Jessica Simpson, the 30-year-old American pop singer, has announced that she is engaged to her NFL boyfriend Eric Johnson. The couple have been dating since May 2010, and a spokesperson for the pair told People Magazine, "Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged!"
Simpson showed off her ruby and diamond engagement ring at a Dillard's department store launch in Kansas City on Saturday (13th November 2010), where the singer was also promoting her new clothing line. 31-year-old Johnson proposed to Simpson with the ring that features a large central ruby, flanked by two smaller diamonds. An eyewitness at the store told the magazine, "She was in a really good mood. She was very friendly and sweet. She signed autographs and seemed to have a great time". A few weeks ago, the singer had spoken about her joy at how the relationship was going, saying, "He's the one for me right now! I'm very happy! I'm in a great place, and if right now could last forever, I'd take it".
The news comes just a week after Simpson's former husband Nick Lachey announced his engagement to MTV TRL presenter Vanessa Minnillo.