No Italian New Year's wedding for Lachey and Minnillo

Dec. 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM ET

Rumors that Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo will be tying the knot on New Year's Eve in Italy were put to rest Wednesday night by the bride-to-be at the launch event for hair product black 15in1.

Minnillo said Lachey's statement on "The Rachael Ray Show" ("We’re going to be in Tuscany for New Year’s. Who knows, we may be married in Tuscany, too!") was nothing more than a joke. "I think Rachael (Ray) got married in Italy, so maybe that's why the media spun it," Minnillo said.

In fact, the couple haven't even started to plan the nuptials. "I feel irresponsible for not having a date, but someone made a great point, when you're dating everyone is always asking when you're getting engaged. When you're engaged everyone is always asking when you're getting married. When you get married they start asking when you're going to get pregnant. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses, we're just enjoying it," Minnillo said.

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