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Jessica Simpson and Ex Nick Lachey's Engagement Race

Big engagement news is making the rounds for the formerly married MTV Newlyweds reality stars Jessica Simpson and her ex-husband Nick Lachey. On November 9, 2010, Lachey announced his engagement to Vanessa Minnillo and just four days later Simpson announced her engagement to Eric Johnson.

Lachey presented Minnillo with an Assher cut diamond sparkler from Bader and Garrin Diamond company Tuesday. The couple then announced their engagement by issuing a joint statement Tuesday which read: "We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together."

On November 13, Simpson's rep confirmed that the diamond and ruby combo strategically worn on Jess' left ring finger at a Dillard's during an autograph signing in Overland Park, Kansas was a Neil Lane engagement ring. Simpson and Johnson have been dating since May 2009.

Simpson and Lachey divorced due to "irreconcilable differences" on December 16, 2010, three years after saying "I do" before friends, family, and MTV cameras. It seems the former couple are in a competition to the alter. Expect the race to get really interesting when both couples begin their families.

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