Jessica Simpson paid tribute to the important men in her life on Father’s Day. The singer and fashion designer, 39, took to Instagram and shared photos of her father, Joe Simpson, and her husband, Eric Johnson, as she commemorated them on their special day.
In her first post, Jessica shared a selfie alongside her dad as she posed wearing sunglasses and a big smile. In the caption to the daddy-daughter pic, the Open Book author described her father, who once worked as her manager, as “the ultimate gift a daughter could ever have,” and she thanked him for “sacrificing everything” for her. Jessica also described her dad as courageous and steadfast in the sweet tribute to the first man in her life.
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Happy Father’s Day Dad @joesimpsonphoto! You are the ultimate gift a daughter could ever have. When you believe, I believe. When you speak, I listen and learn. When you dream, I catch the stars with you. When you teach, I gain wisdom. When you cry, I weep. When you love, I love with you. Thanking you for sacrificing everything for my purpose. I will always carry on with confidence because of your faith in me. Your brilliant mind and faithful heart give you all the power you will ever need in this life. Courageous and steadfast…mind, body, and soul. I celebrate and love you today and everyday always.
In a separate post, Jessica shared a photo of her husband Eric surrounded by their three kids, Maxwell Drew, Ace Knute, and Birdie Mae. In the black-and-white photo, the Johnson sisters were wearing coordinating leopard print dresses and their brothers wore a fuzzy jacket as they snuggled with their daddy. The former NFL player was smiling as he held on to his two youngest children in the sweet family pic.
In the caption to the post, Jessica described Eric as “the most thoughtful father in this universe.” The mom of three wrote that her husband of nearly six years is completely present with their kids and gives them his total attention as he makes them feel safe, nurtured, and loved.
Jessica described her handsome husband as “the peaceful leader” of their family and said that he is their greatest gift. The entrepreneur also wrote that her husband is her best friend.
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My husband’s most beautiful quality is being the most thoughtful father in this universe. The way he teaches our children is by listening to them. He gives complete attention to what they do and what they need. He is present in EVERY moment keeping them safe, nurtured, and loved. He is constant, always renewing the pleasure of just being alive. He knows that happiness is not just something you feel, it is who you are. He accepts all emotions completely. He is the peaceful leader of this family and is raising a precious tribe of soulful warriors. There is no greater gift to this family than Eric Johnson. You are all our best friend, and we are yours. We are blessed, so very blessed my love. Happy Father’s Day to the GREATEST there is.
In comments to the post, fans wrote that they are so happy for Jessica and her family.
“Now that painted a beautiful picture of a great dad. Lucky them and lucky you,” one fan wrote.
“You are a very lucky woman. To find a man like that makes you a millionaire! Money means nothing,” another fan wrote to Jessica.
“You struck gold four times. This is the best season of your life.” added another.
Others praised Jessica’s husband for voluntarily giving up alcohol as a show of support to his famous wife when she decided to quit drinking several years ago.
“I admire that he stopped drinking when you did. I felt really connected to the love he had for his family when I read that in your book,” one fan wrote of Eric.
Jessica wrote in detail about her father and her husband in her memoir, Open Book, but her new pictures of the men in her life speak a thousand words.