Jessica Simpson is engaged to new beau, Eric Johnson, football free agent. Â The interesting part of this is that the two have only been dating for six months and the timing couldn't have been more suspect. Â Why? Â Well, for starters, Jessica Simpson announced her engagement to Eric Johnson days after her ex, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo announced their engagement plans. Â Are the dueling exes gearing up for a little game of football? Â Was Jessica Simpson's future nuptials announcement a flagrant personal foul?
The coin has been tossed, but who will be on the receiving end of this race to get married? Jess and Nick gave us a glimpse into the married lives of celebs years ago in their MTV reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Â All in all, they were one happy couple. Â But, things went sour fast and the fairytale marriage came to an end. Jessica went on to country music, and Nick went on to record two solo albums that did well on the pop charts, as did Jessica who fared well in country music and acting roles.
Jessica then went on a string of relationships with John Mayer and Tony Romo who dumped her on her birthday. Â She then went into hiding a bit, struggling with weight issues. Â But, she would emerge with a new beau, "a good man" as she puts it, when she met NFL free agent, Eric Johnson. Â Johnson played as a tight end with San Francisco and New Orleans before he was released due to an ankle injury. Now, he is waiting for a new home in football
Jessica Simpson became engaged to Eric Johnson 3 months after the football star's divorce was final. Â That was mighty fast, don't you think? Â But, it gets faster. Â Shortly after Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo announced their engagement, Jessica Simpson got engaged to Eric Johnson after the football star popped the question. Â Now, what's up with that Hollywood?
Rumors are that Jessica felt pressured and wanted to upstage her ex, and Eric Johnson, who is accustomed to playing football, was geared up for the game.
Simpson denied the rumors and said she "could not be more happy for Nick". Â Perhaps, they should all settle it on the gridiron. Â It's a coin toss on who would win the race to nuptials battle.