Vanessa Lachey is taking the high road in 2019. The Top Chef Junior host had the classiest response when a Twitter user compared her daughter, Brooklyn, to her husband Nick Lachey’s ex-wife, Jessica Simpson.
A fan named Kimberly wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Monday, December 31: “Ok… elephant in the room… but why does Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s daughter look like Jessica Simpson?” Soon after, Vanessa, 38, responded, “2019, new year, new outlook. Let’s be positive, especially with our children. Thanks Kimberly. Happy New Year.”
2019, new year, new outlook. Let’s be positive, especially with our children. Thanks Kimberly. Happy New Year.
Vanessa and Nick, 45, tied the knot in 2011 and are the parents of three children: sons Camden, 6, and Phoenix, 2, and daughter Brooklyn, who turns 4 on Saturday, January 5. The couple’s little girl is blonde like Simpson, while their sons both have brown hair.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey with their kids
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey with their kids
2018 was magical... but I’m ready for ya 2019!!! (This was one of my favorite photos of 2018! It’s my phone screensaver) ❤️
...and to all a good night!✨ This was the only picture I got of all 5 of us huddled in our bedroom this morning before we ran downstairs. Christmas 2018 was 😍!!! Cam learned how to ride a bike. Brooklyn became a true princess with a tower bigger than her. Phoenix fell in love with cars all over again and made sure to say good-night to all of them before bed. Most importantly, we laughed, snuggled and played ALL day long. Only one melt down with a damn candy claw grabber game that I immediately regretted buying. The cherry on top was Nick doing 3 loads of dishes (in a partially unzipped onoesie 😏 Haha!). Wishing you ALL a Very Merry Christmas filled with Laughter, Love & people you care about.❤️
#PollyPocket is BACK and better than ever!!! I’m so excited to be able to share one of my favorite childhood toys with Brooklyn. She LOVES how tiny & cute they are and I love that we can easily bring it along everywhere we go over the Holidays! Grab your own! It’s a perfect stocking stuffer. #TinyIsMighty #ad @mattel 💖
I officially can’t wait until Christmas! I’m LOVING this holiday card with Nick and the kiddos!? A BIG Thank You to @SimplytoImpress for making it so easy to create such a fun design with quick delivery. ❤️ LOVE! 🙌🏽 #Lachey2018 #ad #family #LacheyPartyOfFive #simplytoimpress
Daddy’s on tour so Mama tried to get it together. The fun of Halloween has a completely different meaning now, haha! We miss you Mr. Incredible! (Camden asked why my costume was so tight. Good question Buddy, good question!...) #HappyHalloween
And just like that, our little boy is about to start Kindergarten & turn 6 years old in September. So, how do we celebrate?... at the “Happiest Place on Earth”, of course! Camden John, you make us the happiest parents around (most of the time 😜) and we couldn’t be more proud of the little man you are becoming! Thank You @Disneyland for giving us so many years of amazing memories!!! ❤️
It’s #NationalSmileDay!!! I dare you not to smile at this cute little munchkin & his dimples. 😍
My Fun & Fearless Little Female!
Mornings are definitely better when my happy Phoenix #SleptLikeThis! We took the @PampersUS quiz and he’s a Koala! Which means lots of snuggles & hugs! Thanks to Pampers Baby Dry for helping him stay dry and comfy through the night so Mama gets her happy, rested boy in the mornings! #PampersPartner #HappyBabyMeansHappyMama
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The 98 Degrees member was married to Simpson, 38, from 2002 to 2006. They documented their romance on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (Simpson once infamously said she “would have a panic attack” if she had to rewatch the MTV reality show). The fashion designer went on to wed Eric Johnson in 2014. Simpson and the former NFL tight end, 39, share daughter Maxwell, 6, and son Ace, 5, and have a third child on the way.
Vanessa opened up to Us Weekly exclusively in October about the secret behind her union with Nick. “I see it as a working marriage and don’t mean like a job working, but we have to constantly work at it,” she said. “I was just telling my girlfriend last night: We don’t settle or run; we go head-on with the problem. We communicate, we talk things through and we listen to the other person. We both know exactly what we want out of life and that’s each other, so we’re gonna make it work.”
The former Total Request Live cohost explained that she believes her relationship with Nick has been a success because they dated for five years before walking down the aisle. “We had set a foundation,” she told Us. “We traveled the world. I got to go to album release parties and concerts. And now I get to be a mom and raise little people!”
Nick and Vanessa Lachey together
Nick and Vanessa Lachey together
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Vanessa Lachey and singer Nick Lachey attend Disney's Cars x Sportie LA Event at Sportie LA on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS - 'Variety vs TV Sex Symbols' - The revival of 'Battle of the Network Stars,' based on the '70s and '80s television pop-culture classic, will continue on THURSDAY, JULY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images)
CASSIDY HUBBARTH, VANESSA LACHEY, NICK LACHEY
BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS - In an ode to ABCs 'Wide World of Sports,' 100 TV stars from 14 different network and cable companies will take their athleticism to a new level as they compete - to feel 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' - in the revival of 'Battle of the Network Stars,' based on the 70s and 80s television pop-culture classic, premiering on THURSDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey (R) attends a basketball game between Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: TV personalities Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: TV personalities Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey arrive at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey arrives at the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Recording artist Nick Lachey (L) and tv personality Vanessa Lachey attend the 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Vanessa Lachey, Camden Lachey and singer/tv personality Nick Lachey visit Disneyland on September 08, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Vanessa Lachey (L) and Nick Lachey attend the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, August 2015 -- Spago Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, NBC's 'Truth Be Told' -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey attend the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey attend the 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Lachey of VH1 Big Morning Buzz arrive at Sprint Sound Sessions at Webster Hall on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Sprint)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are seen at LAX on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Willy and Vanessa Lachey attends the 'Everyday Effect' consumer event with Nick and Vanessa Lachey at P & G Innovation Center on June 19, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo arrive for the opening of Marquee at The Star on March 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS - DECEMBER 08: Vanessa Lachey sighting on December 08, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Model Molly Sims and TV personality Vanessa Lachey attend the opening of Restoration Hardware West Hollywood The Gallery on Melrose Avenue on October 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Restoration Hardware)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Vanessa Minnillo Lachey and Nick Lachey attend Sprint Sound Sessions at Webster Hall on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sprint)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey attend the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
SHERMAN OAKS, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actress Vanessa Minnillo (L) and singer Nick Lachey attend the 1st Annual Grizzlies Give Back Toy Drive on December 13, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic)
UNCASVILLE, CT - OCTOBER 22: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attend the Mohegan Sun 15th anniversary on October 22, 2011 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)