Jessica Simpson says she cried for five minutes after proposal (update)


You know how I’m a total bitch, right? Well, I’ve stooped to a new level of C-U-Next-Tuesday-ness, because as I was reading Us Weekly’s coverage of Jessica Simpson’s appearance on the Early Show, I laughed out loud, and I haven’t been able to stop giggling yet. Remember how Jessica was demanding that the wait staff at her engagement party tell her how cute her budget engagement ring is? Yeah… Jessica said that when Eric proposed and she saw the ring, she burst into tears. TEARS OF JOY. Here’s the line that is making me laugh so much: “I first said ‘Yes!’. I didn’t even try the ring on until 5 minutes in. I just sat there and cried with him.” OMG! Can’t you just see it?!? Jessica takes one look at the ring and she starts crying and Eric starts crying and Jessica is like “Oh, I guess I should try it on, maybe.” She should have pretended that it didn’t fit, and then gently suggest that they go out and get another ring.

Tears of joy! Jessica Simpson says she was a shocked, blubbery mess after Eric Johnson, her beau of less than six months, proposed Nov. 11. Opening up about her engagement during a Monday appearance on CBS’ The Early Show, Simpson, 30, says Johnson’s proposal was “a total surprise.”

“I had to sit on his knee I was shocked,” the singer says. “To really get what was happening.”

What was her reaction when Johnson gave her a ruby, diamond and gold Neil Lane sparkler?

“I first said ‘Yes!'” Simpson told Harry Smith, giggling. “I didn’t even try the ring on until 5 minutes in,” she explained. “I just sat there and cried with him.”

She says she loves that Johnson went the unconventional route with her new sparkler — choosing the ruby, her birthstone, to make the ring stand out.

“I’ve already done the traditional thing,” she sniffed of her ring from first husband Nick Lachey, who’s also newly engaged to love Vanessa Minnillo. “I wanted to do something that was different.”

She says that beau Johnson “had a plan a long time ago” to propose. “He had a [sit-down] with my mom and dad about it…He was a gentleman about it.”

Now promoting a new Christmas album, she cooed that Johnson is “the best man in my life…He is just really thoughtful. Keeps me very centered. [He always] makes me feel like my feet are on the ground.’

Added the bride-to-be: “He’s the most special part of my life and my day.”

Along with her parents, the engaged couple are spending their first Thanksgiving in New York City.

[From Us Weekly]

And now I’m laughing at the idea of poor Eric sitting down with Papa Joe “a long time ago” to talk about marrying poor dumb Jessica. That is the conversation I would like to have a video of. Honestly, I imagine that the “business” side of this would make our heads spin. I bet Papa Joe offered an old-fashioned dowry for his daughter. Ugh. Why should we not call Jessica pathetic when that’s the way she demands to be treated?

UPDATE: In case you wanted to watch the video of Jessica’s Early Show appearance:

Here’s a closeup of the ring:




Photos courtesy of WENN & Fame.

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  1. anti says:

    the ring looks too loose in every photo i’ve seen. it’s always crooked or turning to the side. it’s not sized right at all.

  2. Malin says:

    She’s so pregnant.

  3. bellaluna says:

    Yeah, still looks like something you buy on sale from a TV shopping channel.

    I find this comment VERY telling “I wanted to do something different,” says Jess. Indeed. And this one too: he “had a plan a long time ago.” Just how long, exactly, since you’ve been together for 6 months?

    Jessica, just shut up, get out of the media light, and get married. Yeah, right!!

  4. Rita says:

    Eric has really gotten himself into a fix. He wanted to show Jessica the antique ring he bought his mother for her 72nd birthday. Without saying a word he simply set the box on the table which initiated Jessica’s blabbering yes, yes, yes fest before she speed-dialed Nick to give him a cellphone raspberry.

  5. Sarah says:

    How is it a budget ring? Ruby and diamond and costs over 100k is budget? You’re a snob.

  6. devilgirl says:

    That sweater looks like something an old lady would wear.

    So tired of her and her pathetic self.

