Is money what’s keeping Jessica Simpson from confirming the baby rumors?
Sources tell Page Six that the reality starlet is indeed expecting a child with beau Eric Johnson, but her camp refuses to make an official announcement until they’ve secured a magazine deal; and according to insiders, they’re looking for a pretty penny.
It’s being reported that Jessica’s father/manager, Joe Simpson, has been shopping a deal with weekly celeb magazines, hoping to convince one of them to pay upwards of $500,000 for the exclusive announcement from his daughter and pictures of the baby after she’s born (friends of the couple say that they’re expecting a girl!).
So far, no deal has been reached, but with her apparent bump getting harder and harder to hide and an upcoming show to promote – meaning many more public appearances – some kind of announcement or prepared statement either confirming or denying the rumors has to be in the works.
Simpson’s reps continue to refrain from making any comments about Jessica’s alleged pregnancy.