Vanessa Minnillo Calls Jessica Simpson The “Elephant In The Room”

Posted by Katie F. on August 3rd, 2011


Jessica Simpson announced her engagement to Eric Johnson just days after Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo broke the news that they would be tying the knot. Due to the timing, Minnillo knew that her wedding would be compared to Lachey and Simpson’s 2002 nuptials. During the TLC special Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding, which aired Saturday, Vanessa discussed the comparisons between her and Jessica. As reported by Us Weekly, Minnillo called Simpson “the elephant in the room” and said it was just a coincidence that Jessica was planning her wedding at the same time she and Nick were planning theirs. Minnillo also talked about how both Lachey and Simpson have moved on since their time as a married couple starring in the reality show Newlyweds. She hopes that both she and Jessica are allowed to have their own special moments without being compared.

Much to his dismay, Lachey also became involved in the discussion about comparisons between his ex-wife and his new wife. Lately, several of his Twitter followers have been discussing the similarities and differences between Simpson and Minnillo. Nick thanked the fans who said they believe comparisons are unfair to everyone and each much be considered separately.

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