    Hey, a lot of jewelry that costs a bundle can still look budget, and her ring looks cheap. I don’t care if it is a Neil Lane. I don’t care if it is a ruby and diamond. I don’t care if it is 100k sitting on her finger. It looks cheap, and like something you bought on a budget. Plus it is budget, when it’s HER budget that bought it.

  7. malachais says:

    UGH, this woman.

  8. Kaboom says:

    The whole engagement ring charade is an increasingly ridiculous scheme to enrich DeBeers and jewelers – and the female version of penis size comparisons.

  9. AMS511 says:

    i pray to god that some guy shows up with an emerald ring for me one day (i’m a may baby)….i don’t want something everyone else has either.

    ha i also don’t have a boyfriend lol

  10. brin says:

    Where to begin? Love the C-U-Next-_Tuesday-ness, Kaiser!
    This is truly a hot mess. You know she is going to vomit all the details of the wedding just like she did with the engagement.

  11. sassenach says:

    That is not a quality ruby. The only ruby that small that would cost 100k would be the elusive Burmese ruby with no inclusions. A beautiful quality Ruby would not be that dark. They were ripped off.

  12. Rae says:

    Crying for happy because she managed to steal Nick’s engagement thunder.
    I even doubt the truthfulness of her engagement. Possibly a publicity/revenge stunt to put the spotlight back on her.

  13. Happymom says:

    I don’t get the hate with this girl-what is it with some of you?! She’s never done anything mean (ala Alba) or dangerous (ala Lohan). She’s just sort of pathetic. I hope this guys makes her happy, she seems like she wants kids-so great if she’s pregnant-and just to be practical-hope he signs a prenup.

  14. Maritza says:

    @Malin – I was thinking the same thing!

  15. Ellen Smith says:

    I agree with Malin – she looks pregnant.

  16. A~ says:

    I think her ring is pretty. Those are huge stones. I don’t know how you can call them budget.

  17. Jb says:

    He is so unattractive. Something about him is way off. Like he’s very fem? Ugh.

  18. Jacq says:

    At least she only has to wear that fugly thing until it is replaced with a wedding band. Number One reason to rush to the chapel!

  19. Jacq says:

    @Malin – Totally plausible.

    Coordinating polish? Ugh. Jess.

  20. Kelli says:

    OH – I TOOK ONE LOOK AT THE PIC OF HER (taken the same time as above) ON PEOPLE AND CALLED IT ON FB!!!! SHE IS TOTALLY KNOCKED UP! AND NOT EVEN HIDING IT WELL! I see a Xmas wedding followed by the announcement – just like Lil Sis Ashley!

  21. mln says:

    Uhm she could be pregnant or she could be eating(and drinking) herself into oblivion she has gone through a rollercoaster since Nic’s engagement, and she hasn’t been acting like a rational happy human.

  22. Iggles says:

    Wow, she painted her nails to match the ring. Trying to make it look better?

    Oh vey..

  23. Stronzilla says:

    Well, its only fair, she cried for 5 minutes, he’ll be crying for the rest of his life. But, I have to know; how it was she was able to sit on his knee to really get what was happening considering in the earlier version he was down on bended knee at the time? And all while making her feel like her feet are on the ground!

  24. guesty says:

    maybe it’s really a garnet. jk!!!! that ring is just awkward on every level.

    @stronzilla…u r so funny today. lol.

  25. dholmas says:

    I really like the ring and it does not look budget. Have any of you haters looked at the price of rubies and diamonds lately? I have a very nice sapphire wrapped in gold bands. Diamonds I find boring.

  26. Green Is Good says:

    Is she really this pathetic and desperate? A 5 minute sobfest would be a deal breaker.

    Stronzilla: “Well, its only fair, she cried for 5 minutes, he’ll be crying for the rest of his life.”


  27. bellaluna says:

    Again, people, IT’S NOT THE STONES or the size of the stones or the yellow gold…IT’S THE STYLE (lack thereof) THAT MAKES THE RING LOOK CHEAP. Not to mention the chick that’s wearing it. So I guess it’s appropriate for her.

