Just a few days ago we got wind that Jessica Simpson has hooked-up with a new dude, a former NFLer named Eric Johnson, but it turns out that the couple have actually been together for about 5 weeks now … and today we get our first look at the new lovebirds out in public together. US Weekly has scored the first photo of Jessica and her new man Eric … who is still legally married, I might add! Oh Jess, you sure know how to pick ‘em:
The new issue of Us Weekly has the first pic of Jessica Simpson and her newest guy, Eric Johnson. He’s a former NFL player — and still legally married! The two began dating five weeks ago, shortly after pals brought Johnson — who retired in 2008 after an injury-plagued career as a tight end for the New Orleans Saints and San Fancisco 49ers — to a party at Simpson’s Beverly Hills’ home. “Jess is definitely rushing into this,” an insider tells Us. Indeed, in the photo, the couple are in Jacksonville, Fla., where they were celebrating Johnson’s grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary! When not hanging out with his entire family, Simpson and Johnson, who filed for divorce from his wife of five years, Keri, in January, made time for some serious PDA at the modest, family-friendly Ponte Vedra Inn & Club at which they were staying. While strolling to their modest apartment there, “Her hand was on his butt, and they walked slowly just to enjoy the moment… They looked cute together,” says an insider, who also adds that they spent time with a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.
As you may recall, Jessica got dumped by the last professional athlete she dated, Tony Romo, on her birthday last year. It looks like she’ll be having a happier birthday this year with her new dude … and meh. who cares if she’s still married? Clearly, it don’t bother Jessica. If you consider that things didn’t work out with her husband Nick Lachey and subsequent boyfriends John Mayer, Tony Romo and Billy Corgan you might think that this new relationship with the still-married Johnson may be doomed … and, well, you may be right. But at least homegirl keeps putting herself out there. She’s bound to get it right eventually … ain’t she? Here’s hoping this guy’s the one … er, after his divorce goes thru.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]