Jessica Simpson is a Newlywed again: Singer-actress-fashion designer Jessica Simpson wed former NFL player Eric Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on Saturday. The ceremony wrapped up two days of pre-wedding festivities — including an Independence Day BBQ — hosted by the longtime couple.
The couple said their “I Dos” in front of approximately 250 guests; among them, sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiancé Evan Ross, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, and best friend CaCee Cobb and her husband, actor Donald Faison. Jessica — whose journey of healthy living has been documented through her spokeswork with Weight Wathcers — wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown.
After a year of dating, Jessica and Eric first announced their engagement in 2010. Making it down the aisle, however, would take nearly four years. In the meantime, Eric and Jessica got busy (literally) expanding their family. Daughter Maxwell was born in May 2012. A son, Ace, was born just 13 months later.
The Johnson kids were front at Saturday nuptials. Ace acted as ring bearer. Maxwell was a flower girl, escorted down the aisle by cousin Bronx, Ashlee’s five-year-old son.
This is the second marriage for both bride and groom. The busty Texan was famously wed to popster Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006. The union was the subject of the hit MTV reality soap Newlyweds.