Jessica Simpson would be lost without Eric Johnson's support.

The 35-year-old star credits the former NFL player for helping her to juggle their children, Maxwell, three, and Ace, two, with her busy fashion line.

Asked if her husband helps her with her brand, she told Us Weekly: ''He is very supportive, but he's definitely a father first. And he's an amazing husband. I tell him I have to go to an approval meeting, and he's like, 'OK, I'll take Maxwell to horseback riding lessons. [He] wants me to keep doing what I've been doing.''

The blonde beauty's range has been valued at over $1 billion and she is very grateful to her father, Joe Simpson, for ''putting together'' the deal more than 10 years ago and her mother, TINA SIMPSON, because she ''keeps it going.''

Despite being very close to his daughters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Joe recently admitted he didn't feel ''respected'' as their manager.

The budding fashion photographer said: ''For the last 16 years or 17 years, I've been 'Ashlee Simpson's father' or 'Jessica Simpson's father'. Every time, my adjective is, 'Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson.'

''I started out being respected [as a psychologist], then of course no one respects a father/manager, so I had no respect and I would just like to be respected as a photographer; someone to say, 'Wow, look - he does have talent.' ''