Jessica Simpson Offers Marriage Advice in Glamour Guest Post
Her first marriage to Nick Lachey didn’t turn out so hot, and Jessica Simpson plans on doing things a little differently now that she’s Eric Johnson’s blushing bride.
The “Come on Over” singer penned an article for Glamour.com in which she shared five vows for making a happy home, and it’s truly great advice.
Jessica began, “1. Remember who you are—and honor her. When I was younger and starting out in the music business, I always felt like I was being defined by other people—industry executives, fans, the media, and so on. It took a while, but now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve grown into myself and established my identity on my terms.”
Second, Simpson states, “Let him love all of you. Eric has seen me at every size, and he loves me no matter what. When I got pregnant with Ace four months after having Maxwell, I was nervous about starting over again. I had come so far in learning how to balance my career, family life, and hormones, and starting over again felt overwhelming. Eric was so supportive and challenged me to accept my insecurities and focus on what truly matters.”
And then there’s the all-important “me time.” “We all have busy lives, but once the big day is over, it’s important to have something that you really love to do for yourself. That’s what building my business has been about for me. Whether it’s your career or a passion, find something that makes YOU happy. I sometimes second-guess spending time working—I want to be with my kids as much as possible! Then I remember how satisfying work is for me, and because I am fulfilled, I can offer the best version of myself to my family.”
Furthermore, added Jessica, “Small indulgences can make a big difference. There were so many fun and special occasions leading up to the wedding that I wanted to enjoy with family and friends. I didn’t want to deprive myself or give up the foods (and cocktails!) I love in order to feel beautiful on my wedding day. And, because of what I learned from Weight Watchers, I didn't have to.”
Finally, she explains, “Honor your support system. I’m lucky to have a great group of friends, some of whom I’ve known since we were kids. They are all unique, and their individuality inspires me daily to reach inside and learn more about my authentic self. The older I get, the more I value these friendships.”
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