“I feel like a really lucky lady,” a bubbly Simpson, 23, told the program’s Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, before she sang a song from her new CD (to be released Tuesday), Bittersweet World.
Asked if she has a wedding date in mind, Simpson said, “I don’t. Right now we’re just enjoying the engagement.”
And, though a source close to the Simpson family confirmed to PEOPLE that the singer is expecting, she remained mum on the pregnancy buzz. “That’s been going around for a year now,” she replied. “Only time will tell with that.”
After a beat, she added, “I am giving birth to my new record.”
After the commercial break on Today, in fact, Lauer apologized to viewers for not letting Simpson give them a better view of the ring on her finger.
Admiring the diamond, Vieira said, “So elegant. It’s beautiful.”