Enquirer: Jessica Simpson’s fiance told her to lose weight or the wedding is off

Here’s a story I’m hoping is made up. The National Enquirer is reporting that Jessica Simpson’s fiance is telling her that she needs to lose weight or he’s breaking up with her. That’s really harsh, and considering how impressionable and willing to please she is, if this happened I bet it was more of a suggestion than an ultimatum. Here’s the Enquirer’s report, which seems based on known details about Jessica’s diet and weight.

“Diet or we’re done!” Jessica Simpson’s expanding waistline prompted an ugly ultimatum like that from her fiance Eric Johnson – and pals say the blonde beauty is heartsick over vicious weight-related fights that are jeopardizing their wedding plans.

The 5-foot-3 singer is rapidly approaching the 150-pound mark because of her love for Mexican food, margaritas and “anything fried,” an insider told The Enquirer.

“And now it looks like her weight gain is ripping them apart!”

Eric, a former San Francisco 49ers football player, proposed in early November after a six-month courtship. “He is in tip-top shape and feels like Jessica is letting herself go,” divulged the insider.

“They’ve recently had some brutal fights, and finally Eric basically told Jess if she didn’t lose weight soon, he was calling the whole thing off. Eric is a vegan. He exercises daily and counts every calorie.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, February 21, 2011]

I don’t see this happening like this, if at all. Eric knows which side his bread is buttered and Jessica may be eager to keep him, but he’s not going to treat her like she’s expendable. Plus she hasn’t gained that much weight since she started dating Eric, and he’s filled out a little too. In my experience guys don’t really notice if you gain 10 pounds. They’re usually just happy to get laid and aren’t a fraction as hung up on our weight as we are. If anything, Jessica is probably trying to diet and lose weight before the wedding and it’s her own idea, as is typical for brides to be.

I wonder, though, if Jessica is going to postpone her wedding or just take it a little slower now that her little sister Ashlee just filed for divorce. It seems like she might take her time with the planning process if she hasn’t set a date yet.

Photos of Jessica and Eric are from 2/4/11 after they went to lunch. I hope she has JBF hair because that’s the only excuse she could give that would explain it. Credit: Fame




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  1. irishserra says:

    She wouldn’t look half as bad if she’d stand up straight and quit walking around all slack-jawed and making such stupid faces all the time.

    Her fiance looks like a slob. I certainly hope he’s not telling her how she needs to look to please him.

  2. Amandahugandkiss says:

    Don’t you mean ‘Eric knows on which side his bread is covered with whey-free vegan spread’?


  3. photo jojo says:

    @Amanda – LOL
    I hope she’s got a better handle on her self-worth than this. I’d like to see her a little healthier, I think her eating habits fluctuate with her mood (like many women). She should do it for herself, not for anyone else.

  4. Marjalane says:

    Oh celebitchy! You just don’t associate with shallow enough guys! I believe every word of this story; From all we’ve seen of this relationship, Kfed2 has all the power, and if he’s a fitness/vegan freak, on top of being a douche, he’s not going to want to be embarrassed by a fat wife. Jess’s is getting to the age where she’s got to get it off and keep it off- best thing she could do is get right in this guys face with a big doughnut in hers, and say good-by!

  5. Marie says:

    The wedding would be off if he said that to me, and he would be walking out the door with my foot in his ass.

  6. LittleFATMe says:

    Girl, I was going to say the same thing – she is not much bigger than when they hooked up! (Also, a dude SO doesn’t see 10 or even 20, you have to REALLY put it on for most guys to back up and say, “Hmmm, something has changed!”)

  7. PrettyTarheel says:

    @irishserra: ITA! Her posture and her facial expressions (and her lack of styling) kill her looks. She’s a beautiful, rich woman and she slumps around with her jaw jacked open like a mouth-breather.
    Stand up straight, shut your mouth, and find a fashion that works, and the magazines will proclaim: Jessica Simpson: Love over food!
    I adore JS, and want nothing but good things for her, but she makes it hard not to want to shake her. I think Lainey’s right, I think she needs good girl friends.

  8. TeeTee says:

    can’t pic him talking back or being feisty–unless she is boozed up and asleep while he is doing so.

    He may look dumb but he’s not crazy.

  9. Audrey says:

    Ditto what Marie said.

  10. renai(jrt) says:

    She looks normal and yeah a little big build to her but at least she is good in bed, from what we hear… no man would turn her down, and that is something that her fiance should accept.

  11. brin says:

    I can’t imagine this being true but it’s pretty funny (especially the bread is buttered line…don’t get Jess started!).

