Feb. 5 was supposed to be a romantic date night at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont for Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson — but just a few hours after pulling up to the A-list hotspot, the couple stormed out after causing a violent scene in the hotel lobby!
Witnesses reported seeing Jessica screaming at her husband, and cameras captured Eric collapsing into their chauffeured car with a bloody gash on his nose. Star has the inside scoop on the startlingly public blowup, which has friends and family members concerned that Jessica and Eric’s seven-month marriage is already on the brink of collapse.
According to friends, dinner started out fine for the couple, but all that changed after a few drinks, “because Jessica saw Eric exchange glances with another woman.” Although they finished their meal civilly, all hell broke loose when Eric got up to go to the bathroom, and still didn’t return after five or 10 minutes — leading Jessica to go search for him.
“Eric was chatting with the cute woman Jessica had seen him looking at — and he had his phone out too, as if he was getting her number,” the source reveals. “Jessica walked straight over and snatched it out of his hand. Needless to say, the brunette left immediately.”
After that, an insider says, “Jessica went crazy. She was like a woman possessed!” And this isn’t the first time her fiery temper has threatened their marriage either — as Star previously reported, just four months after the duo’s fairy-tale July 2014 wedding, they were sleeping in separate beds and fighting nonstop.
For the full scoop on Jessica and Eric’s marriage problems, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!