Jessica Simpson Passes on Prenupâ€”Again!
Jessica Simpson apparently didn’t retain the financial lessons from her costly 2006 divorce from Nick Lachey.
PopEater reports that the singer/actress—who became engaged to her current boyfriend, football player Eric Johnson, over the weekend—has once again declined to ask for a prenuptial agreement, despite Lachey walking away from their marriage with a sizable chunk of cash. According to an insider,
“Nick walked away with over $10 million of her money when they divorced, because they had no prenup. You would think she would have learned her lesson. But where romance is concerned, Jess follows her heart not her head.”
That could end up being a costly decision. While estimates of Simpson’s worth vary, in 2009 she told Vanity Fair that her overall brand is worth $400 million.
The lack of a prenup isn’t sitting too well with her father/manager, Joe Simpson. According to a family friend, Papa Joe is publicly giving his blessing to the engagement, while privately fuming that she would risk her fortune, 10 percent of which goes to him in the form of managerial fees:
“At the moment, Joe is sitting back and being a great father, supporting his daughter and his future son-in-law. However, you can bet after all the excitement has died down, Joe is going to do everything in his power to make sure Jessica doesn’t walk down the aisle until Eric signs away any right he might have to Jessica’s enormous fortune.”
Though Simpson and Johnson have been dating since May, Johnson only recently finalized a divorce from his first wife, Keri.