Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson Divorce Rumors: Hubby Busted With The Nanny

Jessica Simpson has been thrusted into her own nanny scandal. The fashion designer’s husband Eric Johnson has been seen spending a lot of time with the family nanny lately, according to tabloid reports.

The May 9 issue of OK! Magazine features Jessica Simpson on the cover along with the headline, “Jessica’s Husband Caught With the Nanny!” The tabloid claims that Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are headed for a $175 million divorce after her husband was caught with a young blonde nanny. This situation sounds vaguely similar to what happened to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, along with Gwen Stefani and her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

But wait – there’s more. OK! Magazine even published photos of Johnson going on a two-hour hike with the caregiver of their children, Maxwell, 3, and Ace, 2. The tabloid claims that the former NFL player is currently unemployed and has been spending a lot of time at home. Johnson has been helping their nanny with the grocery shopping and other errands while Simpson focuses on her fashion empire.

“Eric doesn’t need to bring a nanny grocery shopping or on a hike. Those are things he can do alone or the paid staff can do without his supervision,” the alleged source told the magazine.

The unnamed snoop claims that Simpson’s husband isn’t all that innocent. He and the nanny spent several hours enjoying the great outdoors a few weeks ago on Wednesday, April 13. Johnson and the nanny were photographed hiking in Calabasas, California, with Ace. The threesome reportedly spent several hours in the hot California sun, while Johnson and the nanny had some alleged alone time.

“They disappeared into the bushes for two hours,” the insider claims but admits that Johnson hasn’t done anything bad yet. “Eric is bound to cross a line.”

It’s unclear who was taking care of Johnson and Simpson’s son while the pair was in the bushes. The source added that Simpson should “fire the twentysomething and hire a dowdy Mrs. Doubtfire” type of nanny instead.

If Johnson does cheat, Simpson will immediately take him to divorce court. The source said that the couple have fought over why he still hasn’t found a new job. Simpson then focuses on her career to get out of the house and away from their constant fighting, which has caused more friction in their marriage. If they do divorce, it could cost Simpson at least $175 million of her fortune.

But is Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson headed for a divorce anytime soon? Gossip Cop was on it as always, and has already debunked this report. The gossip-debunking outlet says that OK! Magazine is no stranger to creating “nanny scandals” to go with the recent news of Ben Affleck and Gavin Rossdale.

Sources told Gossip Cop that Simpson and Johnson are not headed for a divorce. One source close to the couple told the outlet that they were “horrified” by the claims that OK! Magazine was making. The tabloid is no stranger to starting rumors about celebrity divorces that never come true.

Earlier this month, Jessica Simpson revealed the one secret behind their seemingly happy marriage. The former pop star told People how she keeps things sexy in her relationship with Eric Johnson.

“I think the secret to a beautiful, loving marriage is just making out! Don’t forget to kiss. It’s more intimate sometimes for a lot of people and if you forget that, you forget why you fell in love in the first place. It always begins with a kiss.”

Simpson and Johnson surely look happy in their steamy photos on social media. The couple isn’t afraid to show some PDA, even if it’s sometimes too much for their fans. Simpson also revealed that regular family trips help keep the bond going in their marriage. She also hinted that she likes having the nanny along for the ride.

“Growing up, some of my best memories are road trips. I always got lucky on the way to my nanny’s house and I would get a lotto ticket and I would win. Even if it’s a dollar, I still would always win!”

Jessica Simpson has been recently named as Budget car rental’s new brand ambassador, which has had some fans scratching their heads since her clothing line has reportedly become a $1 billion dollar business.

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