Jessica Simpson tried to get Eric a menswear line, but he can’t design (at all)

Here are some new photos of Jessica Simpson and her fiancé/baby-daddy in LA yesterday. Eric took her to lunch for Valentine’s Day. You know what’s kind of funny/crazy? Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and Duchess Kate are all due around the same time. This just shows you how different women with different body types “show” in completely different ways. Kim has gotten wider but she still doesn’t have much of a bump. Jessica has popped early, as she did with her first pregnancy. And Kate barely has a bump at all. As for Jessica’s weight gain… I really hope everyone isn’t going to start yelling at her. Stop yelling at pregnant women for the weight they gain. It’s just rude. With or without the slutty brownies, Jessica is always going to look super-preggo. That’s just her body type.

Now, as for Eric… what does he do all day? I still don’t know. A few years ago, there were stories about Jessica putting him into some kind of managerial position with her fashion empire, but I’m not sure if that ever panned out. I’m pretty sure Eric gets a paycheck from Jessica INC., I just don’t know what he does exactly. According to Star, Eric recently tried to be a “designer” but it went nowhere.

Jessica Simpson’s fiancé just went from failed NFL player to failed fashion designer. Jessica has scrapped plans to put baby-daddy Eric Johnson in charge of a new menswear line.

Jessica’s business partners reportedly hated Eric’s designs, which a fashion insider describes as a bland collection of jeans, khakis and t-shirts.

“Eric is no designer, that’s for sure,” the spy says. “The idea of a men’s line was nixed as soon as the presentation meeting finished.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Sure…but the thing is, if you brand yourself correctly and really focus on quality, you could totally make a fortune designing jeans, t-shirts and khakis. But I guess there are enough people doing that these days?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. brin says:

    Derp. Back to the drawing board.

  2. Meredith says:

    My question – why does anyone get engaged if a wedding is never going to happen? No date, no plans, no nothing. It’s like the new grown up version of “going steady” to show your friends that it’s serious. Why bother? Just live together and tell people you don’t care about getting married IMO.

  3. Rhea says:

    I don’t even think he feels the need to go to work since Jess provides everything for the family. I like Jess, but ugh…I just can’t with Eric.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      You know what…I’m not even gonna lie…if I had a significant other, that had more money than they knew what to do with…I would totally not work…I would relax and enjoy my life with my family and friends…I’m not gonna hate on this guy for not working…besides, Jessica is probably a full time job!

      • Rhea says:

        LOL. True. Jessica—bless her heart—probably a full time job in a relationship. :D

        As for Eric, not saying I hate him—but I just can’t find anything to like about him either beside that he’s not Chris Brown.

        I think there’s a difference between being lazy to find a job because your partner is making more money AND choosing to be a stay at home parent to take care of your family and supporting your partner while he/she is working hard to provide the family.

  4. Hautie says:

    Okay so who is the maker of her sunglasses? I want a pair!

    I could not care less if this boy ever finds his career. Women marry men every day without any intentions of ever working. So why not him? Seriously.

    But… what I can not take is his lack of effort on grooming.

    Get a haircut. Shave off that sketchy looking beard. Maybe leave a van-dyke or goatee… but shave off that shaggy stuff. Looking like a slacker after the age of 22 is not a positive look.

  5. Hoya_chick says:

    He always looks a sloppy mess! Stylish he is not! Ha. I do wonder what he does all day.

    Jessica’s hair looks so ratty. She really should lose the extensions and go a shade darker. I love that her entire outfit is stretchy. Lol. Her belly is so big! Meanwhile KK is still forcing her self into leather pants. Tragic.

  6. Rinny says:

    First, I think she looks beautiful. Second – she needs Ken Paves back in her life in a BIG BAD way! Her hair has not looked great since their ‘falling out’ or whatever it was. FRIED.

