Jessica Simpson's friends are worried her new man Eric Johnson is using her to get famous.
Jessica Simpson's friends fear her new boyfriend is using her to get famous.
The singer-and-actress began dating ex-NFL player Eric Johnson last month but her pals are worried he is just using Jessica so he can raise his profile.
Speaking about Eric - who graduated from the prestigious Yale University - a friend of Jessica's said: "I don't care if he's so smart and all that, I get the sense he's more interested in people knowing he's dating Jessica Simpson rather than truly caring about Jess and her needs."
According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, another friend insists he is a "fame whore... the kind of guy who is really into dating famous women".
Eric further raised suspicions among Jessica's pals by dropping out of a two-year MBA business course at the University of Pennsylvania to study the prestigious Wharton school so he could spend more time with Jessica.
However, friends of Eric - who split from his wife earlier this year and filed for divorce in February - insist his feelings are genuine and he is smitten with the blonde star.
One pal argued: "Bulls**t! That's totally ridiculous and wrong. He is a really good guy and he's as nuts about Jessica as she is about him."