    No, I don’t hate her. I hate her desperation.

  28. MarenGermany says:

    how come, she says that she wanted something less traditional, when she is not even supposed to see the ring until the proposal???
    so…does that mean she admits to buying her OWN engagement ring?

  29. l says:

    @ bellaluna Exactly!!!!

    They think that we are all as dumb as she is!

  30. Lukie says:

    I don’t know if it’s because I am looking at it on my phone, but what kind of odd photo-shopping is going on with her arm in that top pic?

    I don’t like her ring. If you get engaged on Valentine’s Day, ok, but other than that? I wouldn’t want that. To each his/her own, I guess.

    She looks soooooo knocked up! She’s looking big in the gut, her boobs look HUGE (!), and even though she looks like she would pay to crawl back into bed, her skin is totally glowing!

    And her fiancé is giving me total tool vibes. I swear, that woman let’s her p*nis do the picking!

    Ah well, good luck and PLEASE have an iron clad prenup in place…

  31. LindaR says:

    She is so needy and pathetic. Still looking for Daddy in all the wrong places. If you need someone to “ground” you, you’re in trouble the day it stops working.

  32. original kate says:

    this reminds me of when charlotte on SATC told carrie she was engaged, and then went on to say she proposed to herself: “we were at dinner, and i suggested he have the salad, and then i suggested we get married, and he said ‘alrighty!'”

    as for the ring, i do love rubies, but i hate gold so it’s a no for me, too.

  33. Mrs.Rut says:

    In the first pic her arm looks awkward…like it’s someone else’s arm thrown over her. Idk, weird. Just look at the pic…

  34. Embee says:

    sassenach – I always envisioned pigeon’s blood rubies as dark, like this. It was what I assumed she received when I saw the pic and heard the price. Am I wrong about the color? What color would they be? I’ve never seen one just read about them…

  35. OtherChris says:

    She’s pregant. What’s the first thing you do when you’re knocked up? Stop coloring your hair. Either that or she’s WAY to comfortable with her fiance already and has decided to let herself go to hell.

  36. Maritza says:

    I don’t know what people are seeing because I think he is pretty cute and they make a really nice couple. Big deal, so much fuss for the color or style of her ring, she paid for it, then that means she picked it out! It’s out of the ordinary and she likes it period!

  37. Jayna says:

    She threw up this morning and couldn’t sing. It’s the flu? Alright. Sure. Busted, Jessica.

  38. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Poor Jessica, she just cant seem to win- ever. Im not a huge fan of hers but I so dont get the hate.

    Just sayin’

  39. Roma says:

    I can’t believe that I’m about to defend Jessica Simpson, but:

    I was divorced very young and can’t see myself remarrying unless I have children. If I do get married again, I don’t want the diamond because I already went through that and won’t the second hubby feel pressure to outsize the first? I’d love my birthstone (aquamarine) set in a halo of small diamonds.

    The issue with Jessica’s is absolutely the setting. Rubies and diamonds are nice, but not like that.

  40. Jayna says:

    I don’t like the setting, because the ruby should be raised up or something. I don’t like the flatness of the ring. The diamonds flanking it look like wings on each side, which I hate. They, literally, look like wings.

  41. merry says:

    I always found big stones on engagement rings to be too flashy and distasteful; this one is no exception.
    Still, sort of like her…

  42. Jessica says:

    God forbid she bring Children into this world, I feel VERY sorry for her kids (If she has any) which I hope to God she does not.

    Jessica would just get a nanny to take care of them except for when she wants a Photo OP.

    Jessica is WAY too immature to be a mother.

  43. mln says:

    She basically admits that she picked out the ring when she says “I wanted something different this time” but quickly covers up her lie.

  44. guesty says:

    she must confuse even herself with all of those contradictions! mg.

