Photo: Jessica Simpson Shares First Official Wedding Photo!
As BWW reported earlier this week, Jessica Simpson wed fiance Eric Johnson on July 5th. The happy couple told PEOPLE that the event was, "the happiest moment of our lives." The 34-year-old singer donned a Carolina Herrera gown and veil, along with Neil Lane diamond earrings. "The whole weekend was magical for us," Simpson gushed to PEOPLE. "We feel complete."
Today, PEOPLE exclusively shares the couple's first official wedding photo (at left). The magazine will have all the details about the wedding, including Simpson's exclusive wedding album, in their upcoming issue hitting newstands this Friday.
Simpson tells PEOPLE that it was her 2-year-old flower girl Maxwell and 1-year-old ring bearer Ace who really garnered all the attention on the big day. "Before I walked out, I kept hearing all the applause, so my kids got standing ovations!" she explains.
"I saw my gorgeous wife coming towards me and she was crying," reveals the groom. "I think my heart was exploding a little bit."
Simpson rose to fame with the release of her debut single, "I Wanna Love You Forever", which peaked inside the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, her debut album Sweet Kisses went on to be certified 2x Platinum in the United States, and sold over four million copies worldwide. Her 2001 single "Irresistible" became her second Top 20 hit, while the album of the same name became her first to enter the Top 10 of theBillboard 200, and went on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Her third studio album, In This Skin, went on to become her best selling album worldwide, receiving a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA and peaking at number 2 on theBillboard 200, her highest charting album to date. Following the release of a Christmas album, Simpson released A Public Affair in 2006, and the album became her third Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released Do You Know. In October 2010, she released her first compilation album and last album under the label of Epic Records, with the name Playlist: The Very Best of Jessica Simpson. A month later she released her second Christmas album Happy Christmas under the label eleveneleven and Primary Wave Records (owned by EMI). She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA certified studio albums, four of which have reached the top 10 on the US Billboard 200. Simpson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Starting in 2003, Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV Reality Show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The show aired from 2003 to 2005. After her divorce from Lachey, Simpson appeared in films including The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Employee of the Month (2006), and Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008).
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