“I actually had to sit on his knee I was so shocked,” Simpson told host Harry Smith on CBS’ The Early Show. “I didn’t even try the ring on until 5 minutes in,” she said. “I just sat there and cried with him.”
Johnson “had a plan a long time ago” to propose, the singer noted. “He had a [sit-down] with my mom and dad about it…He was a gentleman about it.”
“The best thing about Eric is that he’s just really thoughtful and he keeps me very centered,” she gushed, adding that he “always makes me feel like my feet are on the ground and is probably the most special part of my life.” She added that the three-stone diamond and ruby engagement ring was his idea and he wanted something really special.