updated 12/16/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/16/2010 AT 2:15 PM ET
Hold the confetti – Sing-Off host Nick Lachey’s New Year’s wedding plans have hit a sour note.
“He was joking,” Minnillo, 30, told Hollyscoop at the Black 15in1 launch party at the Andy LeCompte salon in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “We’re not getting married in Italy.”
Adds the former MTV host, “I think that’s the game of telephone. He said it sarcastically and it was misconstrued in print. We’re not [getting married in Italy], but that would be a great idea.”
In fact, Minnillo, who has been engaged to Lachey a little more than a month, says she hasn’t even started the wedding planning process yet, and isn’t sure when she’ll begin.
“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,” Minnillo says. “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 Jones’, we’re just enjoying it.”