Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson Wentz, Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson

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Jessica Simpson's fiancé may have not won over every member of her inner circle, but at least Eric Johnson is already in good with one future family member: Brother-in-law (to be) Pete Wentz.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's hubby had nothing but good things to say when he talked to me about Jess's footballer beau:

"Eric's a really great guy and I think the greatest aspect of Eric is that he makes Jessica genuinely happy. He puts a smile on her face when he's around," Pete dished.

Pete, who's spending the holidays with Jess and Eric and entire Simpson clan in L.A., also shared how he's been bonding with the former pro-footballer.

"He's a really easy guy to get along with," Pete explained via phone. "Me and him play tennis together and we'll just sit around look at funny videos on the Internet, and so I think he's really good guy and really smart and a great match."

Although he'll be celebrating Christmas with Jessica and Eric, Pete says the happy couple will probably do their own thing for New Year's Eve.

Pete will be heading to his hometown of Chicago with Ashlee and baby Bronx in tow to host one of E!'s Ciroc the New Year bashes at the Hard Rock Hotel.

"I think they're probably doing their own thing on New Years. I'm guessing that going to the blustering cold of Chicago is not on the top of their list," he said.

Hey, if Jess and Eric want warmer weather, we can put them on the list for the Miami version of the NYE bash, hosted by Kourtney Kardashian and livestreaming right here on E! Online with yours truly. Let us know, guys!

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