Jessica Simpson flubbed her wedding vows, because of course she did

As I said yesterday, People Magazine already made a deal with Jessica Simpson for her wedding photos. They got an exclusive statement from her as soon as she and Eric Johnson got married, and they also got exclusive details and slow leak of wedding photos. This is the first released photo, courtesy of People’s Instagram. You can see more of the photo on People’s site here. Her Carolina Herrera wedding gown is strapless and maybe off-white, or a yellow-y cream with beading on the bust and probably on the rest of the bodice too. I like the simplicity of her veil and her earrings, but I hate her hair!

When Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson exchanged I Dos in front of their friends and family on July 5, the couple told PEOPLE it was “the happiest moment of our lives.” For Simpson, who turns 34 on July 10, it proved be one of the most beautiful moments as well. As seen in PEOPLE’s photo exclusive, the bride chose a wedding day look that was “sexy, easy and ethereal,” says Simpson’s hair stylist Roque Jimenez. “Nothing too contrived.”

To complement her stunning custom Carolina Herrera gown and veil, Simpson’s makeup artist Karan Mitchell chose a romantic palette for her makeup. And to add some simple sparkle, Simpson’s longtime friend and stylist Nicole Chavez added Neil Lane diamond earrings.

“It was a labor of love,” says Chavez of putting together Simpson’s wedding day look.

Same could be said for the event itself. “The whole weekend was magical for us,” Simpson tells PEOPLE. “We feel complete.”

[From People]

E! News also seemed to have some exclusive details from the wedding too – go here to read. Let’s see… Papa Joe Simpson officiated the wedding, although there’s no word if Joe brought a young boy-toy boyfriend as a date. About 250 people came to the wedding, including Topher Grace (???), Donald Faison, Jessica Alba and more. Ace was the ring-bearer and Maxi was the flower girl. Eric cried when he recited his vows and Jessica got so flustered that she mixed up her name during her vows, so she had to start again. Jessica also gave all of her guests special wedding gifts – rose totes filled with items she designed, plus food (which is awesome).


Photos courtesy of People’s Instagram, WENN.

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  1. Ag says:

    Call me a sucker, but it seems sweet. Good luck to them. 🙂

    • Nicolette says:

      Guess I’m a sucker too, I think it’s cute. So what if she flubbed her lines? I find it endearing in a way. And I love the styling, she looks beautiful.

      • Jenna says:

        Looks lovely and I can’t give her crap about flubbing her vows – I messed up my own, AND it was my name as well. (All my friends where I live with my husband know me by either my middle name – Jenna – or my nickname from my work as a costumer: Magpie/Maggie. The only people who know/use my first name are my parents and folks who send me bills so it all got a bit mixed up. The invites used my legal first name – which confused all our friends who thought my husband had not only dumped me but was suddenly with someone else, my family was confused as to the name on the sign and hearing it all day, and once you add in being highly medicated due to having pneumonia… I got flustered and had to redo 3 different portions of the ceremony.) But all that said, she looks just lovely. Like a perfect little fairybride!

    • Snazzy says:

      I was thinking that too. Made me smile

    • Shazz says:

      Me too. I think her hair is beautiful.

    • MyCatLoves TV says:

      I know everybody picks on Jessica but I think she is adorable. I hope Eric really loves her for who she is and not what she has. Maybe in real life she is not so nice but I buy the PR that she is sweet and friendly. I want to believe that anyway!

  2. Tiffany27 says:

    Girl is dumb, but she seems happy. Congrats and best of luck to her and her family.

    • T.C. says:

      One thing I like about her is she doesn’t pretend to be smart. At least she will have 3 years of selling her perfect marriage before the cheating stories of her tabloid life starts and she wants privacy all of a sudden.

  3. Audrey says:

    She looks really pretty

    I think TMZ has pics of her dad with his supposed boyfriend.

    • Patricia says:

      So pretty. No matter if you like her or not, there’s no denying that she is just beautiful.

