Former NFL star ERIC JOHNSON has told his pill-popping wife, JESSICA SIMPSON: “Go to rehab or I’m out of here – and taking the kids with me!”
Now the couple is on the verge of a $1 billion divorce – as revealed by The National ENQUIRER in a bombshell world exclusive!
“Things reached a climax in early May, when Eric told Jess he’s had enough and issued his ultimatum,” a family friend told The ENQUIRER.
The feuding couple has only been married since last July, after a four-year courtship – but Eric has already suffered through long months of Jessica’s addiction to weight-loss drugs and booze!
Said the insider: “He’s worried sick that Jess’ conduct is going to start affecting their two children, and that their oldest is starting to realize there’s ‘something wrong with Mommy!’ ”
The blonde 34-year-old singer needs to clean up her act fast, too. Eric is already consulting with his lawyer mom, Mary Jo, in preparation of a custody battle over the couple’s daughter Maxwell, 3, and 1-year-old son, Ace.
As The ENQUIRER recently reported, the stressed-out bombshell’s obsession with losing weight has led to potentially fatal consequences – and has turned Eric, 35, into a battered husband!
The insider said that Jessica still relies on the prescription drug Adderall to keep her 5-foot-3 frame at a mere 92 pounds, while usually downing her pills with Scotch!
Mixing prescription pills and alcohol could lead to brain hemorrhage, kidney failure, muscle breakdown and psychosis – and Eric has learned that it can also be dangerous for husbands!
After a boozy date night on Feb. 5, Eric was sporting a cut on his nose after his wife reportedly hit him for flirting with another woman.
That bizarre behavior can lead to a very costly divorce for Jessica.
The “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer has built a mammoth fashion brand with annual sales of a billion dollars.
The source told The ENQUIRER: “She can’t be in denial any longer about the toll that her problems have taken on her marriage, or she could lose her husband, her children – and her money!”