Vanessa Minnillo calls Jessica Simpson an elephant…sort of

Vanessa Minnillo said what we were all thinking during her wedding special on TLC: Jessica Simpson better step off and let her have her day with Nick Lachey.

Vanessa Minnillo Nick LacheyJessica Simpson announced her engagement just days after her ex-husband Nick Lachey popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo, and lots of people cried foul, calling Simpson an attention-hog — especially since she and Eric Johnson had only been dating for six months.

Many would not have put it past Simpson to plan her wedding for the same weekend as Lachey’s, and it sounds like that very thought crossed Minnillo’s mind, too.

The bride addressed the awkwardness on Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding.

“To address the elephant in the room, yes, you know coincidentally at the same time that our wedding is going on, his ex is actually also doing the beautiful thing of getting married herself,” she said. “I think she would probably pray, as much as I do, that they allow us to have our own moments.”

That’s a really nice way of saying “Fool better step off.”

The fears proved to be unfounded. Nick and Vanessa got married without a hitch — or an attention-hog stealing the spotlight. Jessica Simpson has yet to announce a wedding date.

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