Jessica Simpson Celebrates Husband Eric’s Birthday: ‘My Heart Is So Taken with This Man’

The 'Dukes of Hazzard' star shared an Instagram post celebrating her husband, Eric Johnson's 44th birthday

<p>Jessica Simpson/Instagram</p>

Jessica Simpson/Instagram

Jessica Simpson is celebrating her husband Eric Johnson for his 44th birthday.

On Tuesday, The Dukes of Hazzard star, 43, posted a celebratory tribute to the former NFL player via Instagram.

The celebration post included a carousel of photos of Simpson and Johnson with their three children, Maxwell Drew, 11, Ace Knute, 10, and Birdie Mae, 4.

Simpson wrote in the post’s caption, “Eric turned 44 on Sept 15 and his family gave him all the love cells we have to celebrate his life. My heart is so taken with this Man, I could hardly call it my own…."

She added, "We love youuuu (he ain’t an Instagram guy, but I always think the more good wishes the better 😜)."

In the first photo shared, the family is seen smiling with their arms around one another, as Birdie Mae poses in front of Simpson. The second photo showed the family surrounding a box of donuts that were shaped in letters, and read "Happy Birthday Dad," as gifts were positioned behind the family.

The third photo then showed Simpson and Johnson posing for Birdie Mae as she captures her parents with her own camera.

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In addition to sharing the Instagram carousel, Simpson also posted an Instagram Story of the family of five gathered around together with Johnson at the center as he posed in front of his birthday cake.

<p>Jessica Simpson/Instagram</p>

Jessica Simpson/Instagram

Simpson and Johnson recently celebrated nine years of marriage together, after they tied the knot on July 5, 2014, in Montecito, California.

The couple exclusively shared with PEOPLE how overjoyed they were during their celebration. "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment. To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."

Their daughter, Maxwell Drew, and son, Ace Knute, were both in attendance at their parents’ big day.

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In May 2010, the couple confirmed their relationship to PEOPLE. Six months later, in November 2010, the couple was engaged.

The following fall in October 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together, and in May 2012, Maxwell Drew was born. After the birth of Maxwell Drew, the couple welcomed their son, Ace Knute, in June 2013, and exchanged their vows in the summer of 2014. They later welcomed their second daughter, Birdie Mae, in March 2019.

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More recently, Simpson shared exclusively with PEOPLE at the PetSafe's Unleashed event, that she “instantly” knew Johnson was the man for her. “I knew the instant we met that I could see my future in his eyes and with a lot of people, I hope for a future in their eyes, but with Eric, I saw it," she explained.

The Irresistible singer added, "We have been together for a long time, but it feels like 20 [years]. My life before him, I had a blast. But once I met Eric, I feel like it was more nurtured. Everything was more supported. Everything felt so easy."

She explained, "I don't find it hard to love anybody, but I have always thought that I was hard to love, that I was too much for people, or my schedule was too demanding.”

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