06Jan12).

In a post on her official website, she writes, "That night was the longest night I can remember in a while. The next day I got on a plane to the Bahamas, connected thru (sic) Miami, (Florida), then drove to our house... this all seemed like an absolute eternity! Once I finally got there, I could barely contain myself. But I knew that I made it this far, I didn't want to just blurt it out in front of everyone.

"Once I was settled, I changed into my beach clothes and asked Nick if he wanted to go for a walk on the beach. All I kept thinking about was this little life inside of me, that We made. He was growing, and we were going to become a family... I took a deep breath, grabbed his hands, looked him in the eyes and told him 'I'm Pregnant!!!!' He looked at me and asked if I was serious. I said yes, we hugged, and then he said, 'I think I have to sit down!'"