Vanessa Lachey’s Parents Helen Bercero & Vince Minnillo

Helen Bercero & Vince Minnillo

Helen Bercero & Vince Minnillo are the parents of TV personality, model and actress, Vanessa Lachey, wife of singer, Nick Lachey.

Helen Bercero & Vince Minnillo welcomed their daughter Vanessa Joy Minnillo on November 9, 1980. The Philippines native went onto become Miss Teen USA in 1997. The fashion model and beauty queen also gained popularity after becoming a host for MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL) –a gig she held from 2003 until 2007. She is also known as a NY correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.

Her parents divorced in 1986 and she lived most of her life with her father and her stepmother, Donna. Her father, Vincent Charles Minnillo, was born in Ohio and is of Italian and Irish descent. While her mother Helen Ramos Bercero –hails from Manila, Philippines and was born June 19, 1954.


Vanessa and her adopted brother Vincent Jr., moved a lot due to her father’s service in the air force. The family lived in Washington, California, Nevada, Florida, Germany and Japan. Following her parents’ divorce, she first lived with her mother and new husband in Turkey but by the early 90’s she settled in South Carolina with her father.

After becoming the first Miss Teen from South Carolina, she transitioned to hosting and acting. Other hosting gigs have included, True Beauty and ABC’s Wipeout. As an actress, she had a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful and starred on the 2013 sitcom Dads. In 2008, she starred in the comedy Disaster Movie.


Is clear that Vanessa has been a lot more close to her father. In 2012 a report from Radar Online states, the brunette didn’t invite her mother or her brother to her wedding to Nick. Helen Bercero now, Bondoc told Star Magazine the last time they spoke was about 12-years-ago. Helen Bercero & Vince Minnillo were married from 1974 until 1986. She also revealed during the interview she left Vanessa and her brother with their father and never returned for her children.


Helen Bondoc, who divorced her second husband, currently lives in a trailer park in South Carolina.

Vanessa was also known for her high profile romances, first to MLB star Derek Jeter and later with now husband, Nick Lachey. She and Nick met after she appeared in the music video for his song “What’s Left of Me”

The two began dating in 2006, broke up and got back together in 2009 and tied the knot on July 15, 2011. Since then, the couple have welcomed three adorable children, five-year-old son, Camden; three-year-old daughter, Brooklyn; and nine-month-old son, Phoenix.

Vanessa and hubby Nick will be competing against each other in season 25th of DWTS. Would we see any of her parents?

Check the stunning mom of three on Instagram here.