VANESSA WON'T MARRY NICK

Published on: September 27, 2006
VANESSA WON'T MARRY NICK

By ALAN BUTTERFIELD

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are one of Hollywood's hottest couples right now, but Vanessa will never marry the former boy-bander.

Unfortunately for Nick, the "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent wants a more manly man, her pals say.

"Vanessa wants to wed a real jock," a friend of the 25-year-old beauty told The ENQUIRER.

"She was absolutely nuts about New York Yankee star Derek Jeter, and she's also been linked to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. She grew up a cheerleader and she loves being in the arms of a real athlete."

Although Nick, 32, is a huge sports fan and likes to hang out with big-league stars — he even played some ball in high school — pals say he's more concerned with his looks than scoring on the field.

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