Well, we pretty much knew it was going to happen this weekend, and so it did. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are now married. It’s the second marriage for both. Eric and Jess have been together for four years, and they already have two babies, Maxi and Ace, together. So far we don’t have any photos of Jessica on her wedding day, but I think People Mag already bought the rights to the wedding portraits and such, because People is already saying that the next issue will involve a lot of wedding coverage, plus Jessica released an exclusive statement to them:
It’s official! Jessica Simpson tied the knot with former NFL player Eric Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
“We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,” the newlyweds told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement on Saturday. “To say ‘I do’ in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives.”
Simpson, 33, wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown to exchange vows with Johnson, 34, in front of more than 250 guests, including Ashlee Simpson and her fiancé Evan Ross, Jessica Alba, Cash Warren, CaCee Cobb and Donald Faison.
The couple’s son, Ace, who just turned 1, served as a ring bearer and their daughter, Maxwell, 2, walked down the aisle as a flower girl accompanied by Ashlee’s 5-year-old son, Bronx. Simpson started dating Johnson four years ago, when they were introduced by mutual friends, and the pair instantly fell for one another.
“I couldn’t ask for a better man in my life right now,” Simpson told PEOPLE in 2010. “I’m in a great place and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”
Johnson took her up on that offer and proposed in November 2010 with a stunning ruby engagement ring by Neil Lane. But wedding plans were put on hold – twice. First Simpson gave birth to their daughter Maxwell, and then she welcomed their son Ace Knute last June.
“I definitely look forward to the day that I can look into his eyes and make that commitment that we both really long for,” Simpson told PEOPLE last year. “He’s just got to stop knocking me up!”
After getting her post-baby body back thanks to Weight Watchers and diligent workout sessions with trainer Harley Pasternak, Simpson is ready to start this new chapter in her life with Johnson.
Thank god she wore Carolina Herrera. I heard somewhere that she was going to wear Marchesa. You know who else recently wore Herrera for her wedding? Olivia Palermo. I’m guessing Jessica won’t wear a tulle mullet skirt and a cashmere sweater though. Anyway, congrats to Eric and Jessica – I hope they are the real deal. I think they might be. As in, I think they’re very happy together and there’s very little drama in general.
Also – Us Weekly had some additional details on the build-up to the wedding. Jess and Eric made it into a whole holiday weekend of celebration, with a pre-wedding BBQ, karaoke, and a round of golf for Eric. Here’s a weird detail about the wedding ceremony: an instrumental version of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” was played. Huh. It’s a beautiful song, for sure, but it’s weird for a wedding (IMO).
Photos courtesy of Jessica’s social media, WENN.