Former “Newlyweds” stars, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, are heading back down the aisle — although not with each other.
About a week after Simpson’s ex-husband announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend and former MTV “TRL” host Vanessa Minnillo, the singer and mogul’s rep confirmed Sunday (November 14) that she is slated to swap vows with her boyfriend, Eric Johnson.
“Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged!” her rep told People.
Simpson and Johnson, a football player, have been dating since May. The star recently shared her upcoming Thanksgiving plans and revealed she and her athlete fiancé would spend the holiday together.
“We’re all gonna be in New York,” she told People last month. “I’m gonna be on a [Macy’s parade] float. It’s not always the best way to spend a Thanksgiving, but it’s a great way to celebrate. So, maybe I’ll just have all families on the float.”
Although rumors have cropped up suggesting Simpson is heartbroken her former hubby is set to tie the knot with Minnillo, the entertainer recently shot down reports that she had issues with Lachey’s engagement.
“I don’t know where all those rumors came from,” Simpson told Ryan Seacrest on Thursday. “My mom actually called me and said that everyone was saying that I was ’saddened.’ I was just in complete shock. I couldn’t be more happy for Nick.”
She maintained the drama between the two has long since passed, and had nothing but positive things to say about Lachey and his lady.
“Our relationship was over a really long time ago, and it would be nice if everyone could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa,” she said. “I do, and I wish them nothing but the best.”
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