Jessica Simpsons new fiance played in the NFL for 6 years, and even had a pretty good season in 2004, but he hasn't had a team for 2 years now and never had a big contract. In other words he's almost certainly broke, so before he proposed to Jessica, she had to go buy herself a ring and then pretend to be surprised. Popeater says...
The sight of Jessica Simpson's $100,000 ruby-and-diamond Neil Lane engagement ring alone is enough to make you gasp, but the fact that she may have purchased it herself is enough to bring you to tears. "No way could Eric, who doesn't have a job at the moment, afford to purchase such an expensive ring," a friend of Jessica's tells me. "Yes, he made a little bit of money in the NFL and is from a wealthy family, but unless his parents helped him out, Jessica must have paid for it herself."
What kind of woman would go buy her own wedding ring? A desperate one.
"First, we find out that Jessica doesn't want to have a prenup, and now we find out that she might have paid for her own ring. It just doesn't feel right to me," a family friend tells me. "We all want Jessica to be happy and finally find true love after all she has been through, but she doesn't understand that in the long run if she pays for everything it will hurt her relationship with any man."
Gee what a surprise that Jessica picked out diamonds with a ruby in the middle. A ring with a red center? Fatty probably thought it was a jelly doughnut.