  7. Agnes says:

    i mean, it’s underwear… is that so difficult to design? also, would he actually be designing anything? prob just signing his name to something, like all (?) celebrities who dabble in design do.

  8. Simple Red says:

    Well he needs find something he good at other than popping his sperm in her…

    What does he do for a living anyways??

  9. lem says:

    she does look so much better this pregnancy. She’s basically all belly, which is adorable. I think she’s taking her diet (as in her food intake) differently with this pregnancy.

  10. shewolf says:

    Honestly I don’t know how she manages to make such massive preggo bumps. I looked like that around 7 or 8 months.

    Jessica is crazy hot though. I have no idea what she is doing with Eric, he looks like such a dirty bum.

    • Zigggy says:

      It happens- I’m due around the same time and a stranger yesterday was shocked at my due date and blurted “you sure there’s just ONE in there??” :(

      • That Girl says:

        Everyone’s different. When I was pregnant with my son one of my coworkers told me in July that he didn’t think I would make it to my November due date because I was showing so much. My friend however was 5 months pregnant when she got a new job and they didn’t even know. Basically shorter curvier women show earlier than our taller thinner counterparts. :)

  11. Daahling says:

    I dislike this Simpson person. But that blazer needs to find a home in my closet.

  12. scarlett says:

    He always look like a complete disheveled mess and is really unattractive. Seven years ago if you would have told me she would end up with this man, I would have called you crazy.

  13. Mary says:

    Maybe weight watchers can come up with a plan for Jessica to lose this 200lb d-bag?

  14. Jayna says:

    I was just wondering what he does as a job the other day.

    He has no fashion sense even for a jeans/tee-shirt line. He’s a sloppy mess.

  15. Dawn says:

    Who really cares if he can design or not? I don’t think too many of the celebrities that have lines can. Not Jessica, not Kayneee or any of the KrapTrashians and so on and so forth. Coco Channel was a designer. Valentino is a designer, Vera Wang is a designer, hell even Michael Koors is a designer but none of the above are deserving of that title and should not be thought of in that way. Besides what would Eric call his line…the kept man line? Other than that Jessica looks great and happy.

  16. Cam S says:

    Didn’t dude graduate from Yale? She is always bragging about that. Seems to me he should be more than qualified to find a host of jobs on his own. I could never carry a man like some of these women (unless he had a handicap/mental ailment). I would lose all respect for them and for myself. Do. Not. Want.

  17. MyLeNe - Montreal says:

    She Look Very Good !!

  18. Mandy says:

    Her bump is HUGE compared to Kim and Kate! But, this is her second pregnancy and you always show quicker the second time around. Jessica is certainly the cutest preggo of the three.

  19. Susie Q says:

    How many weeks did he have to save up his allowance in order to take her out for a Valentine Day lunch?

  20. anon says:

    Star continues to attack from all side.. the designing thing was denied as was ERIC working for the fashion line. I think he is a great guy for Jessica & not a meal ticket at all. Sorry might be nieve but I don’t buy it. I think she looks awesome and can appreciate the fact she was not totally trashed here. Short waisted, short legs & big boobs enhance the belly. I think Jess will still have a big baby regardless of weight gain probably another close to 10 lbs even wit having another C section & possibly 2 weeks early. I think KIm carries in her butt obviously & can only imagine where that is headed if she indeed is having twins like Kris wants you to believe.. & that ain’t happening but helps add the drama.

    Can’t wait to see what Jess does to her new home if she shares.. Looks very private & spectacular area for rasing children.. Well known area for privacy.

    • Jessica says:

      IF Eric is such a great guy then he would have married the mother of his children.

      Do you HONESTLY think he really loves her? because I don’t.

      I think he’s only in it for the money.

      He has no job. He knows he hit the jackpot.


      • Jayna says:

        You really think it’s him putting off the wedding? Hell, no. It’s Jessica. She said they had the wedding date planned until she got knocked up again. She wants to be thin is her excuse. I think she is a little unsure, as it becomes clear he is lazy.

