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Jessica Simpson is smitten with Eric Johnson, and she's dishing all kinds of details about their relationship.

"As far as Eric and I go, we're just best friends. He's my dude! I love him," she tells People.com.

"This [relationship] is just normal, thank God," she adds. "He's very, very supportive. [I] couldn't ask for a better man in my life right now… I'm very happy, I'm in a great place and if right now could last forever, I'd take it."

So, how do the bubbly blond and former pro-football player spend their downtime?

"He loves art. So, we go to art galleries, and he loves photography. It's cool," she says.

Jessica also says she and Eric plan to spend Thanksgiving together in New York.

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