Jessica’s cover girl!
New mom Jessica Simpson shared the first official picture of her newborn daughter, Maxwell Drew, on the cover of People this morning. And within hours, baby Maxi was seen cuddling with mom and dad, former NFL star Eric Johnson, on the cover of WHO.
The proud new parents open up about the “emotional birth” of their first child, which has only strengthened their relationship.
Seeing everything happen through Eric’s face was a moment I’ll never forget,” says Jessica, who gave birth to 4.45kg Maxwell via C-section. “He was holding her hand and mine, so immediately we wanted that family bond.”
“We stare at her all the time,” gushes the new mom, who she says inherited her mom’s eyes and dad’s calm demeanor. “We can’t get enough!”
But becoming new parents isn’t a walk in the park! Recovering from surgery isn’t easy, she says, and nursing takes work.
And while the singer/entrepreneur says she’s doesn’t care about her appearance at the moment, she wants to eventually get back to her pre-baby weight.
After you have a baby it’s like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to my body?’” she admits. “This is not me! It would be nice to feel comfortable in a bikini but that’s not my goal,” she says. “I just want to fit into jeans.”
Still, the new mom says she’s happier than ever.
Eric said it best: when Maxwell was born, it felt like we were born again,” she gushes. “Seeing Eric with Maxwell is everything I’ve ever dreamed of: a daughter and the man of my dreams. It’s the most beautiful picture, and I’m in the best place.”
For more exclusive details about the Simpson-Johnson family, pick up this week’s issue of WHO, on newsstands Friday.