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Simpson to be a newlywed again

JESSICA Simpson has got engaged.

The singer-and-actress is set to wed NFL star Eric Johnson after he proposed to her on Thursday (11.11.10), six months after they started dating.

Her representative said: "Yes, I am excited to confirm that they are engaged."

The 30-year-old star - who was previously married to Nick Lachey for three years until they split in 2005 - showed off her diamond engagement ring yesterday (13.11.10) during a photocall in Kansas while promoting her Jessica Simpson Collection fashion line.

The 'Come On Over' hitmaker began dating Eric in May, three months after the sportsman filed for divorce from stylist Keri Johnson.

News of Jessica's engagement comes just weeks after her ex-husband Nick announced he is set to marry his current partner, Vanessa Minnillo.

Jessica previously hinted she wanted to marry Eric, 31, and have children with him.

She said recently: "I am from the south so I've definitely dreamed of being married my whole life and having children, so hopefully that's in my future."

The blonde beauty also praised the footballer for making her happier than ever.

She said: "He definitely makes me very happy. 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."
 


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