Jessica Simpson was the last member of her family to know Eric Johnson planned to propose to her.

The singer-and-actress was thrilled when the NFL player asked her to be his wife on November 11 - six months after they started dating - but couldn't believe her loved ones were able to keep the plans from her for so long.

She said: "He kept the ring hidden in a shoe somewhere in my house and had talked to my dad, he had talked to my mom, he even talked to my sister. Everyone knew but me!"

Eric, 31, popped the question while at home with Jessica, 30, and the blonde beauty admits his surprise proposal was "romantic".

She told US TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon: "It was at my house. It was romantic that he actually asked me at my house, because that's my little safe haven."

Though Jessica hasn't started planning her wedding yet, she is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving (25.11.10) with Eric in New York, though she will be trying out new recipes to please her vegan fiance.

She explained: "For Thanksgiving we have to make a Tofurkey. It doesn't sound right! It's gonna be jiggly and weird.

"When Eric cooks vegan, it's good. I'm from Texas - I'd fry a steak. We eat all casseroles and giblets!"