Jessica Simpson is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson. The pair began dating back in May, when Johnson was still married and in the process of getting a divorce form his wife.
Simpson’s rep confirmed the news to JustJared.com, “We’re thrilled to confirm that it’s true! They are engaged.”
In his short lived NFL career, Johnson played five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and was released by the New Orleans Saints in 2008.
Johnson’s and Simpson’s relationship has apparently caused a rift between Simpson and her close friend and hair stylist Kevin Paves. Paves is rumored to not like Johnson and thinks he is dating Simpson for fame. Johnson was supposed to start business school at the prestigious Wharton School but dropped out to stay close to Simpson.
The couple’s engagement comes just one week after Simpson’s ex-husband Nick Lachey proposed to his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.
This is not Simpson’s first stint as a jersey chaser. Simpson had a two-year relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo before he broke up with her on her 30th birthday.
Congrats to Eric and Jess! Keep chasing ;)
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