Star magazine, which (wrongly) claimed Jessica Simpson was preparing a “kiss and tell” memoir and (ridiculously) linked her to Tiger Woods, has never had a good handle on reality when it comes to the singer.
So when the tabloid alleged that she’d bought her own engagement ring and “cajoled” Eric Johnson into proposing… well, we were more than a bit skeptical.
As it turns out, we had good reason to be.
Gossip Cop has confirmed that Star’s premise of Simpson forcing Johnson to pop the question with a ruby-and-diamond ring she’d purchased is flat out wrong.
Opposed to Star’s assertion that Simpson had given Johnson a “now or never” ultimatum, a source close to the singer/actress tells us that she was “completely surprised” by the engagement.
And while Simpson is certainly the wealthier half of the couple, our insider says she “did not buy the ring.”
Those tabs are always willing to turn any positive news into negative news… sad!