  12. renai(jrt) says:

    he is no fit master

  13. OXA says:

    So if its true, she and her sister can share a gallon of haagen Daas.

  14. Quest says:

    I don’t see Eric tell Jessica:

    You fat pig…lose that extra pounds or it is over.

    Are you crazy, she is his cash cow right about now. I wouldn’t take this story seriously

  15. Aria says:

    I hope this story is bull s*hit. Jess loves eating and weight will be always an issue especially as she gets older. I think she could loose 10 pounds in order to look less bloated and do more exercise, just to burn the alcohol calories and have a more healthy life style. I remember when she was on the skinny side and she didn’t look good

  16. hstl1 says:

    I actually hope it is true so that she sees what a parasite he is. She can do better.

  17. Gwenevere says:

    If she is 5’3, there is NO way she weighs 150 lbs. Where do they come up with these numbers?

    I really hope this story isn’t true. I agree that Jessica needs some good-hearted, loyal girlfriends! If her boyfriend is a jerk, she needs to get the hell out of there before she marries him and ends up giving him truckloads of money.

    And in general, if a guy wants you to lose weight before he marries you, that’s not a good sign. Most of us gain weight as we age, and if the person who is supposed to love you most in the world can’t see past that extra 10 lbs, maybe he’s not the one.

  18. EdithP says:

    She needs to lose about 200 lbs of dead weight — Eric Johnson.

  19. guesty says:

    She looks heavier than 150 lbs imo…but co-sign on what cb said about guys & weight gain. my hub actually told me he liked the extra weight & god knows i should lose the Jenny 20. lol.

  20. JPX says:

    The fact is, Simpson is huge and she is rapidly losing her looks. It’s inexcusable. Can you imagine?? She has no job, she should be able to spend plenty of time
    working out with the best trainers in the world and eating the most
    nutritious food from a personal chef.

  21. melinda says:

    @EdithP- I totally agree!

  22. bluhare says:

    I’d believe this story if you substituted quit drinking for losing weight. I’d be embarrassed as hell holding her up as we’re leaving restaurants with photos of it for the world to see.

  23. Jael says:

    I don’t care too much about this Simpson, but i sort of feel for her if her fiance told her to lose weight, even if it was in a joking way. I went through a similar thing with an ex fiance. May i point out that i am not morbidly obese as neither is Jessica Simpson, just a few extra lbs. I ended up calling it off because, he showed the type of scum he really was (he had a beer belly and walked with a bit of a limp, how dare he tell me i was fat? anyway). I know from experience there are some men out there who expect their fiances to be model-like-thin and be envied by other men but honeslty, if their love is that shallow (and they’re not Jason Statham or remotely look or are like him), then what can you expect out of marriage with soeone like that? it’s all appearances and when a thin butt shows up in front of them they will cheat. JESSICA: a man who loves you will accept your few extra punds and quirks as much as you embrace his own imperfections. He wants YOUR fame, money and looks to boast about while HE should focus on boasting about HIS own achievements, whether physically, mentally or careerwise, which he obviously lacks. So why is he so demanding with you when it’s you who bring the bacon home???? kick his superficial butt to the curb. Men like that are self esteem terrorists, they attack you in subtle ways and that’s how they make you feel like you don’t deserve them when in reality it’s the opposite. Come on Jess, you can do so much better than him. If i did it (and i’m no star) then you certainly can! it’s about time you reclaimed your self esteem back.

  24. brenda says:

    Tip-Top shape? Ummm…am I missing something? He looks pretty flabby to me. And he has the weirdest looking legs. Like, his thighs rub together.

  25. kwink says:

    I have to say, I am 5’3″ and at my fittest and smallest size (a size 5) I was at 150 lbs. I was all muscle and everyone told me how great I looked and I felt fantastic. That is just my body type. Weight isn’t an issue, it is how healthy you look and feel. I think she doesn’t look too “fat” but maybe not like she feels great. I tend to think if anything was said, it was to this effect. Surely no man is this stupid, at least if he ever wants to get laid ever again.

  26. Jayna says:

    haha. This is funny. Jessica is worth about 90 million dollars and he doesn’t have a job and he will call off the wedding that she is paying for? Not. LMAO.

  27. Jayna says:

    Ff she can’t keep her weight down now, while still in her twenties and all the time in the world to exercise, wait until after she has a baby.

  28. Nicole says:

    She’s going to get fatter every year, Eric. Best get used to it.

  29. Feebee says:

    Even if it was a “suggestion” rather than ultimatum – HUGE RED FLAG. My answer to that would be ‘there’s the door’.