      • janie says:

        I agree… she’s so beautiful! I messed up my vows as well, couldn’t get his ring on and it wasn’t pretty! Lol! I wish them a long life of love and happiness. I can’t wait to see photos of her and the kids!

  4. Abbott says:

    I honestly thought we were past the selling of wedding photos to tabloids. Didn’t we all agree this is tacky, internet? I guess it is Jessica Simpson we’re talking about.

    • Josephine says:

      Of course it’s tacky. Who sells pics and the story to their “eternal” love? Not folks actually in love, who actually care about marriage.

      And I snickered to hear she was giving away stuff from her own line — way to be cheap and again, tacky.

      • Green Girl says:

        IKR? I can see not wanting to give away a competitor’s products. It may have looked weird if she didn’t give away her own gear, like she didn’t think her own brand was good enough for her guests. I don’t know, I guess the whole thing could have been avoided if she’d just given away cupcakes, like everyone else.

        I think publicizing your wedding or baby photos, whether for free or for a price, is weird. I respect the celebrities whose publicists release statements well after the fact or never publicize it at all.

      • Bridget says:

        Its like Jessica Alba bringing a basket of Honest Company stuff to every baby shower that she’s so helpfully photographed at.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      It’s People, not the Daily Fail. Publishing official wedding photos for the famous and pseudo-famous is what they do.

    • Pandy says:

      And her second wedding to boot! Enough already.

  5. Jegede says:

    Congratulations to the bride and groom
    I’m sure the People Mag pics will be lovely

    But serious question:
    If Jessica Simpson is so rich why does she keep selling EVERY event in her life??
    Births, Weight Loss, Weddings.
    If she was rolling in it why not give it away for free or release select photos?

    The way she hawks all these key moments is very Tori Spelling, Snooki-esque for the so called head of a billionaire empire or is she a ‘millionaire’ the same way Donald Trump is??

    • Kayl says:

      I think there’s a difference between Jessica and Tori or Snookie types. Yeah, Jessica sells big life events, but then she GOES AWAY. She goes off and enjoys her life and her cash flow and we’ll see her again when she has something to show us. Jessica is way past the reality star phase of life. Like Tori, she craves the attention. I have the feeling Jessica is more like.. Okay, you’re giving me money? Okay. Smiles! Then she goes off and plays with her babies or something.

      • Nicole says:

        I totally agree with you Kayl.

      • Abbott says:

        I’d argue that she’s not much different than Snookie or Spelling, just better at building a brand. Her businesses depend on her keeping her face out there, whether it’s calling the paps to follow her to dinner or selling her special life moments.

      • Bridget says:

        What we’re seeing is J Simpson years past her saturation point. At one time she was a HUGEtabloid star, and really was all over the place. We don’t see her as much simply because there’s not the same demand for her, and when she is featured she hasn’t sold that well (though in her defense, celebrity baby covers don’t sell well in general anymore).

        Also, Papa Joe is the one that makes the deals and sells the photos – and that man will sell pretty much anything to make a buck. At one point he was taking the pictures himself and then selling them, so he could make his manager’s cut AND the fee for the photos (see Ashlee’s engagement photos for an example). It’s hard to tell how much Jessica is actually involved in this stuff, but after the disaster of her country album and her last reality show, she really seems to have relaxed on the big hustle.

      • Jegede says:

        I’m not knocking her for it.
        Hey I love looking at the pics – so me have no problem with it at all.

        But even if she just wanted attention she could still release pics gratis, get snatched shots (a la Anne Hathaway) or pose for paps in cheesy glory.

        But she makes money from these events – her 2 babies, her weight and now weddings – like someone who constantly needs cash.

        IMO this just it does not tally with the regular narrative of her being the head of a billion dollar empire especially as unless you’re the Brange/Clooney these pics don’t net you 7 figures.

        I think there is a diff between how much she is worth; and how much money she actually has

    • Sherry says:

      I think her company does around $1 Billion in business a year. However, from what I understand, she’s probably worth around $100 million, which is still not chump change.

