Well this is about as surprising as the fact that a night with Paris Hilton will result in a Valtrex prescription. Jessica Simpson reportedly paid for her own engagement ring.
Her now fiancé, Eric Johnson, is jobless after being released from the New Orleans Saints in 2008. He hasn’t been picked up by another football team and it doesn’t look like he will be playing in the NFL anytime soon. So, this begs the question how did he pay for the $100K 4 carat ruby engagement ring? (Click HERE for photos of Simpson showing off the Neil Lane creation.)
“No way could Eric, who doesn’t have a job at the moment, afford to purchase such an expensive ring,” a friend of Jessica’s tells me. “Yes, he made a little bit of money in the NFL and is from a wealthy family, but unless his parents helped him out, Jessica must have paid for it herself.”
Because Jessica’s has been outsmarted by a can of tuna, it doesn’t surprise me that she doesn’t want a prenup either. Her father won’t let that happen, but her friends and family are smacking their heads in frustration over her lack of sense.
“First, we find out that Jessica doesn’t want to have a prenup, and now we find out that she might have paid for her own ring. It just doesn’t feel right to me,” a family friend tells me. “We all want Jessica to be happy and finally find true love after all she has been through, but she doesn’t understand that in the long run if she pays for everything it will hurt her relationship with any man.”
You’d think she would have learned after Nick walked away with $10 million following their divorce. Apparently, the lesson worked as well as being smacked on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. Perhaps little sock puppets putting on a play explaining that if Jessica has 100 corndogs then Eric could take 50 of her corndogs and eat them with another blonde trick if she doesn’t get a prenup would work.