Dear Eric Johnson…

We all know that the moment you break up with someone you enter into an all out race between you and your ex to find love and happiness.  The first one to that finish line gets to passive-aggressively rub this happiness in their ex’s face via strategically placed pictures on Facebook or, for celebs, PerezHilton and US Weekly.  For Jessica Simpson, this race began in June of 2006 and a week ago I would’ve said her chances for victory were slim thanks to the recent engagement of Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.  Today, however, I’m happy to report that she has a real fighting chance!

Turns out that Jessica’s summer fling with Eric Johnson (I know, I know, you’re like “who?!”) turned into something pretty serious.  Dating since May, Eric is that guy who went to Yale, played for the NFL and turned down an acceptance to Wharton to get his MBA in order to stay in LA with Jessica.  Because when you think of Jessica Simpson, don’t you instantly think “Ivy League”?

Now that we’re in the final stretch of this relationship Cannonball Run, I’m not sure who will get down the aisle first.  I am sure, however, that we’ll likely see both these nuptials on the VH1 or MTV’s 2011 lineup.  Who ever expected Newlyweds to have a sequel?!

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9 Responses to “Dear Eric Johnson…”

  1. Jamey Straw says:

    i would like to say i dont’t care and will give the marriage about 3 yrs……but it is almost thanksgiving so i will be nice and wish her luck and hope things work for her…

  2. Don’t knock someone getting engaged after just 6 months. My hubby proposed to me after 4 days!! Yes, 4 days and I said yes and we married 14 months later. Now we have been married for 26 happy years and have a wonderful 20 year old son. It can happen if you meet the right person. I wish her the best and hope she will finally have her happy ending.

  3. Claudia says:

    I think “relationship Cannonball Run” pretty much sums it up. Sadly it just all reminded me of that Friends episode where Rachel wanted Joshua to propose b/c Ross was engaged to Emily. So according to MustSeeTV – Nick and Jessica will have an out of wedlock child together and realize they were always meant to be together??

  4. Jenni and Hunter says:

    I just want to say…did you see her engagement ring?

  5. Karin Tanabe says:

    Thoughts on the ruby? I guess you can take the gal out of Texas but…

  6. admin says:

    Ugh, the ring?! If you’re gonna spend $100k on a ring, don’t blow it on a ruby!

  7. Travis Dyas says:

    How long have they been dating, five months? They barely know eachother! I highly doubt it’s going to last. And they had to do it a few days after Nick and Vanessa announced their engagement? They couldn’t let them have their moment? That’s ridiculous.

  8. Alana says:

    “Cannonball run”…. I love it! BTW, the tailgate next to me a couple weeks ago made cannonballs. And hard sauce (so to speak…)