This will end well. Us Weekly reports:
Sources confirm to UsMagazine.com that the singer, 30, became engaged to beau Eric Johnson on Thursday, just days after Us broke the news that her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo, his love of nearly five years. Simpson and Lachey, 37, split in 2005, after three years of marriage.
The Texas native began dating the former NFL player in May while he was estranged from his first wife, stylist Keri Johnson; their divorce was finalized five months later.
Though Ashlee Simpson-Wentz recently told Us that her sister “is happy, so we’re all really happy,” sources insist that most of Simpson’s friends are concerned about Johnson’s motives for dating the singer.
“Eric was never that successful in the NFL, but he’s always wanted the celebrity lifestyle,” a source told Us in October. “Her friends do not trust him.”
I think Jessica’s friends are a little too jaded, because I don’t buy this “celebrity lifestyle” excuse. Her recent gigs have been this, this, this, and this. Unless Eric Johnson’s idea of fame is being photographed while his wife sings requiems for pet cemeteries in South Dakota, I’m pretty certain his intentions are pure.