Entertainment Music Jessica Simpson Says She and Eric Johnson 'Learn from Each Other So Much': 'Our Love Is Only Deepening' Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson tied the knot in July 2014, and are proud parents to three kids — daughters Maxwell Drew, 9, and Birdie Mae, 3, plus son Ace Knute, 8 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 15, 2022 05:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson. Photo: Jessica Simpson/Instagram Jessica Simpson is lucky in love with husband Eric Johnson. While chatting with PEOPLE about her partnership with Flonase, the singer and fashion designer, 41, also opens up about married life to Johnson, 42, with whom she shares three children — daughters Maxwell Drew, 9, and Birdie Mae, 3, plus son Ace Knute, 8. Playfully teasing that she will "lose count" of anniversaries and other monumental moments within her relationship to Johnson as the years go by, Simpson tells PEOPLE, however, "I feel like every moment with us, we're growing as long as we're communicating, and our love is only deepening." "I feel like Eric and I learn from each other so much," she continues, adding: "I feel like we're stronger than ever now, [more] than we were even at the beginning." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Jessica Simpson and family. Eric Johnson/Instagram Jessica Simpson Celebrates 11-Year Anniversary with Husband Eric Johnson: 'I Knew the Night We Met' Simpson and Johnson met back in 2010 when a mutual friend invited Johnson to a party. The couple then went on to tie the knot in July 2014. Continuing to speak with PEOPLE, Simpson says that her own relationship — and how in love she is — makes her question other couples who aren't willing to learn and grow with one another. John Shearer/Getty "If you're in a relationship and it feels like it can't ever reach a deeper or a more connected level, I don't know," she says. "I just feel like [Eric and I are] somehow always sinking into something deeper and better." "[If you're with somebody] that doesn't make you feel heard or safe or put you on a pedestal, or just honored in a way, it's not worth it. If you can't be authentically yourself while you're madly in love with somebody, you're not in the right relationship," the mother of three adds. "It's not serving you at all, or the other person, and it's selfish." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Having three children, Simpson also notes, affects her relationship with her husband day in and day out. "Raising kids together, that's powerful. You're creating these amazing humans," she shares. Still, the Dukes of Hazzard star says Johnson can grow frustrated when it comes to raising siblings — given that he is an only child — so Simpson says that she reminds her husband to "just go with the flow." Jessica Simpson Says Daughter Maxwell, 9, Teaches Her a 'Lot About Self-Love': She 'Just Owns It' Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images "It's about communicating and loving somebody," Simpson explains. "We both have the same purpose and the same heart in what we're doing together. And that's important." "If you have different goals, that just takes you apart. And your kids will feel it ... they can feel tension," she adds. "A lot of times, they won't talk about it, but as a child, that's when you start to create insecurities, or know what a relationship is, how to treat people. They're watching." RELATED VIDEO: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Celebrate 7-Year Anniversary: 'I Love You, Babe,' Says Eric Jessica Simpson Says 'It's Hard Not to See Your Flaws' but Loves Her Body After Being 'Every Size' Simpson says that her husband overall is "such a good dad and a good man," adding that he is a "positive light in our family and encourages me to stay in the moment." One important way the couple bonds together, Simpson says, is through their shared love of exercise, which helps keep their bodies — and their relationship — healthy. "For Eric and I, it's so good to walk, because we're creative on walks and we talk through things," she says. "And you're walking through it. It's a really inspiring conversation. "That's good for our relationship, and that's cardio," the Jessica Simpson Collection founder adds with a laugh.