Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo headed towards splitsville

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have been dating for what seems like a celebrity eternity – about two years. Minnillo has long been reported to be nearly desperate to marry Lachey, especially since the pair moved in together last year. Accounts that she’s putting pressure on Lachey are heating up – but Nick is said not to be interested, at least for the time being. There are also a lot of stories floating around about Minnillo’s immature behavior, comparing her to a high school drama queen. Lachey has generally been portrayed as a pretty mature, sensible guy, and they seem mismatched in a lot of ways.

Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo are on the verge of splitting. The couple has been trapped in a break up-to-make up cycle, and now Nick is fed up with Vanessa constantly pressuring him to marry and give her children. And he came unglued with the former MTV host accused him of still being in love with ex-wife Jessica Simpson, pals reveal.

Their problems were on public display March 25 at the trendy restaurant Katsuya when they “sat in stone silence for more than 30 minutes after having what appeared to be an argument,” according to an eyewitness. “As they left that night, Vanessa was in tears sitting next to Nick who was gripping the steering wheel of the car.”

Three nights earlier, at a birthday bash for basketball star Baron Davis at the Stone Rose Lounge. Vanessa “had a good bit to drink, and she turned into a bitchy high school drama queen,” said an eyewitness. “She was rude to some people and then flirted with a bunch of athletes, partying like a single girl. She was hanging all over other guys. Vanessa was rude to fans who wanted her autograph. She spent half the evening sneering at other female guests. From what I saw, it’s not wonder Nick is sick of her.”

[From the National Enquirer, April 14th 2008 print edition]

The Enquirer goes on to talk about how desperate Minnillo is to “get a ring on her finger” and “have Nick’s babies.” I get really tired of the way they portray women as thinking about nothing but marriage and babies… but to be fair, that seems to be most of what you hear about in Minnillo’s case. Whatever career she had as an MTV VJ has totally died out, and her acting career hasn’t exactly taken off. The only thing she’s notable for anymore is dating Nick. Given all that, it makes sense that she’s pressuring him into marriage – what else has she got to focus on? According to the Enquirer, Nick is not giving in. He’s not in love with ex-wife Jessica Simpson anymore, but he’s still stung by their divorce, and remarriage is the last thing on his mind right now. Something tells me one of them will be giving the other an ultimatum pretty soon.

Here’s Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo at Vanessa’s Birthday Celebration at Lax Nightclub in Las Vegas on November 17th. Images thanks to PR Photos.

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  1. valentina says:

    Something is not right here. If one half of a couple becomes desperate, the one who isn’t usually ends up losing respect for the other. It seems these two need to split before things get really ugly. I think she may be motive driven more than anything and he may be on to that.

  2. scout7pg says:

    This women is annoying and bitchy. She throws attitude at events and acts far above her very D-list (at best) level. Hopefully Nick learned from his mistakes and won’t be pressured into marrying until he’s ready. Hopefully x2 he cuts himself off from this leech altogether.

    I also think she’s unnattractive but that’s neither here nor there …

  3. Rina says:

    Maybe Nick is still in love with Jessica and just maybe Jess is still in love with Nick, I thought they made a wonderful couple, Jessica can’t seemed to hold on to the guys she has dated , wish her well with this one. Maybe Nick and Jessica will get back together.

  4. arc says:

    I had a mutual acquaintance with Nick/Jess when they were still married. The guy treated Jessica like a princess and she went nuts after she became famous. Very demanding, treating all her lifelong BFFs like personal assistants, etc.

    She really took him for granted, while he was this chill guy. I was hoping Vanessa was different, but maybe she’s just like that?

    That’s the thing about nice guys. Girls like that can sink their claws in pretty easily and the guy is too laid back to tell them to piss off.

  5. anonymous says:

    I hope Nick can find lasting happiness with someone. Vanessa sounds horrible!

  6. Mr. T says:

    It’s hard to judge relationships of celebrities, especially those that live for publicity. My mom gave me some good advice growing up, never marry an actress or musician. Those who play with fire will be burned.

  7. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:

    Wild Night with Coeds for Matt Leinart and Nick Lachey

    Article Date: 04/02/2008

    By Dylan Vox

    Partying hard in a hot tub with underage coeds may be the kind of night one would except from a college football player, but this week, Cardinal’s quarterback Matt Leinart seemed to be reliving his glory days, much to the chagrin of the NFL.

    After racy “boys gone wild” type photos popped up on the net of the young QB, coach Ken Whisenhunt sat down to have a heart to heart with Leinart about his role on the team.

    Photos of Leinart partying with buddy ex-boybander Nick Lachey began to surfaced earlier this week on The pictures show the men in a hot tub with several young ladies and holding beer bongs for college-aged girls.

