Jessica Simpson’s “push present” is $30,000 worth of Italian jewelry

As we’ve established, Jessica Simpson is nowhere near giving birth. Best case scenario, she’s due in one month. Worst case scenario… well, I just an Us Weekly pictorial where they claimed she was only seven months pregnant. Poor Jessica! As I said before, I admire that she still has the will to get out of bed, attempt to find cute maternity clothes, and wear those giant heels. She’s probably still working too, right? She has all of the clothing lines and shoe lines and stuff. Epic. Notice that I’m not mentioning any “work” being done by her K-Fed, Eric Johnson. Eric doesn’t have a job. There are rumors that he has some money saved from his NFL career, and there are rumors that Jessica gives him a monthly allowance for… “advising” her. And maybe she’s paying him just because, why not?

I bring up Eric’s lack of employment and sketchy financial situation because this OK! Magazine article left me with some questions. It’s all about how Eric has purchased some very special “push presents” for Jessica – he’s bought her $30,000 worth of jewelry from Italy!

Jessica Simpson has more than just a baby to look forward to! Her fiancé, Eric Johnson, is set to give her a whole collection of sparkly presents! Unknown to Jessica, Eric has gone all out to thank her for their precious baby by purchasing jewelry reportedly worth $30,000.

The pieces will also have huge sentimental value because he ordered them from her favorite jeweler on the Italian island of Capri, where they spent a blissful vacation near the start of their romance.

“He made a big deal about how ridiculous he thought the idea of push presents was, so she has no idea that she’ll be getting anything at all,” a source tells OK! “He loves to surprise her, which is why he’s pretending he hasn’t got anything, but he’s atually planning to totally spoil her. He didn’t just get her one thing – he really went crazy!”

Eric splurged on several platinum bracelets, a matching necklace with a huge amethyst, and a band that will be engraved with the baby’s birth date after this arrival this spring.

“He got in touch with the store in Capri because he knew that would be really meaningful to Jess,” adds the insider. “They shopped there on her 30th birthday, which is when they first talked about spending the rest of their lives together.”

[From OK! Magazine, print edition]

I wouldn’t say no to $30,000 worth of jewelry. Let me just say that at the onset. But I’m not Jessica Simpson, and I’m not worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Do you think Jessica could be perturbed by the lack of one big-ticket “push present”? After all, she’s probably dropping $30,000 a month just on Eric’s golf habit. She spends $30,000 a month on Doritos. Her onion ring budget far exceeds $30,000 a month. But it’s the thought that counts, right? I’m sure she’ll be very pleased with these presents. I’m sure he’s set the bar low enough, she’ll just be happy that she gets anything. Poor Jess.

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  1. brin says:

    So he took his monthly allowance and bought his baby mamma some push presents….well done, Eric. *eyeroll*

  2. Hautie says:

    There was a recent blind item reveal, on CDAN, that covers these two.

    That Jessica had given Eric something like $20K to buy her a particular piece of jewelry for Christmas. Something she really wanted.

    Instead he pocketed the cash. Without picking up with piece of jewelry she had wanted. She allegedly had big plans to show it off… but instead got sh*t on by her boyfriend. At Christmas.

    So I simply do not believe, for one second, that KFed Jr. suddenly dropped this much money on anything.

    Much less a push present. For the lovely girl, who is financially supporting them both.

    • Zelda says:

      Read that one, too.

      But I hesitate to say “lovely girl”, because at the end of the day, she’s arranging for him to “buy” this stuff for her so she can show it off and be all “ooh–look what my awesome man got me helovesmesomuch!”


    • irishserra says:

      Crossed my mind, too.

      Maybe she tossed and extra $30,000 in his allowance last month.

  3. The Truth Fairy says:

    So basically she bought herself this gift, since the moocher boyfriend doesn’t have two pennies to rub together outside of his monthly allowance.

    To be honest, this sounds like a fake story planted by Jessica’s people to counter the negative publicity that Eric gets.

  4. Effy says:

    I will go nowhere near such shoes when am pregnant!

