Despite rumors to the contrary, Jessica and her fiance, Eric Johnson, are sailing along happily, and come November, they’ll declare their everlasting love with an extravagant wedding in Hawaii. Cue Eric high fiving his bros for scoring the best meal ticket ever.
Here’s some more wedding details from In Touch via Celebitchy:
After months of stalling, Jessica Simpson has finally agreed to an “I do” date – 11:11 a.m. on November 11, 2011- and she plans to ensure that her nuptials with Eric Johnson, 31, become the new wedding of the century!
“Jessica will be spending upward of $1 million, easily,” a source close to the singer, 30, tells In Touch of the splashy affair, which will take place on the romantic Hawaiian island of Kauai.
The surprise announcement is a huge relief to Jessica’s friends, who as In Touch previously reported, had all but given hope that the couple would ever make it to the altar. The reason for Jessica’s sudden wedding fever? It’s a last ditch attempt to revive her career, says another insider. “She was devastated when she didn’t get hired to be a judge on The X Factor….”
Now… inspired by the hysteria surrounding the royal wedding, Jessica has hired [planner] Mindy Weiss to oversee a headline-grabbing event that will help her reclaim the spotlight. “She’s flying more than 50 family members and friends to spend a week partying with her and Eric in Hawaii,” a friend of Jessica’s tells In Touch.
Between Weiss’ fee ($150,000), guests airfares ($50,000), rings ($100,000), hair and makeup ($25,000) and flowers ($10,000), the costs are already staggering. “She’s picking up the tab for everything,” says the friend, who notes that Eric is currently jobless.
Jessica refuses to spare any expense – least of all when it comes to her gown. Referring to the now-iconic Alexander McQueen dress worn by her bridal competition, Kate Middleton, Jessica has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring, “I’ll outdo her!”
Oh, girl. There are so many reasons why I worry about Jessica Simpson. Do you think she’s actually going to go through with this ridiculous wedding (of course she will), or will she wise up before it’s too late? Another option: I’m completely wrong about Eric’s character and these two are going to end up together forever with all of the babies she can handle. Psh, as if.