      • Bridget says:

        That’s gross sales, and Jessica has a licensing agreement so she probably just makes a % age. I bet its a good percentage, though. But all those celebrity net w orths are all just guesstimates, half the time they base it on gross numbers of everything the celebrity has ever made.

        Also, she still sells tabloid photos because Joe makes his percentage off those and her non-clothing business deals. He and Tina split the duties and then he spent all his money, so he’s still hustling.

      • HH says:

        @Bridget – I think that’s it. Jessica is the breadwinner for her ENTIRE immediate family which includes her mom, dad, husband, two kids, and maybe her sister to a lesser extent. Just like Britney Spears, I don’t think it’s an easy option for her to do as she pleases. Same goes for Lindsay Lohan. I think Paris Hilton said it best–Lord, that’s tough to type out–that her coming from a wealthy family has kept her on a good track, and even when she’s strayed she was able to get back on course. Her family doesn’t need anything from her and so she can take breaks, get proper help, or dive in whenever she feels the need.

    • Sooloo says:

      Maybe at this point it’s more about keeping her name out there? Like with the fashion line, maybe if people forget all about her because she’s no longer front and center in the tabloids or doing WW ads, they’ll also “forget” to keep buying her shoes, purses, etc.?

    • Josephine says:

      Maybe because in addition to needing the cash, she needs the validation? I think these folks who sell everything about themselves: 1) have no soul/depth and 2) have the wrong impression that fame = importance.

      Releasing a pic to protect your privacy in general is a far cry from selling out your life events. She’s no different and no better than the other d-listers who sell family for cash.

      • T.C. says:

        Yes she sells every event. She is now famous for having babies and trying to lose weight. I can’t remember the last time she made a media appearance for something talent based.

      • snowflake says:

        or they might think it’s an easy way to make money. if i could do it I would, why not. if there’s people out there who read that shit and you can make money off of it, why not? that’s all you see, articles about famous people who lost weight. You’ve got to strike while the iron is hot.

  6. Lara K says:

    I think they are cute, and I love the whole wedding look. It’s sweet yet classy.

    Good for her and I hope she’s very happy in her new marriage. And I totally want one of those wedding favors!

  7. Midnight says:

    Can someone tell me what does her husband do for a living?

    • Shelby says:

      Former American football player

    • Palermo says:

      he lives off of her

      • snowflake says:

        umm, i’m sure he earns what he gets taking care of those kids and Jessica. He could also be involved heavily in her business endeavors but it’s not publicized. unfair to judge him when you dont know him.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Why would he need to do something for a living? Maybe he’s a stay-at-home dad.
      What does Matt Damon’s wife do for a living? Or Hugh Jackman’s?

      • Bridget says:

        Hugh Jackman’s wife was a very famous actress in Australia in her own right, and Matt Damon’s wife was a single mom and a bartender. Neither of whom ditched their job and career plans the moment they hooked up with a celebrity.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I know about Deborah, but she’s not acting anymore, is she?
        Is Mat Damon’s wife still a bartender? If not, I don’t see the difference.

      • Bridget says:

        People aren’t knocking him for being a stay at home dad, they’re knocking him for hooking up with someone famous and then immediately giving up all of his career plans, while he himself was still married. If that was a woman we’d certainly be calling her a golddigger.

        Furness was more famous than Jackman for a long time. And I don’t know too much about Matt Damon’s wife, so I can’t tell you if she continued to work after she and Damon started dating.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I heard that he comes from a rich family and has a sizable trust he lives off of, but I am not certain on that. Just a rumor.

    • Jessica says:

      Eric does not work and has not worked since 2008 when the New Orlean Saints let him go in 2008.

      He was still married to his wife (though they filed for divorce in early 2010) when he met and hoked up with Jessica.

      He was supposed to go to some elite grad school of business but that all changed when he met Jessica.

      His divorce was finalized in October 2010 and by November 2010 they were engaged, two weeks after Nick got engaged.

    • snowflake says:

      I dont know, who cares? if it was a stay at home mom, nobody would be asking

  8. Shelby says:

    Can someone tell me the demise of her first marriage?

