Jessica Simpson was so busy since couple of months. She has been travelling a lot, Middle East to meet troops, while on Thursday night she performed songs from her upcoming Christmas album for a PBS special to air Thanksgiving.
Her dad Joe, sister Ashlee, nephew Bronx - and her boyfriend of several months, Eric Johnson was there to support her. "He went and got a sweater and a bowtie to try to lift my spirits because I've been working extremely hard," Simpson, 30, told PEOPLE after the show. "I laughed my butt off!" She added, "As far as Eric and I go, we're just best friends. He's my dude! I love him." Finally she admitted.
The couple began dating in May, and ever since have been spotted getting cozy across the U.S. and overseas - even celebrating her birthday together in Italy. If the relationship seems like it's getting serious, that's because it is.
Simpson says she and her man are simply enjoying spending time together.
"Tomorrow we're having a long day off," she says. "He loves art. So, we go to art galleries, and he loves photography. It's cool." "This [relationship] is just normal, thank God," she continues. "He's very, very supportive. [I] couldn't ask for a better man in my life right now."