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Nick Lachey’s Wife Vanessa Minnillo Talks ‘Elephant in the Room’ Jessica Simpson

Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo
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Last weekend, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo’s fairytale wedding was aired on TLC for viewers across America to witness the love shared between the adored couple on their big day.

However, when it was announced that their wedding, which took place July 15 in the British Virgin Islands, would be shown in the reality special, they knew the event would draw many comparisons to Lachey’s first wedding with Jessica Simpson in 2002. Following Lachey’s first walk down the aisle with Simpson, the two starred in their ‘Newlyweds’ show on MTV for three seasons.

During ‘Nick and Vanessa’s Dream Wedding,’ which aired Saturday, July 30, the 30-year-old future Mrs. Lachey spoke of the situation and the inevitable comparisons that would take place at some point in time.

“To address the elephant in the room, yes, coincidentally at the same time our wedding [is] going his ex is actually also doing the beautiful thing of getting married herself,” she said during the TLC special [quotes via Us Magazine].

Simpson announced her engagement to Eric Johnson in November of 2010, just days after Lachey and Minnillo shared that they would be taking their relationship to married status in the new year.

“I think that [Jessica] would probably pray as much as I do, that [we’re allowed] to have our own moments,” Minnillo added, referencing the ‘Newlyweds’ series.

For exclusive pictures from the romantic wedding, visit the TLC website dedicated to the Lacheys special by clicking here.

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