Is Eric Johnson
Right For Jess?

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are engaged! The couple seems happy, but they have only been dating six months causing some to speculate they are moving too fast. What do we really know about Eric Johnson?

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson has famously been unlucky in love -- until now. Eric Johnson came out of nowhere, swooped the 31-year-old singer off of her feet and promptly proposed to her. What do we really know about Eric Johnson? And does the father of Jessica Simpson, Joe Simpson, approve?

The 411 on Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, 31, came out of Yale University to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. He later played for the New Orleans Saints before becoming a free agent in 2008.

In his personal life, Johnson got married in 2004 and separated from his stylist wife in 2009, with the divorce becoming final in September of this year. If you are doing the math, you will know that he was separated, but not divorced, from his wife when he and Jess started dating.

He was reportedly planning on attending a business school in Pennsylvania, but decided against it once he and Jessica Simpson got together. Some insiders speculate that Johnson is using Jessica for her lifestyle.

Is he using Jess?

"[He] was never that successful in the NFL, but he's always wanted the celebrity lifestyle," the insider revealed to Us Magazine. "I believe that Jessica is his way to get famous. He's using her."

Another source reports that, "Eric doesn't have a job, he just follows her around. Her friends do not trust him."

What does Joe Simpson think?

Jessica Simpson insists that she's "never really been in such a healthy relationship" and says that Johnson "has been an inspiration. He really knows himself."

Jessica's father, who is known to be protective over his daughter, appears pleased with the engagement, tweeting: "So very happy for Jess and Eric. May they have a lifetime of joy and happiness."

No prenup!

Sources are saying that Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are getting married without a prenup! Considering the fact that Jessica is worth around $100 million, some say she is taking a huge risk.

What do you think? Is Eric a good guy -- or is he taking advantage of Jessica?

More on Jessica Simpson:

Jessica Simpson happy for Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson engaged to Eric Johnson
Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson break up


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Comments on "Who is Eric Johnson, Jessica Simpson’s fiance?"

Vanita December 26, 2012 | 2:30 AM

It's definitely would be a drab if the guy does not have his own money! A complete turn off! Oh no Jess!

Jusundria Pearson April 27, 2012 | 12:05 AM

How do you know if Nick was abusive and disrespectful??? You don't know him. I don't either, but he is actually a good guy. He's misunderstood as a jerk, but he was just being brutally honest with her, put her in her place. Yeah, he was rude to her, but she wasn't as nice to him either... He's still a good guy. Lighten up and don't be judgemental.

alma March 25, 2012 | 11:44 PM

I sense that they are a great match tempermentally. Let's root for their joy and happiness! Can't wait to see the new baby. Peace!

Stupidinlove March 19, 2012 | 8:19 PM

She is such an idiot for not having a prenup. Wouldn't that just top it off that he's in it for love not money!!!

Tanisha March 07, 2012 | 8:20 AM

He might be a good dude but I still would get a prenup! She already has two with a diva on the way; make sure they are very well taken care of first. when money is involve things get ugly im just sayin.

pontiac white October 24, 2011 | 12:26 PM

I'm from the north. I think I'm a nice guy, but men from the south are very nice to women. They are definitely more polite on a regular basis and act more like men than many of my northern brothers.

W.G. May 31, 2011 | 5:18 AM

Jessica claims a coyote ate her piccanese but I think she was sad about tony and ate it . I wonder what she´s going to eat when her and eric split up ?

Sherron April 17, 2011 | 11:47 PM

JESSICA SIMPSON MUST BE THE IDIOT THAT'S missing from the village! NO prenup? Surely she isn't that stupid?? Or is she??

look happy January 02, 2011 | 12:13 PM

Nick was abusive , and disrespectul.. Eric is from the North, he was raised differently, up there men have greater respect for women. It is too bad they did not meet earlier though.

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