  45. PrettyTarheel says:

    *shrug* Here’s the thing… all of you who are sitting here saying it’s ok that he went non-traditional, it doesn’t matter if it looks out-of-style, it doesn’t have to be a diamond-that’s ok…but only for you. However, it seems like it might not be OK for HER, even though she picked it. It matters that he didn’t know her well enough to say, “Honey, I know this is gorgeous, but maybe something a little more traditional will be something we can look at for our entire life, and will stand the test of time. I know you want to find the perfect ring, and I’m just not sure this is it.” He didn’t understand how to lead this poor dumb child to a better decision. It matters if your man knows you well enough to pick the ring that is not only what you think want now, when you’re in a hurry to get engaged and prove that you’ve found love too dammit, but what you will love in 30 years. My husband understands me well enough to know that I would care if he cheap-skated on the diamond. He’s never bought me another piece of jewelry (with the exception of a few pandora charms) and will probably never upgrade, but mine is a substantial diamond, great color, cut, and clarity, flanked by a bunch of other diamonds in a split shank setting, with a matching diamond band. I’m shallow enough to admit that every time someone compliments it, I love it. And I’ve had it for years now.

  46. devilgirl says:

    EXACTLY, Bellaluna. No one is saying the dolt has to have a diamond, what most of us are saying, is that the ring LOOKS cheap! No one said it WAS cheap. The ring is fug and it looks cheap. It wasn’t cheap because we all know, from her daddy’s PR b.s that the ring is quite expensive. I have seen Diamonique rings on QVC that look better than this one.

    It is all personal taste. I hate the ring.

  47. Jayna says:

    I don’t think she bought herself the ring. And I don’t think she tripped up the way you think on “wanted something different this time.” I think her saying that was a way of defending the style ring, because she’s read some comments about it and maybe deep down she’s not crazy about it, either.

    I like Jessica. She may not be brilliant, but she’s a very sweet girl who doesn’t talk trash about everybody, which is rare these days.

  48. Bailey says:

    matching your manicure with your ring is so low budget. the ring is ugly.

  49. Hautie says:

    I suspect Jessica has been talking wedding with this boy since day one.

    And she most likely mention she did not want to have another 10 carat diamond. (That ring from Nick was huge)

    So I tend to believe Jessica had been coaching him for months what she wanted.

    And I see from so many comments that many of you have never really seen alot of vintage rings.

    The flatness of her ring was simply a common style during 1890-1950.

    Having a high pitch setting center stone was not that common. Nor having it over 3KT. Unless your last name was Vanderbilt.

    So much of the gold from that time period was 18KT or higher.

    The higher the gold KT the brighter the color. When you are used to only seeing the very common 10KT gold then seeing a ring made out of 18KT and higher looks too yellow. Thank goodness he didn’t buy Rose color gold… I would have hated to see the nasty comments about that!

    I find the ring to be lovely. It is appropriate and I hope she wears it proudly. 🙂

    And had she suddenly had another big 10KT diamond ring… the same people here laughing at her “cheap” ring would be screaming about how she had to buy the diamond for herself.

    So Jessica is never going to win. But I wish her well.

    (BTW: she has had that bump all summer. This is why she has been called fat for the last year)

  50. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I’m saying preggers, too.

    the weight gain, those pics the other day of her sort of rounded belly that looked like more than just a “food baby”…plus, she’s a curvy enough girl that a “food baby” probably wouldn’t show like that, like it does on someone taller or more slim.

    regarding the ring…I agree, it looks budget. like the kind you can get at one of those jewelry kiosks in the mall. I also thought that quality rubies are more of a bright, pinkish red, and not so dark, like a garnet. (perhaps this is one of those “lab-created” stones?) whoever said they got ripped off is right.

    said it before, I’ll say it again. I’ll be surprised if they ever make it down the aisle. and if they do, I don’t give this marriage much duration. nothing against Simpson, but I just don’t see this lasting.

  51. kelBear says:

    Her face looks like a pregnant face, just sayin.

  52. Henriette says:

    She had to sit on his knee in order to “get what was really happening”?!?? Exactly how much of a moron is she? This relationship is DOOMED.

  53. Rachel says:

    @AMS511, I’d caution against an emerald engagement ring. Emerald is one of the softest gemstones and they crack very easily. Not really a good stone for a ring you’d wear all the time.

