Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have finally tied the knot. Lachey seems to have succumbed to Minnilo's whims to get married. The couple who began dating in 2006, briefly split up in June reportedly over Lachey's reluctance to get married. Lachey, who was previously married to Jessica Simpson and then divorced, apparently wasn't ready to go down the marriage road again despite his love for Minnilo.  Minnilo, however, wanted to say 'I do'. Even though the couple ended their relationship briefly they maintained a healthy relationship throughout. But, love seems to have transcended their differences and the couple finally got hitched in a small and secret ceremony on a Tropical Isaland on Friday. People Magazine first reported the nuptials.

Lachey told People Magazine Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic'. It was all very vague.

For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that's to start a family together, added the 30-year-old Minnillo.

The 37-year-old singer and the 30-year-old actress got married in front of 35 friends and family members.  Lachey and Minillo had announced their engagement in November.

For all fans of the former 98 Degrees boy band member and the ex- Miss Teen USA, who weren't part of the ceremony TLC will be airing a special called Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding, premiering July 30 at 9 p.m. ET.