    • Jayna says:

      She dated him for a while when they were both huge young popstars. She said she was too young to settle down and broke up with him and dated around, still technically a virgin. Something happened. I forget what she said in an interview, 9/11 or something that kind of shook you up and made you look at your priorities, and she wanted to be settled down. She went back to him and married. I thought it sounded odd, like she got tired and he was always there waiting for her. Anyway, they got married. Her career wasn’t very hot when they did the reality show, and it really made her career take off again. She even did a few movies and she seemed to lose interest in him. She was really the “it” girl at that moment. It was rumored she slept with one of her co-stars, Johnny Knoxville or someone. They split. I doubt he was a saint either.

  9. Bridget says:

    “Nothing too contrived”? What a weird quote. It’s her wedding day, and she’s working with a stylist and a hairstylist.

  10. Molly says:

    I think he’s good for her and they seem sweet together. I don’t really care that he doesnt officially have a job because he probably helps her with her company since he does have a business degree from Yale or Harvard or something like that.

    • Bridget says:

      He was *supposed* to go to business school and ditched when he met Jessica. Besides, 1) she probably knows a lot more about the clothing business than he does, but it’s actually her mother that works with the people that produce her line (while they’re supposedly more active in the process, this is still a celebrity licensed line we’re talking about here) and 2) there’s no way Joe is letting anyone else get involved in the business affairs of his daughter. He’s pretty protective of his 10%.

      There have actually been rumors that Jessica has tried to get Eric involved in offshoots of her clothing brand (like she did for Ashlee) but he hasn’t been interested.

      • Anon says:

        He did go to Yale several of the guests were his buddies he did not return to Yale for his masters.

        Joe does not manage Jessica any longer UTA represents her as of last year.

        Eric is involved more then anyone knows.

      • Moneypenny says:

        Eric is a good guy. I know him from college and a bunch of our friends were at the wedding. Very smart and would’ve been a huge catch in college, but he had a long distance gf and was faithful to her. Honestly, when they first got together, I think most of us wondered if she was good enough for him.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        @Moneypenny, isn’t that a rather snobbish thing to say, that she wasn’t “good enough?” She is talented enough to manage herself and her brand. She is quirky, but she uses that to her advantage…it makes her very non-threatening.

        People question whether he is “good enough” because he has not held a job in the public domain. I find that harsh, for his decisions are his own. A person’s worth should not be measured by their job or their public persona. Hopefully his friends attitudes do not reflect who he is as a person. That would be unfortunate.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @Elle Kaye, I didn’t mean that in a snobbish way at all. She is beautiful, successful and by all accounts, very nice. I meant it simply that he actually brings a lot too and based on her past of not brushing teeth, fart jokes and playing dumb, people merely wondered if she would make him happy. People talk about him being K-Fed and he is nothing like that at all. They are very happy and I wish them all the best.

        We’re on a gossip site, so we judge people based on their public persona. I know him, I don’t know her. I don’t really see anything wrong with after the initial stories that they were dating, wondering if she was bringing more to the table than just a pretty face.

      • Bridget says:

        Not talking about Yale, talking about Wharton,which is specifically a business school. He declined to pursue his MBA at one of the top business schools in the country when he hooked up with Jessica.

  11. SpookySpooks says:

    Thank God in Heaven the “write you own vows” is not a thing here. I could never ever do it.

  12. someone says:

    She looks beautiful but it’s kinda sad that even in her wedding pictures she has duck lips. Look closely….

  13. megsie says:

    I like her and I’m crossing my fingers he doesn’t turn out to be Dean McDermott part 2.

    • Scarlett says:

      That’s just the kind of lip shape she has.

      • someone says:

        But her lips should close shouldn’t they? She always has this half open thing going on. Did she do something to her lips so that they no longer meet together?

    • kri says:

      I hope the mold was broken after Dean,or at least someone sprayed it with Lysol. That top pic of her in profile is exquisite.

