Nick Lachey Vanessa Minnillo Breakup

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Former boy bander Nick Lachey and teen beauty queen turned MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo have broken up after three years of dating.

“They have amicably split but remain good friends who still greatly care for one another,” a publicist for Vanessa, 28, tells PEOPLE.

Nick, 35, began dating Vanessa shortly of his divorce from singer Jessica Simpson in June 2006.