She might be a millionaire and she might date famous dudes and she might have a super cute toddler with a trendy name, but life hasn’t exactly been easy for Ashlee Simpson. She grew up livin’ in the shadow of (someone else’s dreeeaaam) big sister Jessica, biffed her lip syncing gig on SNL, divorced her baby daddy Pete Wentz, and broke up with her most recent BF while dealing with her parents’ divorce, which was reportedly caused by her dad’s secret penchant for twenty-something male models. Phew, I’m out of breath just typing all that! So if it’s any consolation, I’d just like to say: Ashlee, I’m obsessed with your outfit. You look cute, comfy, and trendy. Also I’m listening to “Pieces of Me” while I write this and having intense flashbacks of my college dorm room, so thanks for that too. [Photo: Splash News]
Leave it to Jessica Simpson to get pregnant at what seems to be the most calculated moment possible. Her announcement that she is expecting baby number two came just in the nick of time for her to snake her way out of that Weight Watchers endorsement deal. But, if she wasn’t getting preggo to avoid public dieting, she must have been doing it to take the heat off of papa Joe Simpson and his divorce/ he-may-be gay scandal. Or maybe both? Either way, good timing, Jess and Eric! And, of course, congrats on your forthcoming bundle of joy.
Click through for more of our conspiracy theories about the ulterior motives for celebrity pregnancies.
Look, I probably wouldn’t put my hypothetical infant daughter in a bikini. But I don’t think we need to slut-shame … er, baby-shame? — Jessica Simpson for dressing her infant daughter Maxwell in a yellow crochet bikini. Simpson shared the pic when she appeared on “Katie” on Monday and BuzzFeed posted a screengrab of the pic with a post simply entitled “Why is Jessica Simpson’s baby in a bikini?” I don’t know … because it was just summer? Keep reading »
“I’ve just had a lot of pressure on me to lose my baby weight,” said Jessica Simpson, the very first guest on Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show “Katie.”
The episode about Jessica’s post-baby weight loss was actually more tasteful than I expected — she didn’t do a huge “body reveal moment” or pull out an old pair of huge-ass pants. But at the same time, Jessica shilled, shilled, shilled and it kinda felt like an hour-long commercial for Weight Watchers. Keep reading »
“Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I’m a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl … I feel like everybody can do what I am doing. I’m not a supermodel. My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I’m just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself.”
–Jessica Simpson, pop star, entrepreneur, and new mom to baby Maxwell, responds to USA Today‘s questions about losing her very famous baby weight. Now, don’t get me wrong, the article also contains the usual stats about her Weight Watchers points allotments, and I know she’s being paid ungodly sums of money to lose the weight, but still, I thought this quote was actually really thoughtful and inspiring, even. As someone whose never-had-a-baby body looks a lot like Jessica’s post-baby body, I’ve been very interested to see how the media–and more importantly, Jessica herself–handles her weight loss process. I’d love to hear more about her journey to find a healthy weight under massive pressure, but with her “new body” being unveiled on Katie “Eat A Sandwich” Couric‘s show next week, I’m afraid my hopes aren’t terribly high for a positive and honest conversation about body image and self-esteem. [USA Today]