  14. mollie says:

    I simply don’t get the people who call her dumb. That’s her schtick, it works, and she is very clever. She’s a gazillionaire with- a hugely successful shoe business, etc. She was obviously smart enough to put the right people in place to run her empire, I think that Jessica is really savvy, and I think she’s likeable.
    Never did get the Jessica bashing.
    It has been years since she was practically the pioneer of reality tv with her Nick and Jessica show, and the “ditzy” image came from her probably scripted comments.
    What has she done or said recently that was stupid?

    • SpookySpooks says:

      If you voluntarely play stupid, you are even worse,

      • Anon says:

        Would that be Goldie Hawn, Phylis Dillar, Sophie vagra just to name a few

      • SpookySpooks says:

        Phylis Dillar clearly had a stage persona, Sofia doesn’t strike me as stupid at all and I haven’t seen a Goldie Hawn interview in ages so I don’t know for her.

      • Tammy says:

        She’s a bit of a ditz….or maybe more than a bit but the woman is very savvy with her business and what sells. It was something that stuck with her since her reality TV days due to her chicken of the sea episode lol. Even if she plays it up, what harm is she causing ANYONE? She’s harmless.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        She’s showing young girls that it’s okay, that’s even desirable to be dumb, which is horrible.
        If she is stupid then, poor her. She can’t help it. But if she’s playing it up she should be ashamed of herself.

      • SamiHami says:

        What about Gracie Allen? Or Jayne Mansfield? You go with what works for you.

      • lisa says:

        ita faking that is terrible but i dont think she is faking

        plus on that show of hers, i thought she was spoiled and not particularly nice. i dont know why people who come off dumb are automatically assumed to be nice

    • Liberty says:

      I agree with you, Mollie.

      And there is a big big difference between being stupid, and being naive or uneducated about certain things. I have worked w educated VPs who were stupid, and people without a degree who were wise, street-smart, savvy, even if they would get certain small things wrong. The idea that a degree from a fancy school is some sort of immunization against stupidity….nope. The idea that someone without a fancy school degree isn’t wise…nope.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I completely agree. However, a person that was given a public platform should try to educate himself/herself instead of being ignorant and proud of it.

    • Illyra says:

      Yep. I have a sister who is extremely intelligent, successful, etc., but she does come across as “ditzy” on occasion. People who don’t know her well can make an assumption about her IQ based on this which is dead wrong.

      I’ve also noticed that a lot of people just *love* to announce that a given celebrity is “obviously not very bright”… sometimes based on nothing but one short interview where it’s not AT ALL “obvious”. Frankly, it’s irritating.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      @Spooky, she is goofy…there is a difference between that and stupid. I have a high IQ but I can say goofy things. And yes, sometimes they sound stupid to other people, but that doesn’t mean I am stupid. I laugh at those things…I don’t slink off in embarrassment. Life is short and shouldn’t be taken so seriously. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, then it is a sad world.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I’m not that familiar with Jessica, I’m just responding to the poster who said she plays stupid – I think that’s wrong. Goofy and stupid are not the same.

      • snowflake says:

        yeah, elle kaye, me too. i have a goofy sense of humor and sometimes when I’m nervous I will act ditzy. but i am actually very smart.

  15. The Original Mia says:

    I love that picture of her. She’s annoying and seems kinda dumb, but I wish her & Eric and their adorable kids all the best.

    Papa Joe had his “client” with him at the hotel the entire weekend.

  16. Anon says:

    As I recall Eric flubbed his lines also. Not a big deal for many on such an emotional day. I wonder why we cant be happy for her and have to always have snide comments. You would think Jessica was the only one that ever has an emotional moment. I would think her hair was how Eric likes her hair. As per People today there were very few celebrities at this wedding and was mainly family from both sides.

    This wedding appears to have been very stunning and very traditional as they wanted. It to be as per people on access this morning. Lets be happy for them

  17. Leah says:

    She looks gorgeous. I really want to see her wedding pictures so I’m glad People is printing them.

    • aqua says:

      Agree she is a beautiful bride and I just might break down and actually buy a copy of People magazine just so I can see her wedding pictures. They have the cutest kids I’ve ever seen and would love to see them on the wedding day as a family.