  30. Cheyenne says:

    EdithP: She needs to lose about 200 lbs of dead weight — Eric Johnson.

    You ain’t woofin’.

  31. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    DITTO DITTO what Marie said..

    And Marie… That was funny as hell!!!

  32. lucy2 says:

    I agree, Marie!
    Though I doubt this. I think the tabs like “Jess is fat” stories (unfortunately) and I also agree that he’s not going to jeopardize marrying her money. I mean, marrying her.

    We all know the inevitable diet plan endorsement/wedding body magazine covers are coming. I’m just surprised she hasn’t started already.

  33. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @FeeBee, ITA.

    And there’s no way she is 150. I’m 5′ 7″ and currently 150 lbs at 8 months pregnant and her legs look thinner than mine!

  34. HEB says:

    I think Jessica looks fine but I am surprised that she hasn’t tried to lose the weight–she was so obsessed and vain in her younger years–but hey maybe thats a good thing that she’s been able to get over it.

  35. Ally says:

    It’s too bad that weight is all about a magic number…when that same ‘number’ looks completely different on someone else’s body frame.

  36. Lady LaLa says:

    I just figured out what jbf hair means, lol

  37. lw says:

    she’s just a prettier version of Robin Kassner from Millionaire Matchmaker. and whytf would anyone date a dude who is a vegan? MEN are supposed to eat meat (chicken, fish, turkey, whatever). i’ve had just about enough of the hipster, hyper-demasculation of men. eat a burger, KFed2, and STFU.

  38. Days after Christmas says:

    @Edith P – ITA

    I don’t care for Jessica but I do wish everyone happiness, and acceptance with their weight and body. It’s a shame such an attractive and wealthy woman doesn’t know how to dress herself. I think that’s her biggest image problem.

  39. Nikki says:

    I don’t believe this for a second, but I think it would be hilarious if it was true because I have no respect for Jessica Simpson or her fiance whatsoever. She’s an insecure, desperate moron who tried to steal her ex-husband’s thunder when he got engaged, and Eric is a freeloading loser who views her as the golden ticket. There’s absolutely no way this marriage will last, period.

  40. Nikki says:

    @Gwenevere – I would say that number is extremely accurate, in fact she looks bigger than 150 pounds. The reason I say this is because I’m shorter than Jessica, I’m 5’2, and not that long ago I got up to 147 pounds and still looked smaller than she does now, so there’s no way she’s only 150 at 5’3 when I was almost 150 at 5’2. Her legs are very thin, but she carries all her weight in her middle, just like I do, that’s why it can be deceiving. She and I have very similar body types- weight gain in the middle, thin legs, bigger boobs. It’s not fun, trust me.

  41. Lana says:

    JS just needs to face reality she is a talentless, heifer, and she should consider herself lucky that any man would even want to marry her at this point…lol

  42. Christine says:

    CDAN just revealed she’s paying him $10,000 a month for “expenses.” He was going to go to business college, right? There’s NO way he told her this, because he can’t possibly be THAT stupid. He’s making $120k a year for dating her. Tax free. He’s not rocking that boat.

  43. Renee says:

    I haven’t read through all of the comments, but I’d venture to say that she’s the one who doesn’t want to wed until she sheds some pounds. It happens to everyone.
    This is why I’m still single, I haven’t found a man I love more than food. :D

  44. Renee says:

    Oh goodness, clearly I didn’t even read the entire article as you said the same thing I did up there.

  45. CB Rawks says:

    If he actually said that and meant it, it is proof that he doesn’t love her, and she is lucky to find out this early so she can dump his ass.
    But I agree she’s probably just dieting before the wedding like most brides do.

  46. Kasper says:

    holy cow!

  47. alexandra says:

    If he is saying that. Most probably is just to see how much power he has over her.

  48. Dingles says:

    She frustrates me to no end. She’s naturally very beautiful and could pull off carrying some extra pounds if only she’d dress herself better. I remember not too long ago she showed up to some signing event in a little black dress and a nice tan and looked fantastic.

  49. t says:

    Christine-I read CDAN’s blind reveal about how much Eric Johnson is earning as Jessica’s paid escort too. http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2011/02/blind-items-revealed.html

    When this guy’s contract is up, I bet the Simpson’s story will be “Jessica dumped him because he was insensitive to her weight…isn’t she strong”

    For now, she’s hoping the money she’s paying him to paint him as a jerk in the tabloids will get her some public sympathy.

    I wonder if he has to do anything else for that $10,000 a month.

