Jessica Simpson has been cooking up a lot more than her billion dollar fashion empire as of late. In March, the engaged fashion mogul debuted her latest return to reality television with NBC’s “Fashion Star”–sort of the “American Idol” take on “Project Runway.”
Now, the outspoken Texas gal, who’s engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson, is premiering something else altogether: her bare baby bump. Perhaps channeling Demi Moore’s now infamous naked Vanity Fair cover, Simpson covers the April issue of Elle magazine, baring nothing more than her own strategically placed hands.
Simpson recalls how she found out she was expecting–right before a day of partying. Thankfully, she trusted her instincts that something was very much “off.” Says the star, “We were gonna have an all-day drinking binge. Gonna ride our bikes, hang out … do naughty things. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?”
While she admits it’s been hard to stay away from her favorite scotch while pregnant, Simpson swears her beverage of choice now is simply water. “You crave other things,” she explains. “A big thing of water sounds great!”
As for the size of her still-growing bump, the “Fashion Star” mentor swears she’s not having twins–no matter how big she appears to have grown. Reportedly posing at 170 pounds for the Elle cover, she recently told USA Today that her baby girl is “in the 90th percentile of weight right now, so she’s a big un. She’s going to be a very big baby, but I guess that’s what I get for letting a baller knock me up.”
The 31-year-old may be on to something about the baby’s size. She tells Elle that her doctor believes the baby will be in the 10 pound range, approximately the same size Johnson was at birth. Let’s all hope for Simpson’s sake that her doctor is way off.
Look for Baby Girl Simpson to make her own debut later this spring. “Fashion Star” airs Monday nights on NBC at 10/9 CT.
Will you be watching?