Jessica Simpson in REDBOOK February: The Media Was Unfair About My Pregnancy Weight
During her interview with the publication, the 33-year-old singer opened up about the harsh comments the press wrote during both of her pregnancies.
Highlights from Miss Simpson’s Q&A session are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit REDBOOK!
On ignoring the criticism :
“I never listen to it, not matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant. It’s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn't going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times of my life.
On saying goodbye to her “Daisy Dukes” days:
“I was saying that for a bit. But three days ago I was staring at myself naked in front of the mirror – which I never do anymore – and I thought, ‘This is going to happen! I am going to be able [to] do this!’ When you put on 70 pounds, it’s hard to believe it’s ever going to be different. I’m not saying that things won’t be a little droopier, but that’s okay.”
On finding time for her workouts:
“Right now it’s a way for me to release my raging hormones and get out a lot of energy that I don’t need to be putting on my family. I don’t need to be putting on my family. It’s time for myself. I work out with my trainer four times a week and then do at least an hour and a half of walking every day in the morning before the kids wake up. It makes me more present when I’m with my children. Sometimes I’m out the door at 5 a.m.”
On launching her clothing line:
"I know how to dress myself and my problem areas, so I know what flaws most women want to cover up and what parts of their body they want to accentuate. I feel like I’m good at doing that for all shapes and sizes. My sister, Ashlee, is super-thin and she can wear my entire collection, and so can my Nana, who loves my dresses and shoes."
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