Nick and Vanessa Lachey Expecting Third Child

09/02/2016 at 01:10 PM ET

Lacheys Expecting Baby 3
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“The Hardest Thing” (and most exciting thing) Nick Lachey might ever have to do is be a dad to three kids!

Lachey and his wife Vanessa are expecting their child, the couple announced Friday in matching Instagram posts.

“We got a new crib! Now we need a new CRIB!” says the photo, which features the soon-to-be family of five in front of their new home — moved into just in time for the new arrival.

“Newest Lachey arriving Spring 2017,” completes the photo’s message, with a heart drawn around Vanessa’s baby belly.

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👱🏽👩🏽👦🏻👧🏼👶🏼🐶 #LacheyPartyOf5… and Wookie! ❤️

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“#LacheyPartyOf5… and Wookie!” both Lachey, 42, and Vanessa captioned the shot.

The 98 Degrees frontman and his wife — who said “I Do” in 2011 — will welcome their newest family member this spring. The new baby will join big sister Brooklyn Elisabeth, 20 months, and brother Camden John, who turns 4 on Sept. 12.

And from the couple’s past comments about expanding their family, it sounds like three is the magic number.

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“We talked about three. I’ve always loved having a big family and truth be told, when I’m old and gray I’ll need a couple of them to take care of me!” Vanessa, 35, joked in 2013.

It's the freakin' weeken'!!! And it's a loooooong one! #HappyMemorialDay weekend everyone!

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Family Summer Vacation here we gooooooooooo! ☀️🌴😎🌸

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And it sounds like Lachey, who just wrapped the My2K Tour, was born to be a dad.

“I’m very excited to be a dad again,” Lachey told PEOPLE in 2014 before Brooklyn’s birth. “My dream in life has always been to have a family. It’s surreal when it starts to happen before your eyes.”

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Donna on

They sure do make pretty babies…congrats!

exit82 on

paid for complements of Jessica

Ladybug on

Great family. Congrats!

Sarah on

Except Nick was the one who paid for their wedding, paid off Jessica’s debt to her record company, paid for their house and the car they drove but yeah, him getting back the money he put in, the money he earned himself, and his share of the profits from the variety specials, concerts, Newlyweds show and DVDS, how dare he want his half of their success? And another tidbit, he wrote most of the songs Jessica claimed she wrote on her albums and was rewarded royalties in their divorce settlement. She had the nerve after everything she did to only offer him $1.5 million. He wanted to sign a prenup, she was talked out of it by her father b/c Nick had more money. Serve her right that her greed backfired. Know your facts before you try to belittle a man who took less than he was entitled to. .

Edy on

Love them! Congrats! Beautiful family:)

whyandwhynot on

Thanks, Sarah!! You said it ALL very well. That’s the true story here.

Damn Gina on

Good for them! They have such a beautiful family.

peyton on

So very happy for these four….. Two TV personalities that really make it work and really truly love one another. Blessing on your next addition…

Lisa on

I love this family!!

Anonymous on

Move on Sarah.

Anonymous on

Time to move on, Sarah.

Too Shy on

Congratulations! Wishing all is well.

Zuko on

Perhaps ‘exit82’ should move on, Anonymous?

maryhelenc on

Congrats to them!

Mom Of Twinz on

Congrats to them!

Anonymous on

So sweet!🙂

Amy K. on

Given their other two kids’ names, I wonder what New York or New Jersey city will be the namesake this time? Newark? Rochester?

Red Skye on

That’s nice…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s

Baby Blues on

That’s nice!

Lissylou on

Your move, Jessica…

sdb on

lovely news. i’m really glad nick found happiness after his first marriage ended.

Tai on

I’m 37 and have 2 young children. Would have had more if I was younger. If I’d met my husband earlier in life. Congrats to them. They have a beautiful family. Just like us!

Mocha Bella on

Congrats to Nick and Vanessa…..Baby makes 5……

ashley on

their kids are cute, but I wouldn’t call 3 kids a “big family”!

Truth on

I can’t wait for the photos of their sweet baby Detroit.

Brown Sugar on

Beautiful family

Anonymous on

I like Nick and Jessica Simpson back to togathere again

Anonymous on

Gailmoody

Gailmoody on

I like Nick and Jessica Simpson go back out

Anonymous on

Love them. Congratulations!!

Andros on

She is a homewrecker who went after Nick when he was till married to Jessica Jessica always had more money than Nick she was the one who paid for everything and demanded a huge payout when they divorced. Vanessa is a scheming gold digger who didn’t even invite her own Filipino mother to her wedding.

Andros on

She is a F I L I P I N O chipmuck faced marriage wrecker.

Andros on

Nick didn’t pay for anything Jessica was the rich one not him. He demanded a huge sum when they divorced because he didn’t have any money! Vanessa is a scheming gold digger who went after him while he was still married.

SimpsonFan on

Filipino women age five times faster than white women this one is already aging faster than him look at her face.

Tina on

LMAO Jessica Simpson’s fans are just as stupid as she is. She was a complete failure before Nick and is only a success BECAUSE of Nick. If she had never married him, she would be working country fairs. She’s lucky that she is paid $30 million a year to pretend to own a company that she sold years ago. Not a coincidence that once they divorced, her entertainment career ended because no one ever wanted to see her or listen to her ever again. A rich spokesperson is what she was meant to be and nothing else. Now she can spend her days with her unemployed husband. That was her dream all along.