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Did you think jobless Eric Johnson paid for Jessica Simpson’s $100,000 “ruby-and-diamond Neil Lane” engagement ring? Bwahahaha. You are too funny.

A friend of Jessica tells Popeater that there’s no way ex-NFL player Eric could have afforded it. “Yes, he made a little bit of money in the NFL and is from a wealthy family, but unless his parents helped him out, Jessica must have paid for it herself.”

Friends are worried that Jessica is being taken advantage of. “First, we find out that Jessica doesn’t want to have a prenup, and now we find out that she might have paid for her own ring. It just doesn’t feel right to me. We all want Jessica to be happy and finally find true love after all she has been through, but she doesn’t understand that in the long run if she pays for everything it will hurt her relationship with any man.”

On the other hand, another friend — coughEricJohnsoncough — wonders what the big deal is. “If she wants to treat her future husband, friends or even herself to an expensive piece of jewelry, it’s her business and no one else.”

Nick Lachey getting engaged is the best thing to ever happen to Eric Johnson. If that hadn’t had happened, Jessica wouldn’t have rushed her own engagement and Eric wouldn’t be sitting on a percentage of a $100 million fortune. He should buy Nick a car or something to thank him. Using Jessica’s money, of course.