Los Angeles: Hollywood actress and singer Jessica Simpson has praised her boyfriend Eric Johnson for giving her confidence and lighting up her life.
The `Blonde Ambition` star started dating Johnson, who has previously played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints, in June and credits him with her newfound happiness, reported USA Today.
"He definitely makes me very happy. He brings out a lot of light in me and makes me very comfortable being who I am. It`s nice to be with somebody who praises you for the right reasons," Simpson said at the Women`s Conference in Long Beach, California, on Monday.
The 30-year-old beauty, who was previously married to singer Nick Lachey, has hinted marriage could be on the cards for her and Eric, 31, who filed for divorce from his wife in February.
"I am from the south so I`ve definitely dreamed of being married my whole life and having children, so hopefully that`s in my future," said Simpson.
She also said she is happier than ever after turning 30 this summer and believes she has now "come of age."
"I love being 30. The moment I turned 30, I really did feel a switch in my life. I was in Capri and I was with my boyfriend and my family and my friends, and I just felt this coming of age moment, this moment where I really just felt the happiest I`ve ever been and I love the woman inside of me," she said.