Jessica Simpson has her hands full running a successful fashion business, but still has time to enjoy her engagement to Eric Johnson. Apparently, lots of time, because Jessica says she’s not in a rush to walk down the aisle again.
“No date has been set yet,” Jessica tells WWD. “We’ve both been married before. We’re enjoying our commitment to each other. We want to take our time… I will be part of designing my own wedding gown. We might elope if it gets to that point.”
So what do they like to do in their free time?
“In my downtime, I’m wearing sweats and on my couch catching up on TV shows. My fiancé is really into art, and I am, as well,” she says. “We’ve been watching a lot of fun documentaries and going to art galleries and hanging out with some cool painters. My house is my little château. I like to stay home with my friends and cook, or we all order in. My house is a revolving door. I always have at least five people over all the time.”
And her house is where she met Eric!
“He was out with some of my friends, and I was at home. One of my friends said, ‘You should come back to Jessica’s house.’ He came to the door and said, ‘This is Eric Johnson,’ and I said, ‘Who?’ And he said he was coming to hang out,” Jessica explains. “And I haven’t let him leave the house. We got engaged at the house. It’s one of those rare stories.”
But as close as they may be at home, Jessica says Eric will not be joining the family business.
“No. Eric’s a great guy. He’s taking art classes at UCLA. He’s very artistic. It’s nice to have an artistic athlete,” she says. “You don’t find that too much.”
“We’re very relaxed. It takes a lot to get us stressed out. We talk through everything,” Jessica adds. “You’ll see him off in the corner, and what’s Eric doing? He’s just meditating.”