40. Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson
Former football player Eric Johnson and country singer Jessica Simpson met in 2010. Although they got engaged several months into their relationship, it took the couple four years to finally tie the knot. It seems as if Simpson has a type, since Johnson isn’t the first NFL player she’s dated. Shortly before she met Johnson, her two-year relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ended. For a while, their relationship seemed promising, but Romo broke it off one day, to Jessica’s surprise and dismay.
Perhaps the scar of that relationship is the reason why it took her four years to tie the knot with Johnson. Dating an NFL star has its benefits, but it also has a lot of downsides, as Jessica’s relationship with Romo demonstrates; the latter put his career before his relationship, and blamed Jessica for his failures on the field as well as the Cowboys’ failures. However, it seems as if this time around, with Johnson, their loving relationship makes up for her past, failed relationships.