US Weekly magazine is reporting the sad news today that celeb couple Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey have called off their romantic affiliation after almost 3 years together. You may recall that Vanessa was Nick‘s first girlfriend after he divorced from Jessica Simpson in 2005 … but now La-Nessa are dunzo, too:
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have split, Usmagazine.com has learned. A source close to the couple tells Us: “It was an amicable break-up. They walk away from it still friends.” Adds another source, “They still care about each other very much. This is what’s best for both of them.” The couple hooked up in 2006 — the year after Lachey split from wife Jessica Simpson. In 2007, Minnillo told Us she wanted to have kids with Lachey: “I always say I want three boys and a girl, but at the end of the day, I just want healthy kids.”
HMMM … kids. I believe that kids were part of the reason that led to Nick‘s divorce from Jessica … and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if that is the case again this time with Vanessa. To be honest, I really liked these two together … they had about the same amount of fame (he a former boybander, she a former MTV VJ) that I thought would equal a successful long term relationship. Clearly that was not so. Bummer. I wish both Vanessa and Nick happiness no matter who they end up with next.