Jessica Simpson is a name that needs no introduction. She has been in news recently for Amazon Original Story. In the story, she has made some unknown revelations regarding her secret affair with a mega movie star. The name is a mystery but we have tried our speculative instinct. Today, we will take you through Jessica Simpson dating history.
Jessica Simpson is a leading singer, and actress best known for her fashion and lifestyle designs.
Ever since her career evolution, she has been dating or (to put it aptly), she has been linked with quite a lot of men in the industry.
Who is Jessica Simpson?
Jessica was born on July 10, 1980, in Abilene, Texas. She used to perform in church choirs as a child. In 1997, she was signed with Columbia Records at the age of seventeen.
Her debut album, Sweet Kisses sold two million copies. In 2001, her second album, Irresistible, became another entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was given a Gold certificate by RIAA.
Not only music, she also appeared on the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica from 2003 to 2005 with her then-husband, Nick Lachey.
In 2010, she appeared in The Price of Beauty. Jessica also appeared as a judge on Fashion Star for two seasons.
She didn’t stop there. Jessica launched The Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005. The brand has 34 product categories and has earned over $1 billion in revenue.
Before we tell you about Jessica Simpson dating history, let us take you through her on-screen appearances over the years that made her popular.
Music Albums by Jessica Simpson
- Sweet Kisses (1999)
- Irresistible (2001)
- In This Skin (2003)
- ReJoyce: The Christmas Album (2004)
- A Public Affair (2006)
- Do You Know (2008)
- Happy Christmas (2010)
Television appearances by Jessica
|Year||Television show||Appeared as|
|2002–2003||That ’70s Show||Annette|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Miranda Evans|
|2003–2005||Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica||Herself|
|2004||The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour||Herself|
|2004||Nick and Jessica’s Family Christmas||Herself|
|2004–2005||The Ashlee Simpson Show||Herself|
|2008||Dancing with the Stars||Guest Performer|
|2009||I Get That a Lot||Herself|
|2010||Project Runway||Guest judge|
|2010||The Price of Beauty||Herself|
|2012||The Biggest Loser||Herself|
|2012–2013||Fashion Star||Judge / Mentor|
|2014||Funny or Die Presents||Daisy Duke|
|2018||Ashlee + Evan||Herself|
Movies of Jessica
|Year||Movie Appearances||Appeared as|
|2002||The Master of Disguise||Herself|
|2005||The Dukes of Hazzard||Daisy Duke|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Amy Renfro|
|2007||Blonde Ambition||Katie Gregerstitch|
|2008||The Love Guru||Herself|
|2008||Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous||Megan Valentine|
Jessica Simpson Dating History at a glance
Simpson has been through a roller coaster ride in terms of her relationships. She hasn’t been lucky enough to have found the man of her dreams until she met Eric Johnson.
We have compiled a list of Jessica Simpson dating history to let our viewers know more about the singer-turned-fashion star.
1. Jensen Ackles – 1998
Jessica was only 18 when she first fell for Jensen Ackles. It was a brief affair until she was cheated on, by Jensen’s ex.
Reportedly, she was heartbroken by an “actor on Days of our Lives” who was “dating LeAnn Rimes at the time he professed his love to her”.
Their relationship could last a couple of months and they parted ways.
Surprisingly, some reports say, that the two have never dated. It was instead Jessica’s father to arrange her meeting with Jensen (because she was an alleged fan). She thought that they were dating but they never did.
Although we don’t consider this to be true because Simpson revealed dating Jensen on MTV’s Newlyweds. We want our readers to know every possible thing.
2. Nick Lachey – 1998 to 2006
Jessica and Nick met at a Christmas party in 1998. Reports claim that it was love at first sight.
Reportedly, Nick Lachey, singer of 98 degrees, told his mother that he will marry Simpson someday.
Apparently, the couple married in 2002 after dating for almost four years. The couple also appeared on MTV’s Newlyweds for three seasons.
She has mentioned an instance with Nick Lackey in her memoir, Open Book. Jessica mentioned that Nick wanted to sign a prenup before the wedding and she got offended about the same. She always thought that they were a powerful couple and would be together for a lifetime.
Surprisingly, the couple parted ways in 2006 and announced their divorce.
3. Johnny Knoxville – 2004
However, we can’t say if they actually dated! Simpson wrote in her Open Book about having an emotional affair with Johnny.
