After debunking so many wrong rumors about Jessica Simpson, we’re pleased to verify some nice news.
Simpson is indeed dating former NFL tight end Eric Johnson, a source close to the star confirms to Gossip Cop.
Johnson split from his wife earlier this year. He’s had stints with the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints.
Well, who the hell would guess this one coming???? Now let us try and find some more about him.
This is the blog I found:
I have to admit, when I saw the TMZ headline that Jessica Simpson was dating a 49ers tight end, I thought to myself: Wow, Vernon Davis is having a helluva year. Then I thought, ‘Is she going to curse the 49ers like she did Tony Romo’s Cowboys two years ago?’ But the story is that Simpson, 29, is dating an ex 49ers tight end, Eric Johnson, 30, which is a surprise in itself. Johnson is about as straight-laced as NFL players come. (The guy drives a Prius for crying out loud).
The last time we heard from Johnson, who led the 49ers in receiving in 2004, he was playing for the New Orleans Saints in 2007. He said at the time that he and his wife were enjoying the city. According to TMZ, Johnson and his wife filed for divorce in February. Johnson was drafted by the 49ers in 2001 out of Yale, which means he probably knows the difference between tuna and chicken.
— Matt Barrows
Eric Maxwell Johnson (born September 15, 1979 in Needham, Massachusetts) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Yale. Was married to Keri Johnson, but recently got a divorce. According to TMZ in July of 2010, Johnson and Jessica Simpson are currently dating. Johnson attended Yale University, where he played wide receiver. He caught 21 receptions for 244 yards in Yale‘s come-from-behind victory against Harvard in the 1999 Harvard-Yale Game, including the game-winning touchdown catch. he played on San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. He has 1.91m and weights about that much….
SOOO, No way in hell will Jess leave her HUGE platforms behind, since her love for Tall man is still very much alive =). He is on her 30’s, divorced – not a Long Time ago and I hope that won’t be a deal with tabs, he is currently unemployed – can devote all his time to Jess – let’s see how he handle the pressure of dating Jess.
She did say she was taking the summer off. And the casino Opening was the last thing she had to go public as I know, so maybe they take off somewhere private. Hope this is the one. MAY YOU HAVE ALL THE GOOD LUCK IN THE WORLD JESS!!!