  54. bellaluna says:

    She had to sit on his knee…well, he’ll never play football again! (Bitchy, I know, but I’m so over this shit with her.)

    My Mom’s engagement ring (from my step-dad) is an antique, and it is not in a flat setting. My Mom’s engagement ring (from my dad) was a white sapphire. I don’t care if it’s a diamond; I don’t care if it’s in a “flat” setting; I don’t care if it’s Neil-frickin’-Lane, it STILL looks like something someone could buy on clearance from a TV shopping channel.

    @ AMS511 & Rachel – I concur. As a Taurus, I have several emerald pieces from my hubby. I do not wear them all the time, as emeralds are very fragile and just not practical for every-day use. If you’re not going to wear your engagement ring all the time, fine; if you are, I’d advise you get a different stone.

  55. Stubbylove says:

    He has an amazing butt-chin – HOLY Sh*t that thing is unbelieveable!

  56. Bina says:

    A little info on rubies, y’all… it happens to be my birthstone too and in my experience, the more intense in color the stone, the higher the quality.

  57. CallieTrichid says:

    I think she’s pregnant. Maybe she is gaining a little weight, but she’s also moody as shit (hyper sensitive about a ring, really?), stopped dying her hair, down with the “flu,” and has weight showing in all the right places. Maybe I’m wrong, and if I am–mea culpa.

    If she is and she has a girl, totally betting she’s tacky enough to name it “Ruby.” Although, I think the fiancee will be calling it “Cha-ching.”

  58. bellaluna says:

    Frankly, if I went with a coloured stone in an engagement ring, I’d want a Padparadscha Sapphire. They are beautiful, fiery, and I love them. My Mom’s birthstone is sapphire, and I got her a set of Padparadscha earrings one year. They’re lovely! (No, not ruby-red; they’re a fiery orange-red, and awesome.)

  59. normades says:

    This guy is the new K-FED. Jackpot.

  60. citysuede says:

    I vote preggers too….

  61. Carrie says:

    She’s pregnant- shotgun wedding at christmas followed by a People magazine cover in January with some lame ass “New Year, New Love, New Baby!” title.

  62. AMS511 says:

    @carrie–someone is totally stealing that headline. you should have sold it!

    and i got bored enough to watch some of the interview…she seems happy-but i felt like she really had to think about why she likes dude.

  63. AMS511 says:

    ooo ladies, i didn’t know that about the emeralds. thanks 🙂

    and i just got out of a 5 year relationship (not bad just over) soooo i think the engagement ring is a non issue for now.

  64. Camille says:

    @bellaluna: Agreed! Yeah, exactly how long ago had he been planning the engagement? I mean was he some kind of stalker.

    God that ring is hideous and just looks so cheap. JMO of course 😀 .

    Oh and I also called her being preggers the other day. It would NOT surprise me if she was. If she is pregnant, boy is that baby going to have a MASSIVE ‘bum chin’ 😆 .

  65. CB Rawks says:

    “How is it budget?”
    It’s *budget* because it’s a fat rubirosa and two clunky diamoniques.

    Everything she says contradicts the last thing she said. “HE chose it” – “I wanted to do something different than boring old REAL diamonds”.
    “He planned this a LONG TIME ago” – “we’ve been together six months”

  66. lorana says:

    whose engagement did she cry after? nick and Vanessa’s???
    That fingure nail polish id hidious and cheap looking.
    I give them 1 1/2 yr together before this guys takes off running.

  67. Eleonor says:

    I agree with everyone who’s saying that the ring LOOKS cheap, and not for the ruby; Prince William used his mother’s ring with that HUGE a sapphire, and it doesn’t even remotely looks cheap.
    As I’ve said in another post this girl is pathetic. I remember this summer there were rumors on her future husband who wasn’t working at that moment -I don’t know now- and basically she was paying all his bills. She’s so desperate for attention, for having a man she accepts everything.

  68. Justez says:

    I would cry if someone gave me that ring too