Announcement Comes Less Than Two Weeks after Simpson's Ex-Husband Nick Lachey Announced Engagement to Vanessa Minnillo

HOLLYWOOD (AP/ET) – Look out, Nick. Jessica is engaged now too.

Newly engaged Jessica Simpson was sporting a new accessory on her ring finger over the weekend. The singer/actress, whose rep confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that she’s engaged to Eric Johnson, made an in-store appearance Saturday at a Dillard’s in Kansas to promote her Jessica Simpson Collection. Jessica was wearing what looked to be an engagement ring and according to, it was just that. Simpson representatives, Lauren Auslander and Cindi Berger also tell The Associated Press that the Jessica is indeed, engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson.

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According to the website, Eric proposed to Jessica with a Neil Lane “three-stone ring that features a central ruby flanked by two diamonds.” (see above)

The announcement comes less than two weeks after Jessica Simpson’s former husband and “Newlyweds” co-star Nick Lachey announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

Simpson and Lachey split in 2005 after three years of marriage.

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The 30-year-old Simpson and 31-year-old Johnson — who played for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints — have been dating since May.

Simpson tells People magazine she’ll be singing on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and her fiance and his family will be joining her.

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