These are photos of Jessica Simpson out and about in NYC yesterday, still sick (Jimmy Fallon gave her soup) and still trying to win back some media attention since getting jammed up with Kate Middleton. Is it wrong that I want Kate Middleton to send a “Eat it, Yank” telegram to Jessica? Poor Jess would eat the telegram, though. Anyway, I like Jessica’s styling in these photos. God bless her, she’s so top-heavy (it’s a blessing and a curse), and this kind outfit – slim-cut trousers, bias-cut blouse and a fitted jacket – works really well for curvier girls. Anyway, Jessica is still doing “promotion” for her Christmas album, although all she seems to talk about in any of these interviews is poor Eric. Here’s part of her Access Hollywood interview… honestly, she doesn’t sound quite so dumb in this one:
In addition to a new holiday album, a PBS holiday special and an appearance in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Jessica Simpson is also celebrating her engagement to former NFL player Eric Johnson. Jessica stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday and dished details about her engagement to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.
“It was at my house and it was very romantic. We actually met at my house, so he proposed to me where we met,” Jessica explained. “We met through mutual friends, very random, but (it was) the best meeting of my life.”
After Eric popped the question, she revealed that it took her some time to focus on the bling staring back at her.
“I forgot to even look at the ring! I was so shocked in that moment that I had to sit down on his knee and catch my cool. I did not expect it at all,” she continued. “We were both like balling and crying, it was an amazing moment. I just didn’t expect that moment to happen so soon. We had talked about getting married, but I didn’t know that he’d already gone to my dad three weeks before that and to my mom. Everybody kept it a big secret in the Simpson family, which is not a normal thing.”
When it comes to her ring, which features a ruby surrounded by diamonds, Jess was excited to sport something unique.
“He knew that I didn’t want the traditional wedding ring. We’ve both been married before, so we kind of wanted to take this love and to do something completely different with it,” she told Billy and Kit. “It’s actually nice to have both been married, to be able to go through that together, we can understand each other on a different level… He knew that I wanted ruby in my ring… apparently he hid it in his shoe for three weeks, I had no idea!”
The singer, whose new holiday album, “Happy Christmas,” is available now, said life with her fiance couldn’t be better.
“Just the way he makes me feel, honestly,” she said when asked what she loves most about Eric. “How comfortable I feel being myself with him. I love how confident he is and he’s not fazed by this world and life that I’m living… I can’t imagine my life without him in it.”
As for when they plan on walking down the aisle, Jess said the date of the big day is still being worked out.
“We just really haven’t talked much about it. We’ve really just been happy being engaged, so I don’t even know what kind of wedding I’ll have. We both been married before, so you never know what can happen,” the 30-year-old, who was previously married to Nick Lachey, explained.
The blonde beauty told Billy and Kit that they plan on keeping their business lives mostly separate.
“He’s a life coach, which is good for me. He keeps me in check,” Jess continued. “Defiantly, our businesses will always be separate, but he’s a part of most of the decisions I make.”
As for any decision to expand their new family, the couple is waiting – but planning – to add more.
“They are no babies yet,” she revealed. “But, I definitely see myself having a family with him, so that’s exciting to think about.”
[From Access Hollywood]
I still don’t get the contradiction of the whole engagement and proposal thing being such a “surprise” yet Eric “knew” what kind of ring she wanted. This whole story of the proposal just reeks. Or maybe not… maybe she and Eric went and picked out her ring, and Jessica bought it, and then the next day Eric “surprised” her and proposed, and she had honestly forgotten about it. Isn’t that the plot of an Adam Sandler movie? And what’s with this whole repetition of “three weeks”? Is she just trying to front like Eric planned the proposal weeks before Nick Lachey proposed to Vanessa? Probably. Here’s a video clip from the interview: