This Article is From Nov 17, 2010

Jessica Simpson to beat ex-husband to the altar

Jessica Simpson to beat ex-husband to the altar

Highlights

  • Hollywood star Jessica Simpson is all set have a Christmas wedding with fiance Eric Johnson because she wants to re-marry before ex-husband Nick Lachey does.
  • The 30-year-old singer and actress got engaged to her six-month old boyfriend Johnson ten days after Lachey announced his own engagement.
  • Lachey, who divorced Simpson in 2006, is set to marry his four-year-old girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo and Simpson wants to ensure that she ties the knot before him, Contactmusic reported.
London: Hollywood star Jessica Simpson isall set have a Christmas wedding with fiance Eric Johnsonbecause she wants to re-marry before ex-husband Nick Lacheydoes.

The 30-year-old singer and actress got engaged to hersix-month old boyfriend Johnson ten days after Lacheyannounced his own engagement.

Lachey, who divorced Simpson in 2006, is set to marryhis four-year-old girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo and Simpsonwants to ensure that she ties the knot before him,Contactmusic reported.

"She wants to beat Nick to the altar. She knows thatit is going to be tough to pull everything together on suchshort notice, so it might have to be a New Years wedding,"said a source.

"In any case, she wants the focus to be on herwedding. She doesn't want her wedding to be the aftermath ofhis," the source added.

Simpson and Lachey, who starred together in the MTVreality show Newlyweds, got married in 2002 and split afterthree years.

The Blonde Ambition star is making extensive plansfor her December wedding.

"It will be big and elaborate. She'll spare no expensefor fear that Nick and Vanessa will outdo her. She's alreadystarting planning everything and has every family memberworking on her big day," said the source.