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Jessica Simpson finally set a wedding date!

Jessica Simpson and New Boyfriend Eric Johnson leaving the restaurant Quality Meats

We haven’t heard much from Jessica Simpson at all lately, and that’s a good thing (for her, because it gives her family privacy – no shade on JSimps here!). However, now she’s back in the spotlight because guess what: she’s finally set a wedding date! Woo hoo!

Jessica got engaged to boyfriend / father of her children Eric Johnson back in November 2010 and it’s only now that they’ve apparently decided to move forward with the ceremony.

From US Weekly:

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson will be starting their marriage with a bang! The star, 33, and her fiance, 34, plan to tie the knot in a wedding over the July 4 weekend, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The couple — who have two kids together, daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 10 months — will say “I do” in Santa Barbara, Calif., the source says. (As previously reported by Us Weekly, they originally planned to wed in Capri, Italy, but decided it was “too much” to ask their friends to fly to Europe.)

Another interesting detail about their upcoming nuptials? Like Kaley Cuoco, Avril Lavigne, and Jessica Biel before her, Simpson isn’t wearing white. “Jessica is having something unique made,” the source shares. “It will be very different from the Vera Wang she wore to wed Nick Lachey [in 2002].”

Well, thank God for that, I suppose? A summer wedding seems like a recipe for disaster to me – so much heat! so much sweat! – but best of luck to them. The relationship has lasted nearly five years now, so it looks like these two just might make it.

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