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Jessica Simpson Engaged to Former NFLer Eric Johnson


LOS ANGELES, Calif. --- Jessica Simpson is engaged once again, this time to former NFL player Eric Johnson. Simpson’s reps confirmed the engagement on Sunday.

The announcement comes less than two-weeks after former husband Nick Lachey announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Simpson said she is “extremely happy for Nick.”

"Our 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 nothing but the best.”

Simpson and Lachey who starred together in MTV’s “Newlyweds,” split in 2005 after three years of marriage.

The 30-year-old Simpson and 31-year-old Johnson – who played for the New Orleans Saints and The San Francisco 49ers, were engaged on Thursday according to Simpson’s rep. The couple has been dating since May.

"Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged," a publicist for the pair told People magazine.

On Saturday, Simpson was showing off her sizeable ring on her hand during an appearance at a Kansas City Dillard’s.

Simpson began dating Johnson while he was estranged from his wife, stylist Keri Johnson. The couple’s divorced was finalized in October.

Johnson and Simpson will spend Thanksgiving in New York City; Where Simpson is scheduled to perform during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

(AP Photo/Charles Sykes/file)

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