Jessica Simpson and football player Eric Johnson are engaged

By Reuters
Monday, November 15, 2010

Actress and singer Jessica Simpson is ready to get married again -- this time to football player Eric Johnson.

Simpson, 30, whose marriage to fellow singer Nick Lachey was chronicled in the reality TV show "Newlyweds," is engaged to Johnson, celebrity magazines said on Sunday.

"Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged," a publicist for the pair told People magazine.

Us Weekly said the couple, who have been dating since May, became engaged Thursday. Simpson flashed a large ring on her left hand at a department store appearance in Kansas City on Saturday.

The engagement of the singer and star of the 2005 movie "The Dukes of Hazzard" came just a few days after celebrity magazines reported that Lachey was engaged to his girlfriend of five years, model Vanessa Minnillo.

Johnson has played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.

Lachey and Simpson split up in 2005 after three years of marriage.

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