Jessica Simpson, NFL Beau Engaged
She's finally, finally, finally off the market again
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2010 12:38 PM CST
Jessica Simpson watches and NBA basketball game with her boyfriend Eric Johnson in Dallas on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

(Newser) – If Nick Lachey can't put you off marriage, nothing will: Jessica Simpson, who divorced the ex-boy band star in 2005, is headed down the aisle again, this time with a former NFLer. No, not that one. Eric Johnson, former 49er and Simpson's beau of six months, popped the question Thursday—which, UsMag notes, is a mere few days after Lachey proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo. Ah, the coincidence.

Johnson "definitely makes me very happy," Simpson told USA Today. "He brings out a lot of light in me and makes me very comfortable being who I am. It's nice to be with somebody who praises you for the right reasons." But, sigh, first the holiday planning: "Having a boyfriend through the holidays, we're going to see how that all splits up," Simpson told Ryan Seacrest last week. For more on the happily betrothed, click here.