After a down-on-one-knee weekend, it appears Nick Lachey’s ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, will also be joining the ranks of current celebutantes preparing to get their bride on in the near future! According to E! Online reports, Simpson, 30, recently accepted the proposal of NFL free agent, Eric Johnson, 31, after five brief months of courting. While some may speculate it is a pretty quick draw engagement - and mayhaps even hurried by Lachey and Minnillo’s recent big news - the couple’s rep reports the two couldn’t be happier!
And good for Jess. Poor thing hasn’t always had the easiest time with love, the media or life in general; so, if she’s happy, we’re happy. She even took the higher road when she appeared On-Air with Ryan Seacrest and made the following statement when asked about her ex-love’s new engagement:
“I am extremely, extremely happy for him. Our [Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey] relationship was over a really long time ago, and it would be nice if everyone could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa. I do, and I wish them all the best.” (Jessica Simpson, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest)
My only question… Which one’s gonna use this as their wedding song? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Talk abuot awwwwkward.
The happy couple ringing in the New Year in New York. (people.com)
Whoop, whoop! Looks like the former Mr. Simpson (ya snooze, ya lose Jess!) and his long time lady friend, Vanessa Minnillo are finally making it official, and this wh@cked out wedding crasher is as pleased as punch! I mean, y’all already know I love me some hot celebrity gossip, but there is nothing better when the famed whispers heard ’round the water cooler become factual news… especially when it is centered around reports this sweet!
According to people.com, Lachey, 36, and Minnillo, 29, became the latest on a long list of sexy celebs gearing up to take “the plunge” when late Thursday afternoon near a beach in California, Lachey got down on one knee and romantically requested for Minnillo be his wife. **Swoon City**
I mean, will you just get a load of these two lovies?? Too freakin’ cute, right? (story cont’d below…)
Taking a carriage ride in New York's Central Park on Valentine's Day 2010. (people.com)
The engagement ring – according to a people.com source – is a Bader & Garrin Asscher-cut diamond flanked with trapezoid trinkets, and while I have a tendency to get twisted around with ring shapes, sizes and designers, as jewelry was never my thing – gasp!, I have no doubt that it’s b.e.a.uuuutiful because they are so beautiful!
As a girl who openly supported “Team Nick” through the post J. Simp years, I have to admit my bias in seeing that my boy was still open to and has since found love again, which is precisely why I’d like to wish Lachinnillo – ha, don’t act like you’re not impressed – all the best!
And cheers to many, MANY years of life, love, happiness and (fingers crossed X2) babies!!! Helloooo??? Don’t even front like their children wouldn’t be all kinds of beautiful! Heck, with the DNA combination those two will provide, they would be doing the world a disservice by not procreating. Their kids will probably come out glowing with wings!