    • gee says:


    • Samigirl says:

      I’m at the point to where my husband has to tie my shoes for me (if I wear lace ups of course), or I just wear flip flops. I’m right there with you sister. I don’t see how these ladies can do it!

      • Tiffany27 says:

        I love your pregnancy posts Sami!! They always keep it real :)
        As far as these two, he’s been a professional “follower arounderer” since they met. I don’t understand the appeal.

  5. candie says:

    In all seriousness, how do you choose which gossip to believe and which not to believe? Since you believe the blind and not this? How do you know this isn’t true and the blind is false?

    • candie says:

      Sorry this was supposed to be in reply to haute

    • Zelda says:

      It was a revealed one on CDAN.
      I generally tend to trust the revealed ones, as the publisher risks a libel suit if the subject can prove it false. The revealed items are those that the writer knows couldn’t be legally challenged by the subject at the time of reveal.

  6. Samigirl says:

    Uch. “Push present.” Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of. I felt awkward getting flowers after I had my son. I was grateful, but it’s not like I deserved an award for giving birth. That being said, I need a new charm for my Tiffany bracelet. Maybe I’ll drop some hints to the husband. (He’d look at me like I’ve gone crazy!)

    • LeManda says:

      I think the same thing when I hear the term “Push Present”.
      I got a BABY as a present, after I pushed him out!!! I thought the fact my husband changed the first disgusting black poo (sorry TMI for those how haven’t been there yet) was the greatest gift ever!!

    • operagirl says:

      THANK YOU, Samigirl!!! I always thought the baby was the gift. Silly me.

  7. Brenda says:

    Eh, I generally don’t believe OK Magazine, and I have no way of knowing whats in his bank account (I don’t get that at all, people claiming to know…) but I think if it is true, its kind of sweet. Its at least thoughtful. I’m sure I’ll be in the minority on this one but oh well. I do.

  8. Intercontinental says:

    “unknown to Jessica”… Well Jessica knows now doesn’t she!!?? As IF she didn’t know before, y’know, when she gave him the cash!!

    The guy is a looser and she’s an even bigger looser for putting up with his scrounging! So, maybe they actually deserve each other!!

    Does anybody else think her bump keeps changing shape, and not in the normal way, in the cushioned up way..?? Did she get that weight watchers contract?

  9. Dibba says:

    The guy seems like a total douche. Must be smart to have gotten into Wharton. Who passes up a Wharton MBA? I guess he wanted to take the “easy” way out. I don’t get it. What kind of self-respecting man wants to mooch off of his wife? I don’t like moochers of either sex, but in men I find it particularly disturbing.

  10. Sue says:

    $30,000 doesn’t seem like enough to me for walking around the size of a house….. Just kidding, I am happy for her. But, don’t see them ever marrying……..

  11. Courtney says:

    shut up men have been buying their finacees/wives jewelry after childbirth for decades Joanne Woodward got a suite of Diamond and Sapphire Jewelry for mothers day 1965 a few weeks after her & Paul Newman’s youngest daughter Claire was born A few weeks earlier and nobody Threw Paul under the bus for being romantic like that

  12. Jessica says:

    These two will NOT be getting married and if Jessica does end up marrying him, she’s an even bigger idiot than I thought.

    he’s only with her because of the cash.
    They will break up soon enough.

  13. Cathy says:

    That orange tent she’s wearing is hideous. For all the money she has you’d think she would have better fashion sense.

  14. Agnes says:

    if he indeed bought her this jewelery, and for whatever reason, it seems like a sweet, thoughtful gift since they spent a vacation on Capri and she likes the jewelry.

    also, i’m sure that she pays for a lot of stuff, since she makes millions of dollars. but who cares? i mean, it’s not the same ballpark, clearly, but sometimes my husband makes more money and sometimes i do. which means that he sometimes ends up paying larger chunks of our expenses, and sometimes i do. unless you have two separate accounts (which i’m not knocking, that’s just not what we decided to do), that’s how it works.

    plus, all these rich famous men spend tons of cash on their gold-digging or non-digging girlfriends. jessica should be able to do the same without excessive criticism. god knows she has the money. :)

  15. dena says:

    Has anyone considered the possibility that she’s recently been padded to make her look bigger?

