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Jessica Simpson sets a wedding date

2014-05-15 17:00

Los Angeles - Jessica Simpson is getting married around Independence Day.

The 33-year-old singer-and-actress and footballer fiancé Eric Johnson - who have children Maxwell, two, and Ace, 10 months, together - will tie the knot over the 4 July weekend in Santa Barbara, California.

And the blonde beauty - who was previously married to Nick Lachey for three years until 2005 - is not planning to walk down the aisle in a traditional white gown.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Jessica is having something unique made. It will be very different from the Vera Wang she wore to wed Nick Lachey."

Jessica - who got engaged to Eric, 34, in November 2010 after five months of dating - recently admitted her plans have been progressing and she is "very close" to issuing invitations for her nuptials.

She said: "We are very close to sending out our invites. I've been very picky on how I want everything to look and feel. Eric's family alone is almost 90 people, so it'll definitely be a big event."

Jessica hasn't released new material since her Happy Christmas album in 2010, so she wants to start focusing on her career again after the wedding.

She recently explained: "We're building a studio in our house. I bought a house from Ozzy Osbourne, so a lot of the studio was already set up. I want to see what comes out. It's time for me to find that out, and I can't wait for my kids to experience that with me. Even Eric. He's never seen me perform onstage." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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