Proposal moved Jessica Simpson to tears

London: Jessica Simpson burst into tears when her fiance Eric Johnson proposed to her earlier this month because it came as "a total surprise".

Johnson requested her parents` permission before asking her to marry him, and she was so overwhelmed by the romantic gesture that she couldn`t stop crying.

"He had a plan a long time ago. He had a talk with my mom and dad about it...He was a gentleman about it. It was a total surprise," quoted Simpson as saying.

"I said `yes` and we both definitely were teary-eyed. I didn`t even try the ring on until five minutes in, I just sat there and cried with him," the singer said.

Simpson was delighted with Johnson`s decision to buy her a ruby ring instead of a traditional diamond, because the gem is her birth stone.