      • anon says:

        Let me say this has it ever crossed your mind it would cost Jess too much to marry & things fall apart. She paid NICK too much. This is or could be another Halle Berry Gabriel.. IF they marry he is entitled to far more then if they live together & raise kids. If they separate she just pays for the kids & a lifestyle comfortable for him & the kids. he does not get half her wealth which at thos point is up 100 million or more. That is her personal wealth. Don’t knock the not married. It could be Jess & using some brains. No paper is a guarentee for a life time of happy. Lets be real here these days. Some are better off not married.

  21. Jessica says:

    Anyone else notice the grey on his beard? He’s 33 and already looks older.

    I have a really strong feeling this relationship is eventually going to go south.

    either they get married and get divorced or they break up at some point.

    Eric is set for life either way. He’ll ask her for child support (and LOTS of it).

    This guy just screams $$$$$$ signs.

  22. Holden says:

    When I read the headline, I thought, “I would check out that line.” What the hell is wrong with me?

  23. scarlett says:

    I don’t think he really loves her either. Just a gut feeling I have. He actually looks very depressed and disheveled most of the time which indicates to me that he is not all there in the relationship. As for her, I think she has set the bar so low for herself that she finds this unemployed loser a viable choice for marriage.

    • Jessica says:

      I’ve NEVER heard him say just how much he loves Jessica or how great a person she is etc. It’s ALWAYS Jessica saying how great a person/man he is etc.

      I think Jessica is the one who is really in love with Eric and not the other way around.

      I’ve hardly seen him smile in pictures.

      I think if Jessica ends up marrying him, she’s going to be in for a huge wakeup call.

      I really really wish she would have at least tried to work things out with Nick.


  24. tabasco says:

    “but he can’t design at all” – - well, sh*t, neither can she! more like they did some market research and figured out that slapping his name on some stuff, like they do with almost every other celebrity line, wouldn’t sell.

  25. Tazina says:

    When someone is a dishevelled slob and lives off of you, eventually you lose respect for them. How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect themself? Maybe he looks after the baby during the day. That you could say is a full-time job….

  26. Holly Hobby says:

    He reminds me of Britney’s former fiancé.

  27. Madriani's Girl says:

    I can’t look at her without remembering her admission that she doesn’t brush her teeth or like to shower very much. Her breath alone must be in Dragon Territory, never mind the hygiene on the rest of her.

  28. Patrice says:

    Hahaha :) I love the headline/subject matter of this story; as if Jessica has ever sat locked away in design offices drawing up sketches herself! (There isn’t enough eye roll and shade in the world to throw at that one :D ) Poor Eric, Jessica doesn’t even think he’s capable of having a clothing line to just slap his name on while other people do all the work…Lol.

  29. Stuart Horsely says:

    What the heck is up with her upper lip in the first pic? Yuck.

  30. Dredz says:

    The worst celebrity fashion line has got to be the Kardashian’s. They were so poorly made and the fabric was so cheap. I saw a bunch of those on sale up to 70% off at Dorothy Perkins and most of the stitching came loose, it was just so awful, yet they were priced so much.

  31. Dredz says:

    The worst celebrity fashion line has got to be the Kardashian’s. They were so poorly made and the fabric was so cheap. I saw a bunch of those on sale at 70% off at Dorothy Perkins and most of the stitching came loose, it was just so awful, yet they were originally priced so much.

  32. Jennifer12 says:

    Every single person, male or female, should not freeload. They should be able to support themselves as well as whatever child they choose to bring into this world. There is no excuse for lazing around in life. And, to be clear, I don’t consider stay at home parents lazy (and I am a working parent). That’s a full time job. But you can’t convince me that any of these people are staying home all day, caring for the kids. Eric trails around after Jessica, K-Fed is knocking up half of California, Kimberly Stewart lives off her dad….. ‘Nuff said.