Lachey Takes Partying Break, Discusses Future, Children

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Nick Lachey broke loose from Vanessa Minnillo lap dances long enough to talk about his excitement of children recently.

"I'd like to believe I'll have a family and have kids of my own," Lachey told Extra. "For me, it's what I look forward to more than anything else."

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As for whether that future family includes Minnillo, Lachey would only say: "She's a great friend. I'll leave it at that."

A REALLY great friend, considering how often Lachey is seen running into her building - and failing to live up to the qualities of Derek Jeter.

Lachey did sound cautious in the interview. Shocking considering how his life bare when he and his now ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, starred in their MTV's Newlyweds, On that topic, and relationships in general, he said:

"That's the one thing I learned, that's a part of my life I'm going to keep private from now on, and we'll leave it up to everyone's imagination."

The former boy band singer also did not comment on the revelation that Lance Bass is gay - but he did offer support for Simpson's new album, "A Public Affair." It hits stores August 29.

"I'm a huge fan of hers, I always have been," he says. "I wish her nothing but the best with everything she does in life including her singing career. She deserves every bit of success she's had."

Nick sounds like a good guy. But is he a hot guy, compared with Dane Cook? Let us know!

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Nick Lachey Biography

Nick Lachey is the former husband of Jessica Simpson. He's now dating Vanessa Minnillo and appears to be a down to earth fella. We like... More »
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[on Jessica Simpson's weight gain] I can't believe it's this big of a story and people are making such a huge deal about it. I'm never ceased to be amazed by people's reactions to things.

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I wish her nothing but the best, and I hope she's happy - whatever size that comes in.

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