What a difference a couple of years can make. On the eve of her 29th birthday back in 2009, Jessica Simpson was unceremoniously dumped by then-boyfriend Tony Romo. But this year's celebration was decidedly happier thanks to her fiancé, Eric Johnson, who marked the dawning of her 31st year with the ultimate accessory, a Hermès Birkin bag.
"Eric made my birthday!!!" an excited Jess tweeted on Sunday with a photo showing her puckering up with her sizable new orange purse. "I have never been more surprised in my life! Jackie O who?"
No word on whether Johnson, a former NFL player whose employment status remains unclear, went through Simpson's couch cushions to help come up with the estimated $15,000 to pay for the much-coveted bag.