Vanessa 'showers with Nick twice daily to stay connected'

Washington: Vanessa Minnillo has revealed that showering twice a day with her beau, Nick Lachey gives them time for 'intimate conversations.'

29-year-old Minnillo and her man Lachey, 36, who have been together for four years also said that it is not sexual and rather acts as having a sound board.

"We shower in the morning and we shower at some point during the day or before bed. We both have our own showerheads so we just talk while we’re soaping up and doing our hair," People Magazine quoted Minnillo as saying.

"It’s not a sexual thing and it’s not a romantic thing, it just becomes an intimate thing ... I’ve had some of my most intimate conversations with him in the shower," she added.

"You have to talk through everything," Minnillo said.

"We talk daily about things that upset us. It’s about having a sounding board because if you hold in all your thoughts, dreams, anger and anxiety than you’re only hurting yourself," she added.