  18. Annabelle says:

    I actually like her hair in the picture.

    Also, Jessica Simpson made a few appearances on that 70s show( Topher played the main character)

  19. HannahG says:

    “Sexy, easy and ethereal”? What a strange combination.

  20. Hissyfit says:

    Beautiful photo! Can’t wait to see the pics in the magazine!

    As for Jessica, I know she’s not the brightest person but I think she’s playing this “I’m dumb” card to make her likable and relatable.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      What a sad world we live in if “I’m dumb” makes someone likable and relatable.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        Walk in her shoes and then get back to me. Talk to women who look like her and find out how they are received. With suspicion. Or they are viewed as bitchy. Or that they think they are too good. So they alter the was they are perceived so as to make people more comfortable. Usually it is with humor and self-deprecation. You can complain all you want about it, but the fact remains that it is true for too may women. In order to fit in, they must conform to make society comfortable. It has been this way for centuries.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        Humor and self deprecation is not the same as playing stupid. And yes, I feel so sorry for her, how horrible it must be to be pretty.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        @Spooky…I expected that response. Do you think that life is just a bowl of cherries for people who are pretty? I was a pretty little girl…that made me attractive to my pedophile relative. I was pretty girl in high school…and there were bullies in school who used to hit me over the head with piles of books. They knocked me unconscious twice.

        There are people who equate pretty with easy, or stupid, or bitchy. I learned that early in life. I’m much older now. You are judged by your looks, and just because people think you are attractive doesn’t mean life is easy. You learn to make it easier for yourself.

        So don’t give me the, “Oh, poor pretty people” when you have no idea what goes on in a persons life. The overweight person may be that way because they are abused, not because they are lazy. The angry person may be that way because they lost their home, or job, or who knows? Try a little kindness, regardless of how a person looks.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I’m sorry for what you have been trough, I truly am. As someone who was fat for the most part of my teenage years, it’s hard to empathise with the pretty blonde girl. The grass is always greener in someone else’s yard, I guess,
        However, I still don’t think “acting stupid” is excusable, especially for someone in her position. There are countless of beautiful women in the entertainment industry who are very much liked without playing stupid.

      • BendyWindy says:

        Sarah Palin and George W. Bush made entire political careers out of being dumb, relatable, every day people. At least Jessica isn’t running a world super power.

      • GracePM says:

        Agree with Spooky about playing dumb. Maybe that was more “necessary” back in the day, but we really don’t need to play into that stereotype.

  21. bcgirl says:

    that RUBY he gave her, god I am dying!
    The reddest red, it is phenomenal.
    my fave celebrity engagement ring ever.
    (followed by Halle’s…)

  22. Your Mama says:

    It’s only her second time saying her wedding vows, maybe by the third or fourth marriage she will get it right.

  23. badmood says:

    I want to see pictures of the dress already!
    Also, when is this “because/of course” thing going to end. It was funny a couple of times. Stick a fork in it and come up with something new.

  24. snowflake says:

    I always hate how her husband’s job or lack of, always comes up. One, how do you know he doesn’t work helping with her businesses? Two, if he doesn’t, so what? they do have kids, he might help out a lot with them. Three is it any of our business? If it was a woman married to a rich man who seemingly didn’t have a job, people would be saying, oh, she stays with the kids. but let some guy do it, and omg! she’s rich enough she can support him if she wants to! but I dont really think she is. Just because you don’t know what he does, doesn’t mean he’s a layabout. People had no problem with marc anthony’s ex getting 26k a month child support and housekeeper for someone who has no job! but they have a problem with a married man with kids who LIVES with them and question whether he has a job! talk about double standards, smh! now watch everyone come out with rationalizations for their double standards

  25. in_theory says:

    Is there a picture of Jessica Simpson existing anywhere in which her mouth is closed? I’m starting to believe she’s physically incapable of closing her mouth.

  26. Jub-Jub says:

    It’s her second wedding and she wore a strapless dress…again. Odd. If it was my second wedding, I would wear something completely different.