Jessica Simpson Says Her Heart Is “So Taken” With Husband Eric Johnson in Birthday Tribute

Jessica Simpson shared the sweetest shoutout to husband Eric Johnson in honor of his birthday: "My heart is so taken with this man, I could hardly call it my own."

By Kisha Forde Sep 20, 2023 3:19 PMTags
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Eric Johnson still takes Jessica Simpson's breath away.

Case in point? The former NFL player, who recently celebrated turning 44, received a special shoutout from his wife on social media in honor of the occasion. The "Public Affair" singer—who shares kids Maxwell, 11, Ace, 10, and Birdie, 4, with Eric—shared a series of family photos to Instagram.

"Eric turned 44 on Sept 15 and his family gave him all the love cells we have to celebrate his life," Jessica, 43, wrote alongside her Sept. 19 post. "My heart is so taken with this Man, I could hardly call it my own….We love youuuu."

The clothing designer also added a note about her husband of nine years being MIA from the Internet, writing, "(he ain't an Instagram guy, but I always think the more good wishes the better)."

And not only was Eric on the receiving end of well wishes from followers and fans, but Jessica's sister Ashlee Simpson also chimed in to gush over her brother-in-law.

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's Steamiest Pics

"We love you so very much EJ best uncle and brother," the 38-year-old commented. "We all love your fun creative, magnetic energy!"

This isn't the first time, of course, that Jessica has hinted at how much she wants to love Eric forever. In fact, back in March, the Dukes of Hazzard star shared a PDA-filled glimpse at a recent getaway spent with her "lover."

But there's magnetic energy where that came from. Keep reading for more of the couple's cutest family pics.

Birthday Dad

Jessica Simpson rang in husband Eric Johnson's 44th birthday with their kids—Maxwell Drew, Ace Knute and Birdie Mae—on Sept. 15, 2023.

Nothing But Love

"My heart is so taken with this Man, I could hardly call it my own," the fashion designer wrote in her birthday tribute to Eric. "We love youuuu."

Valentine's Style

"Whole Lotta Love," Jessica wrote on Instagram as her daughter Birdie wore Claire's heart-shaped sunglasses on Valentine's Day. 

Spring Break

The family of five enjoyed a fun-in-the-sun getaway—and shared the pics to prove it!—in April 2022.

Easter Bunch

Jessica posted this selfie of herself with Eric and their kids on Easter Sunday 2021.

Happy Birthday, Birdie

The family celebrates Birdie Mae's second birthday.

Birdie Is 2!

Jessica and Eric appear with Birdie Mae at her second birthday party.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Fans can certainly see a resemblance between these two.

Fun in the Sun

These ladies had a blast during the family's trip to Hawaii in 2019.

Johnson's Kiddos

"Besties for life," Jessica Simpson captioned this sweet snap of her oldest kids, Maxwell and Ace.

Sibling Screams

Summer calls for screaming with your baby sister, duh!

Birthday Bunch

On her seventh birthday, Maxwell ate cake for breakfast and the whole family joined in.

Happy Easter

The family was decked out in their Sunday best for Easter 2019.

School Sibs

Private school uniforms never looked so cute!

Birdie's Nest

Jessica celebrated her future-daughter Birdie's baby shower in style with all the ladies in her life in January 2019.

Merry Christmas

"Church ready  #THEJOHNSONS," the singer wrote on her Instagram. 


The "I Wanna Love You Forever" singer knows how to throw a good birthday party. On June 30, she posted a family pic from Ace's fifth birthday to Instagram writing, "Baseball and Parrots- a five-year-old's dream come true! #ACEKNUTE #5 #Parrotdise #GreenSox."

Minnie Mouse Moms

I May 2018, the Simpson ladies took their daughters to Disneyland and it was filled with "Minnie" memories.

Let it Go!

While in New York, the family of four went to see Frozen on Broadway and they were all smiles.

The Greatest Showgirl

For Maxwell's sixth birthday the family had a Greatest Showman themed bash and it looked amazing.

Pretty in Pink

The floral four smile for an Easter family portrait in color-coordinated pink suits and dresses. The singer and her little girl look absolutely adorable in their matching prints!

Lucky Duo

Jess's two cuties look festive in green and gold as they smile for an adorable St. Patrick's Day pic.

Country Halloween

No family does Halloween better than the Simpson-Johnson fam.

Totally Tropical

The tropical crew huddle together in a photo from Ace's Moana-themed fourth birthday party, complete with two actors playing Moana and Maui from the popular film in July 2017.

Maxwell's Mermaids

Mermaid magic was the theme of Maxwell's fifth birthday...can you tell?

Fabulous Photoshoot

The fashion mogul goes behind-the-scenes to sneak a snap of her kids looking picture-perfect for their school photos. 

Halloween Crew

Sandy and Danny had a lot to handle with their parrot and octopus kids on Halloween in 2016.

Excited Explorers

Jess blows a kiss to the camera as her little explorers pose with their mouths wide open during a family getaway. We can't get enough of these travel buddies!

Adorable Aviators

The two mini-Simpsons cheese at the foot of an airplane with their Toy Story Woody doll. Mama Simpson posted a pic of the duo to Instagram writing, "Up Up and Away #maxidrew #aceknute."

Cute Cuddles

The sibling lookalikes show off their pearly smiles as they hold each other in a tight hug. Jess shared the sibling love on Instagram, writing, "Brown-eyed man and blue-eyed lady #aceknute #maxidrew #siblinglove."

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