Jessica Simpson names Eric Johnson her new love

Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 13:27 PM IST

London: Hollywood actress Jessica Simpson has publicly declared her love for her new boyfriend Eric Johnson - branding the former footballer "the one".

"As far as Eric and I go, we`re just best friends. He`s my dude! I love him. This (relationship) is just normal, thank God. He`s very, very supportive... Couldn`t ask for a better man in my life right now," quoted her as saying.

"He`s the one for me right now! I`m very happy. I`m in a great place, and if right now could last forever, I`d take it," she said.

Simpson has earlier been in relationships with Nick Lachey, John Mayer and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.