    While technically not illegal unless the women are under 21, it isn’t exactly the image that the NFL wants to portray in their athletes, explained coach Whisenhunt.

    “I reiterated to him the type of behavior that we expect at all times from our players. He understands that as well as the level of scrutiny that he’s under because of who he is. It’s being handled internally.” Whisenhunt explained in a statement to the press.

    Leinart was a star quarterback playing for the USC Trojans and won the Heisman Trophy his junior year for his excellent record on the field. He was drafted to Arizona in 2006 and signed a six year, $51 million deal with the team.

    His first season out, he set a rookie quarterback passing record with 405 yards, but was outplayed the following year by fellow quarterback Kurt Warner.

    Leinart is expected to start as quarterback for the upcoming 2008 season.


  8. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:


    Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic wrote: “The NFL is for men. Beer bongs are for drunk, stupid college kids.” Bickley also noted the presence of Nick Lachey at the party, writing that “these two have

    become the male equivalent of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.”

    Who’s immature here? Nick LaGay Is no saint!!

    Run Vanessa Run!!!!

  9. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:

    This week in the Lacheys: Those super-talented Lachey Brothers are in trouble. Nick doesn’t want to marry Vanessa von Clingenheimer and their relationship is “tense.” Meanwhile Drew is still reeling from accusations he and Cheryl Burke did the Too-Tight-Tango.

  10. bisque says:

    What I’m thinking is… you don’t marry the rebound, do you?

  11. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:

    Jessica Simpson is quoted in the Times magazine (whatever the hell that is) saying that her ex husband Nick Lachey … ummm … lets see … how to sugarcoat this … has virtually no penis. Yeah, turns out there’s no way to sugarcoat that.. Jessica says:

    “Nick didn’t pack too well if you know what I mean, but I got over it.”

    And two days ago, she is quoted as saying:

    “Nick’s small package was a problem sometimes, like the first time we had sex, to tell you the truth, I didn’t really feel much, I faked the whole thing, I really felt sorry for him, I still loved him though.”

    Run Vanessa Run!!!

  12. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:

    Nick Lachey Has no penis!!!

    Run Vanessa Run!!!

  13. Nicklachey is a manswhore says:

    Nick lachey is a manswhore!!Once a cheater always a cheater.

  14. anon says:

    Doesn’t bother me at all. Always thought these two deserved one another…should be interesting if they split…

  15. journey says:

    nicklachey is a manswhore: is that you jess?

  16. mollination says:

    Seriously, what’s going on with those posts?? They actually made me laugh out loud as I kept scrolling, and scrolling, and scroooolllinnngg! LOL!

    I actually feel bad that Vanessa made the mistake at such an important time in her life, that I think a lot of us make at one time or another. I have reeled from a breakup where I let my whole life go without realizing I was making my BF my identity. Luckily I was 20 at the time. Unforch, Vanessa did it when she had a real career going. Live and learn.

  17. Arwen says:

    Wow, Vanessa Whatshername has a fanclub?

    I thought there was an article a while ago about an ultimatum she had given him about marrying.
    It sounded like they were going downhill then – even if I was wanting to marry someone, I’d have 2nd and 3rd thoughts if they started giving me ultimatums about it.

  18. beth says:

    I never thought these two were right for each other. Something as always seemed off with them.

  19. urmybff says:

    i hope they dont split up! if they do though, i hope we get more media attention on reggie bush and kim kardashian! i think they are a great couple!

  20. Trashaddict says:

    They both seem like such non-items. The Charlton Heston news could have gone in place of this one…

  21. Bodhi says:

    OMG, I bet ya’ll can hear me rolling my eyes at some of these posts.

    Anyway, I went to high school with Vanessa & she was a bitchy drama queen then too.

  22. Syko says:

    I am just wondering…supposedly Jessica saved herself for marriage to Nick. By what means of comparison, then, did she base her statement about his teeny wienie, if it was the first one she ever saw, all up close and personal?

    I was just thinking, surely she didn’t make comparisons with all the porn stars and porn sites online. Nobody could be that dumb, could they?

  23. cheeky says:

    Nicklachey is a manswhore sounds like a woman scorned. Get over it already…he has. LOL!

  24. Lola says:

    If Jessica said that, then I understand why Nick left her. Being with some one that dumb can actually be life threatening.

    I don’t like him much either. What does he do these days? He seems to think he is a c- list star when he is actually d-list. Make that d with a question mark. Actually they are both no bodies who we should not even be discussing.

  25. snappyfish says:

    What a class act that Jessica is. Who would say such things….especially claiming to be a virgin and it was her first experience….hmmm maybe it wasn’t.

