The fashion mogul weds former NFL player Eric Johnson, PEOPLE confirms exclusively
Jessica Simpson tied the knot with former NFL player Eric Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
“We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,” the newlyweds told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement on Saturday.
“To say ‘I do’ in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives.”
Simpson, 33, wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown to exchange vows with Johnson, 34, in front of more than 250 guests, including Ashlee Simpson and her fiancé Evan Ross, Jessica Alba, Cash Warren, CaCee Cobb and Donald Faison.
The couple’s son, Ace, who just turned 1, served as a ring bearer and their daughter, Maxwell, 2, walked down the aisle as a flower girl accompanied by Ashlee’s 5-year-old son, Bronx.
Simpson started dating Johnson four years ago, when they were introduced by mutual friends, and the pair instantly fell for one another.
“I couldn’t ask for a better man in my life right now,” Simpson told PEOPLE in 2010. “I’m in a great place and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”
Johnson took her up on that offer and proposed in November 2010 with a stunning ruby engagement ring by Neil Lane.
But wedding plans were put on hold – twice.
“I definitely look forward to the day that I can look into his eyes and make that commitment that we both really long for,” Simpson told PEOPLE last year. “He’s just got to stop knocking me up!”
In May, she posted a photo of the two of them on Instagram with the caption: “I can’t wait to marry you!!!”
For all the details about Jessica Simpson’s wedding – and her exclusive wedding album – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday!