It might have taken a few years, but Jessica Simpson is married (again)! On Saturday, July 5, the effervescent blonde tied the knot with her long-time love and baby daddy Eric Johnson in a ceremony at the posh celeb haunt San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif.
Though the two have been engaged since 2010, they were in no rush to make it official. Rather Simpson and Johnson, a former NFL player, embraced a couple welcome detours along the road: the births of daughter Maxwell, 2 years, and son Ace, 13 months.
This being the second marriage for both Simpson and Johnson, the pair opted for a more romantic, close-knit affair. The July 4th weekend kicked off with a wedding rehearsal BBQ bash before the Saturday ceremony on the Ranch’s lush lawn. Amongst the 250 or so guests, a few stood out, such as sister Ashlee Simpson (also engaged, to Evan Ross) and bestie CaCee Cobb, who were bridesmaids. Jessica Alba, who attended with hubby Cash Warren (a fellow Yale alum like Johnson) Topher Grace and Donald Faison were also there to celebrate.
But rest assured all eyes were on the glowing bride. According to People, Simpson chose a romantic custom Carolina Herrera gown for the walk down the aisle. “We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,” Simpson told the mag. “To say ‘I do’ in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives.”
Congrats to the lovely pair! From bubbly teenager to happily married mom of two, Simpson has literally grown up before our eyes. See her transformation over the years!