Some celebrity parents encourage their kids to follow in their famous footsteps while others would do just about anything to avoid it. New mom Jessica Simpson says she’ll just follow baby Maxwell‘s lead.
“I’m going to let Maxwell do what she wants to do. I mean, I’m definitely going to parent her the way my parents parented me . . . [but] when I was young, I was like, ‘This is what I want to do,’ and they supported me, and I was doing it by the time I was fourteen years old,” the singer, designer and actress tells iVillage. “I think it’s important to encourage from a young age that whatever you’re passionate about – go for it!”
As for Jessica, she’s got career goals of her own in mind, having seemingly set her eyes on prime time TV.
“I think doing a sitcom is something I really want to do,” says Jessica, who is engaged to Maxwell’s dad Eric Johnson. “[I would] be able to be with my daughter every day on set.”