Let’s clear up a couple of things. Yes, Jessica Simpson was dating a married man. No, she’s not a homewrecker.
Her latest man, NFLer Eric Johnson, is finally divorced from his stylist wife of five years, Keri Johnson—but to his credit, they were separated before he hooked up with Simpson.
The divorce, citing the catch-all irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, became official last Thursday, E! News has confirmed. Johnson had filed his petition back in January.
Simpson and her new beau hooked up shortly after, and weren’t hiding their affections for one another when singer spent her 30th birthday her beau on the Italian island of Capri. They were spotted, kissing, hugging and holding hands, with Simpson going as far as straddling Johnson in public. (Guess that sexual napalm works both ways…)
By July he had met her entire family, and Ashlee Simpson signaled her approval.
“Jessica is happy, so I am happy,” Ashlee told E! News at the time.
And now everyone is presumably even happier with that pesky marriage out of the way.