While Jessica Simpson appears to be having a great time with new boyfriend Eric Johnson, friends are worried he’s just a freeloader, according to In Touch. And the recently divorced Johnson’s ex-wife, Keri Johnson, isn’t helping matters, telling the magazine, “Eric is plain out of money. He was going to grad school because he didn’t know what else to do, and then he just dropped out.”

Simpson has had a string of failed romances, most famously with her ex-husband Nick Lachey, musician John Mayer and Dallas Cowboys player Tony Romo.

The pop star, whose music career has all but stalled, often comes across as needy and cloying in the media, and controlled by her father, Joe.