    I think it’s so her Weight Watchers deal will be more impactful when she loses all that baby weight (EYE ROLL).

    • BabyBlue says:

      Nope. I wonder if she’s having twins. She has been big forever…

    • kristiner says:

      Makes you wonder but I think it’s twins.

      OMFG! I hope this present gets her body to push because it’s stretched beyond capacity. Her boobs look painful and like mini watermelons and her bump is HUGE.

      She needs to chill on the butter covered poptarts.

  16. fabgrrl says:

    Push present? But I thought she scheduled a c-section?

  17. lucy2 says:

    The term “push present” is repulsive to me.

    The guy definitely seems like a free loader, but doesn’t he have family money too? Either way, shouldn’t he want to do something with his life?

  18. bub says:

    UGH “push present” whoever coined that term should be mortified. GROSS.

  19. dorothy says:

    She should get a push-present for carrying around a Buick for 9 months.

  20. aenflex says:

    I hate to insult a pregnant woman, but dang! Why are her belly and boobs so big? I work with a robust woman who is pregnant with twins and due ANY DAY and she aint that big. Was Octomom even that size? WTH is going on ?!?!?!?!

    • irishserra says:

      And the poor girl never dresses for her figure. I think that red dress is horrendous.

  21. Alexis says:

    F the haters – they seem happy. Yeah, she’s wealthier than he is and probably supplied a lot of this money. You think the women who date and marry rich men don’t buy their partners presents with their partners’ money? Everyone likes receiving gifts.

  22. CaramelKiss says:

    The best “Push-present” would be to push her ass right over to Gunnar Peterson’s (trainer to the celebs)and a dietician/nutrionist (since she’s borderline gestinal diabetic) right after she has this 12lb. baby who apparently is no longer in the fetal position in her womb. Must be nice to able to stretch out like that as that is obviously the case. LOL.
    *Side-Note: I am very curious on how long it will take her to get back into shape…

  23. Courtney says:

    um women have been receiving jewelry as thank you gifts after child birth for decades. Jessica looks so big because she’s a small framed 5’3″ girl and supposedly expecting twins with which if she hasn’t had complications she’s gained about 45lbs at 32-33 weeks and if she carries to term which for twins is 37 weeks the end of March she’ll have gained 55 the normal weight gain for a healthy twin pregnancy though most moms that have twins have compications so tend to gain about 80lbs during their pregnancies and on average twins weigh between 5lbs 4oz and 5lbs 15oz though there are acceptions to that Mariah Carey’s twins Moroccan and monore were born at 35 weeks weighing 6lbs 5oz and 6lbs 8oz respectively and measuring 18in and 19in

    • thetruthhurts says:

      Too many facts Courtney, too many facts…

    • Madrugada says:

      Not gonna address all that, but I did want to correct the erroneous assertion that 37 weeks is full term for twins.

      I had twins, and they were born exactly at term: 35 weeks, 0 days. 37 weeks is full term for single babies.

  24. Seymour Butts says:

    Weird, but we never seem to see that orange Birkin he supposedly bought for her a few months ago. There was a picture of her kissing it in her living room. It would go with this tent she’s wearing. Where the heck is it? And surely she didn’t give him $15,000 to buy it for her? Maybe he DOES have some money of his own …

  25. Wif says:

    I hate “push presents”. To me it puts a financial value on something that is priceless. I love presents, but I think there are better times for them than after the birth of your first precious baby.

  26. daya says:


  27. Dee Cee says:

    She’s super rich and doesn’t need a man to support her.. I suppose if she does marry him, she’ll find him ways to run a company or manage one.. if he wants that..