    As for Vanessa, she is a starfucker. She has no career other than being his girlfriend so she wants to up the ante and have no career other than being his wife.

    As for Matt Leinhart, he is a father of a child. He got his girlfriend from USC pregnant (I know she had a hand in it as well) then he left her. Now he is in a hot tub with co-eds? Feel bad for his son. At the whopping age of approx. a year he might just be more mature than Daddy.

    Nick keeps good company. First a dingbat “virginal” wife who said he is less than endowed. Then a clinger-on starfucking drama queen and now a childish football player.

    What is wrong with this picture?

  26. nopeno says:

    That is an old urban legend .
    From what I can tell it was something her father put out there. When he saw the break up heart his little girl. I truly believe Jessica’s father ruined Jessica and her marriage. He is a very sick man. He ignores his wife and his little girls have no idea how unhealty his interest in them is. Nick seems like a nice guy.He should find a more mature women. One who has some depth and a life of her own.

  27. wtf says:


    he’s just one of those retarded men that go for high maintenance chicks as long as they are bottle beauties like Van and Jess.

    who cares if they split? Exactly what have they done to keep them in the spotlight lately or in the future?


    I guess it’s true that fame is like a drug, because we’re seeing bag bitches everywhere!

  28. cestmoi says:

    nick should leave vanessa whos with him to get famous and make him get married to her….and he should fight bak for jessica and make her see that they were the real deal….but i guess both of them have too much pride to try again…

  29. Maddy Marks says:

    Vanessa and Nick never really seemed like a couple with a lot of chemistry to me. Vanessa throwing temper tantrums about not getting that ring on her finger is one way to get Nick running in the other direction!

  30. nonentity says:

    Nick probably needs to find a nice non-celebrity. Vanessa and Jessica are both too immature.

  31. ashley says:

    i think nick and jessica made a cute couple i also believe she would have never said a thing like that about him even after their spilt i think it was joes idea for their breakup ad jessica only went along with it because she got brain washed anyway i love them both and i think vanessa is a non talent f**king phillopeno and she needs to get a freaking life and JESSICA NEEDS TO GO BACK TO NICK BECAUSE THEY SERIOUSLY LOVE EACH OTHER BUT TO AFRAID TO SAY ANYTHING !!! :mrgreen:

  32. wow Rina i think your right maybe nick does love jessica still . maybe when they he was drunk . because maybe the person that ruined their marriage made nick drunk so they could divorce

  33. i mean when they divorced 🙂

  34. kia says:

    I love them i hope they never split. 😉

  35. Anonymous says:

    Let’s clear up some of these stories:
    Jessica NEVER said that Nick had a small penis, people are confusing that “article” with the legitimate TIME magazine. She engaged in oral sex with Lachey before they got married, she wouldn’t have married him if his penis was as “small” as that story said it was. Nor would Vanessa Minnillo still be around.

    Jessica cheated on Nick, everybody knows it in entertainment, as well as the fact that they’re marriage was over way before it was announced that they were breaking up.

  36. sweetie says:

    It’s so easy for us to judge this situation from the outside, but we really don’t know what is going on. As for all the Jessica fans, all of a sudden she has a new ablum out and is claiming abuse, why was this never mention before. And we all know her dad would of made it headline news (if it were true). It seems that Jessica is the one that is not over Nick, because he has been in a relationship for 2 yrs, which is still going strong, and she on the other hand, is in makeup, break-up stage always. I feel bad for Jessica because if she follow her heart her and Nick would still be together. But fame and her dad got to her. But all-in-all I think Nick as come out the better person in all this, he has never bad mouth Jessica and still states that he will love her always. Unlike Jessica, who claims to have never had a love like Tony. So what was it when you dated Nick for 3 yrs and were married for 3 yrs, was it just to sell ablums???? And now she is dating a Dallas cowboy and doing a country ablum.

  37. Jenn says:

    oh ashley (from may 16), get over yourself…maybe you should get a life!
    Anyways jessica wasn’t a great wife to nick.She was a lazy, messy,unsuccesful, unintelligent person.The only thing she was good at was putting on her make up…which I gotta give it to her since she has so much acne underneath.

  38. CB Rawks says:

    Hehe. With the amount of time that has passed, she likely does have a life by now. What are the odds she remembers this thread, I wonder. God, I hope she stepped away from the computer and had a snack at some stage in the last eight months. 😉

  39. ChristinaX says:

    I don’t feel sympathetic for men who date high maintenance, vapid women and complain when the relationship fails.

  40. nosmoking says:

    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with we leave it to you to decide.

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