Apparently, Jessica Simpson's friends have been telling tales to the tabloids. Either that, or the tabloids decided that someone who once went to a Jessica Simpson concert 5 years ago and has an active imagination could be a friend. Hey, it happens. When they don't use their imagination like that, the tabloids just say a source and not a friend.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. So, this new boyfriend of hers, Eric Johnson, does not have a job and has not had a steady job since he quit playing football. His wife is living in the marital home, so Eric moved in with Jessica and lives at her place. Despite having no job, he did go to Italy with her, where she paid for their $3,000-a-night hotel suite and $5,000-a-day yacht. And all their meals, shopping, etc. He probably did buy her a card for her birthday, though, so that's nice. Maybe a gelato, too.
The whole point of the article is that her friends think he is using her for her money and fame. Wow, who would have guessed? I say she can do whatever she wants. If the situation was reversed, no one would care. It happens all the time. The reason I care is that I think Jessica is a very nice person, and she will probably get dumped eventually, and then have to go through this whole process again. Or, she could just call John Mayer.