After she gained 60 lbs during her pregnancy with her first child, daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson has proudly revealed that she has only gained half that amount in her second pregnancy.
Jessica Simpson is due to give birth to a baby boy in a matter of weeks, and her frame has been noticeably slimmer in comparison to last year, when she prepared to give birth to Maxwell, now 11 months.
In a new interview with People magazine, Jessica Simpson, 32, says she has been working out regularly in the lead up to the arrival of her baby boy.
“Now I’m working out three times a week,” she told the magazine.
After she gained 60 lbs during her first pregnancy, Jessica Simpson has revealed she has only gained half in her second pregnancy
“I’ve only gained half of what I did in my first pregnancy!”
Jessica Simpson admits that she “let herself go” when she was pregnant with Maxwell, not paying enough attention to her diet and fitness regime.
“With my first pregnancy I really let go. I felt like I deserved to eat whatever I wanted,” she said in her interview.
Jessica Simpson also says that this time around she has also been more relaxed about her maternity wardrobe, easing off wearing her signature high heels.
“This time around I’ve been less about the fashion and more about the comfort,” she explains.
“With Maxwell I tried to wear heels the whole time but it hurt my knees. Now I’m wearing more flats.”
Jessica Simpson admits on TheEllen show that was a surprise to learn she was expecting another baby when her daughter Maxwell was less than a year old.
“We were definitely extremely shocked,” Jessica Simpson tells Ellen DeGeneres on the Wednesday edition of her talk show.
“Apparently, protection just went out the window. I feel like I’m always pregnant. We’re very happy.
“Maxwell was our focus and then I was puking and lying on the couch,” Jessica Simpson adds, recalling the time she discovered she was pregnant again.
Jessica Simpson, 32, and her fiancé Eric Johnson confirmed they were expecting their second baby back in December.
Since then, reports have suggested Jessica Simpson is expecting a baby boy, something the star hints at on the talk show.
“Well I don’t know,” she says when Ellen DeGeneres quizzes her over the sex of the baby.
“I haven’t said what it’s going to be yet.”
However, Jessica Simpson is forced into a corner when the talk show host holds up two different onesies as a gift for Maxwell, asking Jessica to choose between the “I <<heart>> my baby sister” or “I <<heart>> my baby brother”.
“You can’t have both,” Ellen DeGeneres tells her.
“You can only have one.”
Jessica Simpson admits on The Ellen show that was a surprise to learn she was expecting another baby when her daughter Maxwell was less than a year old
Luckily, Ellen DeGeneres makes the decision for her, handing Jessica Simpson the “brother” outfit telling the star “that’s my guess okay”.
“Maybe I’ll take this one,” Jessica Simpson hints.
“If it’s a girl, she might call him bro.”
Jessica Simpson also reveals that she is finding her second pregnancy much more tiring than her first.
“It’s the complete opposite,” Jessica Simpson says.
“Like with Maxwell, I felt amazing. Like I could do everything, eat everything. Do whatever I wanted.
“I had a lot of energy. This time around, I’m like exhausted. Eating Tums. That’s my snack of choice.”
But Jessica Simpson says she has learned to be healthier in contrast to her pregnancy with Maxwell.
“The first pregnancy I like let loose and I kind of ate everything that I wanted to eat and I just really enjoyed it,” she reveals.
“This time around I think because I was doing Weight Watchers and I felt super healthy.
“I’m not really craving as much and I know how hard it is to get off so I’m trying to make healthier, wiser decisions.”
Despite her weight gain, a glowing Jessica Simpson tells Ellen DeGeneres that “apparently Eric still wanted me. So I can gain as much weight and I will have a husband to be that loves me”.
“Apparently he did,” Ellen DeGeneres responds dryly, gesturing towards Jessica Simpson’s blossoming baby bump.