Mother of two Jessica Simpson married Eric Johnson in California last weekend, and the best wedding gift of all came from an unlikely source:
The publication reportedly shelled out $300,000 for exclusive rights to photos and other content from the big soiree, which Simpson said was “magical.”
Made a little more so by that donation, no doubt, by the magazine that has shelled out big bucks for similar wedding stories and images in the past.
Both Drew Barrymore and Kim Kardashian (when she wed Kris Humphries, not 'Ye) were paid handsomely by People, which approached Jessica.
“There was no bidding war,” says an insider.
The only competition People worried about was Instagram. Sources say all the guests at the lavish wedding “were told no cell phones, no photographs.”