Photo: Jamie McCarthy / WireImage for Jessica Simpson Collection
Seems the soon-to-be Mr. Jessica Simpson is looking to be more than red-carpet arm candy for his world-famous fiancée, and word is that he's set his sights on the restaurant biz. His pitch? A chain of fast-food vegan restaurants.
It's all a bit surreal: an ex-pro-football player dating a pop princess/reality TV queen, deciding what the world needs now is short-order tofu sticks. But hey, it's L.A.
Almost as soon as Simpson and former NFL tight end Eric Johnson announced their engagement, gossip blogs began carping about Johnson's lack of a job. The Yale grad played for the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons from 2001 to 2007 (though he was sidelined for two seasons with injuries), and then ended his career in 2008 after a single season with the New Orleans Saints.
According to E! Online, Johnson is a "business-minded" man who's always coming up with ideas for start-ups --which can be a charitable way of saying he's kind of a directionless himbo (albeit one who got into the prestigious Wharton business school...but didn't attend).
If "former NFL player" and "vegan" seems about as likely to appear in the same sentence as "Jessica Simpson" and "Nobel Prize for physics," well, it may be that Johnson's latest inspiration owes more to his fiancée than anyone is letting on. Simpson made predictable B-list celeb news last summer when she Tweeted to fans that she's embarked on a vegan diet.
And alas, dare we speculate that this McVegan idea may be as short-lived as that Tweet.
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