Oh, Jess. Just when she started to show how classy and mature she was by telling Ryan Seacrest, "[Nick's and my] 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," she totally contradicted herself by announcing her own engagement just a few days later to boyfriend Eric Johnson, 31.
"Yes, we are excited to confirm (the news)," said the 30-year-old singer's rep.
But we have to wonder, is Jessica Simpson getting engaged because Eric is the guy she wants to spend the rest of her life with, or because those rumors that Nick's engagement freaked her out were true and getting engaged herself is just a way to make herself feel better about it? Jessica Simpson Is Sad About Nick's Engagement
Let's not forget that, unlike Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo, who have dated for 4 years, Eric and Jess have only been together for 6 months! And when they first started seeing each other, Eric was in the process of getting divorced from his first wife, stylist Keri Johnson. Their divorce was official only two months ago, which makes us think that he might be rushing into another marriage a wee bit too soon. And to make matters even worse-sounding, a source told US Magazine last month that "Eric was never that successful in the NFL, but he’s always wanted the celebrity lifestyle. (Jessica’s) friends do not trust him." Is Jessica Simpson's New Man Using Her?
Yeah, sure sounds like a winner to us! That’s not to say their relationship won’t last, but let’s be realistic. Celebrity relationships don’t usually start on solid ground anyway. Take a girl (Simpson) who has been through the relationship ringer (Lachey, John Mayer, Tony Romo, just to name a few), dealt with a pretty tough couple of years (weight scrutiny, loss of her beloved Daisy, career disappointments), and constant public criticism. Whether she is over Nick or not isn’t really the point. She most likely feels that she’s in some sort of race to find happiness and long-lasting love. And what better way to show that you’ve moved on by getting engaged to someone else?