Jessica Simpson Engaged To Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson has confirmed rumors that she is now engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson.

A publicist for Simpson confirmed the news Saturday, telling the media rather simply that “Yes, I am excited to confirm that they are engaged.”

Johnson is said to have proposed to Jessica on Thursday, November 11, some six months after they started dating. Of note, it was exactly one week since Simpson’s ex Nick Lachey announced that he’s marrying girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

Jessica showed off her diamond engagement ring at Oak Park Mall in Kansas City on Saturday as part of a photocall promoting her Jessica Simpson Collection fashion line.

Simpson had previously noted that “I am from the South, so I’ve definitely dreamed of being married my whole life and having children, so hopefully that’s in my future.”