Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas ) is an American singer, actress, television personality and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since then, she has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies & ads, launched a line of hair & beauty products, and designed fragrances, shoes and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas. She’s achieved 7 Billboard Top 40 hits, has 2 gold and 3 multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. Simpson married Nick Lachey on 22 October, 2002 and starred with him in the hit MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She filed for divorce on December 16, 2005. On June 30, 2006 Jessica and Nick’s divorce was finalized. She is the older sister of singer Ashlee Simpson. She is currently engaged to Eric Johnson and has 1 daughter with him, Maxwell Drew Johnson born 1st May 2012.