Jessica Simpson Engaged to NFL Player Eric Johnson

by | November 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson (Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa)

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson (Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa)

Jessica Simpson and NFL player Eric Johnson are tying the knot.

“Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged!” a rep for the singer told People.

The couple, who met through friends, have been together since May.

She may have fumbled her relationship with Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in 2009, but Simpson, 30, finally scored a football hunk.

Johnson, 31, has played pro football for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.

Coincidentally (or not), Simpson’s ex-husband Nick Lachey became engaged just a few weeks ago to his girlfriend of four years Vanessa Minnillo.

Simpson and Lachey, who chronicled their lives as ‘Newlyweds’ for MTV, divorced in 2005 after three years of marriage.

Dismissing rumors she was upset over her ex’s wedding news, Simpson told Ryan Seacrest: “I couldn’t be more happy for Nick.”