After four years and two children together, Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson apparently sealed the deal this weekend with a wedding at San Ysidro Ranch outside Santa Barbara.
More than 250 guests turned out Saturday to watch the fashionista and singer marry the former NFL tight end, according to People. Guests included celebrity couples Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb and, of course, sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross.
“We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,” newlyweds Johnson, 34, and Simpson, 33, said in a statement given to People. “To say ‘I do’ in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives.”
Despite the toned body Simpson showed off in May, it seems she rocked a wedding dress that left a bit to the imagination. According to People, which posted a sketch of the design, the custom, champagne-colored, gold-embroidered Carolina Herrera gown was strapless and fitted through the bodice and waist but featured a big, multilayered skirt. She complemented it with Neil Lane jewelry and Brian Atwood shoes, the magazine said.
The happy event has been on Simpson’s to-do list for a while: She and Johnson got engaged in 2010, but it apparently took a few years before the time was right for a wedding (the second one for each of them). The pair welcomed their daughter Maxwell Drew in May 2012 and son Ace Knute in June 2013.
“I already feel like we’re like an old married couple already,” Simpson said in January on “Good Morning America,” expressing zero doubt that she and Johnson would tie the knot. “If he wanted to run, he could have run when I was hormonal and pregnant.” When the pair held a joint bachelor-bachelorette party in Los Angeles last month, with dinner, dancing and toasts, it seemed the wedding had to be around the corner. It sure was.
We just know Jessica was a sight to be seen, and we’re sure the wedding guests were floored at her bridal beauty! Jessica and Eric’s special day was perfect. “We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,” the couple told People. So sweet!
Jess and Eric met in 2010 at a party, but it wasn’t until July 2010 that they made their relationship official with a romantic holiday on the island of Capri, Italy, where the pair rang in Jessica’s 30th birthday. Later that year, on November 14, Jess announced her engagement to Eric, and just days after news broke that her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo!
Almost a year later, on Halloween 2011, Jessica broke the news of her first pregnancy on Twitter and gave birth on May 1, 2012, to baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson. While some may have thought the wedding was in the works, a surprise pregnancy to baby number two put the couple’s marriage plans on the back burner. Jess took to Twitter to announce her second pregnancy on Christmas Day, 2012. On June 20, 2013, the happy couple welcomed baby boy Ace Knute Johnson to the world.
With two babies and a new, post-baby body, Jessica was finally ready to take the next step in her relationship with Eric and we couldn’t be happier for the couple!