Bride-to-be Jessica Simpson is having the time of her life being engaged to fiance Eric Johnson.
“It’s the best year of my life,” the star told Access Hollywood on Saturday at Tom Everhart’s “Peanuts”-themed new art exhibit, “Crashing the Party: The Arty-Fact Paintings,” in New York City.
“You better say the same!” Jessica joked with Eric, who was by her side at the event.
“Ditto, ditto!” Eric quickly added.
“She’s just a regular, grounded, down to earth person and I like it,” he said of his future wife. “Beautiful, beautiful.”
Jessica – who previously told Access that her wedding dress would “out-do” Kate Middleton’s headline-making Royal Wedding gown – has changed her tune about competing with the Princess.
“I absolutely adore Kate’s dress, I thought she looked absolutely beautiful, there’s no bride that can top a Royal Wedding,” she told Access. “I’m not going to be wearing the same kind of thing, but it will be beautiful in it’s own right.”
Jessica got engaged to Eric, a former NFL player, in November 2010. The couple has said they hope to wed by Christmas 2011.
For more with Jessica, tune in to Access Hollywood on Tuesday!