  50. Megatrona says:

    I am 5″3 and I once I gained a lot of weight and I was 150,I also have a very similar body type, I agree with Nikki, she does carry it on the middle, when I was that weight my legs were still skinny, Always when I gain weight I get super huge boobs, belly and back fat, not a pretty picure

  51. crtb says:

    If he said that I hope she replied, “I’ll lose the weight, When you get a job!” a$$hole

    Also you can never compare yourself to someone else just because you are the same height and weight. No two bodies ever look the same. I was 110 my entire adult life @ 5’7″ and I never looked like any of the models in the magazines. After having a baby @35 I went up to 115 and 120. Still din’t look like a model. After menopause went to 130. At 135 I looked fat. Now at 145 I look like a cow. However I still have skinny arms and leggs. I look like a potato with tooth picks stuck in it.

  52. crtb says:

    Oh I forgot to mention, there were no size zero or size one or two in those days. You had to wear children’s clothes size 14. Or pre-teens. There were stockings that didn’t fit my skinny leggs. No pannyhose! Pants were made for short woman only. Nothing for woman who had an inseam of over 30. My inseam is 34. So I could NEVER find a pair of pants that fit. Welcome to my hell.

  53. Somewhere in NYC says:

    I think Jessica Simpson is very beautiful. Her weight does fluctuate, yes, but it’s never had any negative impact on her beauty.

    Eric is certainly not as handsome as Nick Lachey. Eric is broke, out of shape, and not very attractive. He upgraded, and Jessica downgraded.

    Unfortunately for Jessica, despite her overwhelming positive traits, good-heart, beautiful, rich, and good in bed, she still has low self-esteem and some serious Co-dependent issues.

    When your self-esteem is that low, it becomes real easy for a man to exploit, control and berate you. This story sounds a bit exaggerated, but I’m sure, not that far from the actual truth.

  54. macey says:

    I remember those days too. what is now a 0 is actually a 6-8 from the ‘old sizing days’.

    I doubt this is true, does anyone really think he’d bite the hand that feeds him?

  55. Newbie says:

    I hope it ain’t true. But if it is, I doubt he was that rude about it. A lot of men notice our weight more than we think they do. And I know a lot of you are going to kill me for saying this, but I’m going to try and explain anyway: sometimes health and fitness is really important to some people. In my family, it’s paramount. I love it when my husband is trim and trying to get moderate exercise. I don’t love him any less when he sports a belly, but I don’t think it’s a terrible thing to have a sensitive conversation with your significant other about the fact that you’d like it if both of you could continue to try to look good for each other. Is that terrible?

  56. Belle Epoch says:

    I can totally see him making nasty remarks and threats, especially because she must already feel down. Bossing her around when she’s already vulnerable probably makes him feel like a big man. That doesn’t mean he would really give up his cash cow!

    They have completely opposite ideas about food, and she’s not about to give up her fried chicken and grits for some whole wheat pizza with tofu cheese on it.

  57. Belle Epoch says:

    I can totally see him making nasty remarks and threats, especially because she must already feel down. Bossing her around when she’s already vulnerable probably makes him feel like a big man. That doesn’t mean he would really give up his cash cow!

    They have completely opposite ideas about food, and she’s not about to give up her fried chicken and grits for some whole wheat pizza with soy cheese on it.

  58. original kate says:

    extra weight isn’t jessica’s problem. her problem is that she always looks like she got dressed in a dark alley with some clothes she pulled out of a donation dumpster. also, if this story is true then her boyfriend is an asshat. she should just dump him and hire a fabulous stylist.

  59. mauibound says:

    I divorced the last guy who was hung up on my weight, I highly recommend it. I lost 200 pound of dead weight in nothing flat…

  60. JenJen says:

    He’s a vegan? ‘Nuff said, run Jess.

  61. gg says:

    No way this can be true. But if any portion of it is, they need to just break up now. Your true soulmate wouldn’t give a rip about a few lbs.

    If he is anywhere near like this, he needs to have a woman that already does all this neurotic stuff already.

  62. Lynnki says:

    If a guy told me such nonsense,he’d regret having uttered those words…is it the weight he loves or is it the person as an individual?

  63. rubber chicken says:

    what’s wrong with being vegan or vegetarian?

  64. Pixiegirl says:

    Gives new meaning to the phrase ‘cash cow’.

  65. Hatedoodle says:

    I think this is the set-up for a reality show.

  66. Patty says:

    She does look like she has been jbf!! Too funny, she is a bit chubby for a celeb, I mean isn’t part of being a celeb having to look good – HELLO – get yur trainer and chef back girl it aint that hard – us poor working peopole can do it. No hubby wants oompa lumpa for a wife

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