She mentioned, “I could share my deepest authentic thoughts with him, and he didn’t roll his eyes at me. He actually liked that I was smart and embraced my vulnerabilities. He believed in me and made me feel I could do anything.”
Johnny and Jessica met at the sets of the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ movie. Johnny has constantly denied his link-ups or affair with Jessica. One of the reasons for his denial could be, both Johnny and Jessica were married.
There are no shreds of evidence as such, that claims Jessica cheated on Nick with Johnny.
4. Adam Levine – 2004
During Jessica’s marriage with Nick, there were rumours of an affair between Adam Levine and Jessica in 2004.
Though both have been in constant denial about these reports, there is no evidence to prove the stance.
However, Simpson was seen leaving the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles after her divorce from Nick in 2006. The two had reportedly spent the night together that time.
5. Bam Margera – 2005
During an interview with Sirius XM Radio, actor Bam Margera admitted that he slept with Jessica Simpson while she was married to Nick Lachey.
He remembered the exact date as well. Reportedly it was April 11, 2005.
The two met at an MTV party. Bam’s engagement broke amid rumours of Jessica and his affair.
6. Dane Cook
Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook were reported in a brief relationship in 2006. The two were busy filming Employee of the Month.
Years later, in an interview, Dane said, “She said one day, ‘Are we making a movie?’ That was kind of dumb.”
The actress was left shocked after such a statement by her co-actor.
7. John Mayer – 2006 to 2007
In her Open Book, Jessica mentioned her relationship with John Mayer as ’emotionally abusive’.
Although the couple reportedly shared a passionate relationship, Jessica’s Open Book twisted the rumours.
The couple were always on and off in their relationship. According to Jessica, they broke up around nine times during the course of the relationship. She wrote in Open Book, “We were great at intimacy. We were great at loving each other. That was easy, but the relationship was very complex.”
Furthermore, she added that John repeatedly told her that he had an obsession with her, both sexually and emotionally.
8. Tony Romo – 2007 to 2009
After being in relationship with artists, Jessica finally took break and tried her with NFL pro Tony Romo. The duo started dating in November 2007.
Tony reportedly dumped Jessica, a night before her 29th birthday in 2009.
Even after the couple’s split, Jessica says that she still communicates with him because of the strong bond that they shared.
In her memoir, the Open Book, Jessica mentioned that the reason of her breakup was John Mayer. Tony reportedly saw an email sent to her by John and called off the relationship.
Jessica mentioned, “John had said all these things, practically asking my parents for my hand in marriage while I was in a serious relationship. Swearing to me up and down that he was a changed man,” she added. “Now here I was, ready to pledge my love back, and to kiss him as the curtain came down. And it fell on my head… All this time, all those years, he was breaking up with me to torture himself enough to get good material.”
“It felt inevitable to be in love with John, so I continued talking to him for months. But I knew now not to let him get close enough to shoot me down again,” she added.
9. Billy Corgan – 2009
There were rumours of Jessica and Billy dating in the late 2009. They both had cute and strong admiration for each other but never really claimed that as a relationship.
In an interview, Jessica claimed that she was single when she Billy. Also, she mentioned that Billy was her dearest friend.
10. Eric Johnson – 2010 to present
In May 2010, Simpson started dating former NFL athlete Eric Johnson. Eric started dating while he was still married to his then wife, Keri D’Angelo.
There are still debates about Eric’s marriage with Keri while dating Jessica because their divorce was finalized in October 2010.
Eric and Jessica welcomed their first child together, daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, in May 2012. In June 2013, they welcomed their second child, son Ace Knute Johnson.
The couple married in July 2014. Their third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson, was born in March last year.
The couple has been together ever since.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Jessica Simpson rich?
Her net worth is estimated at $200 million
2. Is Jessica married?
Jessica is married to Eric Johnson
3. Does she have kids?
Yes. She has three kids with husband, Eric Johnson
4. What does Jessica do for a living?
She is a singer, actress and runs her own fashion brand
5. Are Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson friends?
Yes. After their daughters North and Maxwell respectively became friends
While looking at Jessica Simpson dating history, we can say that she has been through a rough patch in her relationships.
Jessica hasn’t been lucky enough in love until she met Eric Johnson.
From being exploited as a teen, to body shaming, to emotionally abusive relationship, to being dumped for no reason; she has seen it all. She also had been under alcohol influence post her traumatic relationships and their heartbreaking endings.
Nevertheless, she has found the man of her dreams and is happily married now.
We wish her the same happiness for her life.