  28. fabgrrl says:

    I’m joining the chorus of hatred for “push presents”. Of course giving birth is a HUGE deal, and a mother should be cared for and pampered after having a baby. That goes without saying. Also, a thoughtful gift commemorating the birth of your child? A wonderful thing. What I hate is the *reward* aspect of a “push gift”. I feel it is an insulting thing to do to a grown woman. Okay, be a good girl and do this hard thing, and you can have something shiny! This morning, I rewarded my little boy with a temporary tattoo for eating his breakfast and getting dressed. He is four years old. An adult woman shouldn’t need that kind of motivation.

    • It is ME!! says:

      “Also, a thoughtful gift commemorating the birth of your child?”

      Isn’t that what Mother’s Day is for? LOL.

  29. Ara says:

    Wow this is the kind of man you get when you are desperate. Bet papa Simpson is looking for a job he can work. I bet another reality TV show is coming.

  30. Sumodo1 says:

    Jessica: go home, lie down, and wait for your due date. Enough already.

  31. thetruthhurts says:

    I HATE that term “push present.” All made up for greedy, materialistic bitches. Just have your baby and be a mother. The baby is a big enough “push present.”

  32. Kim says:

    She is supporting him and will the rest of her life not to mention in a very nice lifestyle so he should be getting her a very nice push present.

  33. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    “Jessica Simpson has more than just a baby to look forward to”.

    “Just” a baby? I thought having a healthy baby was the “push” present…silly me, jewelry is just as important as a healthy baby. :roll:

  34. Lisa says:

    What is this push present bullshit? Ladies, entitlement is not attractive.

  35. When I have a kid, all I want is a baby bootie charm for my Pandora, not some stupid “push present.”

  36. Beatriz says:

    I don’t really get the hate–my father supported my mother her whole life (still does), pays for everything and when she buys him a gift it’s with his money. So why is this any different? If she’s happy, who cares.

    • Fatkid says:

      I agree! This is part of gender equality..the house-husband. If it’s ok for a woman to do it then a man can too.

  37. womanfromthenorth says:

    OMG her belly looks square! She is huge!

    Makes me think the people that say Bey faked it …may be onto something

  38. It’s true that we shouldn’t judge, but this person wasn’t supposed to own any firearms after joining the ranks of convicted felons. But this was a mere formality for this abuser he thumbed his nose and continued to acquire more and more guns.

  39. FeverDream says:

    If her body comes back from this pregnancy it will be a miracle.

    Can you imagine the red stretch marks?


  40. alexandra says:

    Vapid people, so vapid

  41. Itwillrain says:

    I’ve never even heard the term “push present” before. Is this a new thing or have I been living under a rock? I had my baby in 1998…maybe that was before the advent of the “push present” (which by the way I agree is a pretty disgusting concept).

  42. splurby says:

    Push Present (never heard of it until reading this!) odd….

    However, I think they should do a Statue of her shape right now in the orange dress…it reminds me of the fertility ones in Museums :) I really can’t imagine that, it must be an incredible transformation.

  43. Cait says:

    When my brother was born in 1969, my father surprised my mother with a pair of small, lovely diamond earrings to mark the occasion. My husband did the same for me three months ago when our daughter was born. It was surprise, and I certainly didn’t feel entitled to a gift after birthing out an 8 lb baby at 36 weeks! (I was mostly teetering between sore exhaustion and heady elation after a scary delivery produced our healthy little girl.)

    So am I greedy and materialistic because my husband wanted to celebrate the birth of our first child in a sentimental fashion? If so, damn. That sucks.

    Incidentally, Eric Johnson used to play for the Saints here in New Orleans. Total jackass.

  44. Cait says:

    I clearly need more coffee. I just double-posted. Mea culpa.

  45. Ramona Q says:

    I see Jessica as a bit of a feminist – the fact that so many are turned off by her supporting her husband financially – well, she’s the only celebrity in the spotlight who is a powerful, wealthy businesswoman who supports her fiance. She and Eric have an arrangement much like countless businessmen and their non-working wives do. Be supportive of her changing up the gender roles in her family, and making it work – she looks very happy to me.