“Motherhood is the best thing I’ve ever experienced – and the most challenging,” says the Fashion Star mentor, who confirmed on Christmas Day that she and her fiance Eric Johnson are expecting again.
One of the more challenging parts is learning how to balance her work commitments with her family life.
“On some of the days of Fashion Star, I’m awake before [my daughter Maxwell] is awake, and I’m not home until she’s already back to sleep. That’s only happened about four times, but it makes the day awful. I definitely need to see my baby,” Jessica says, adding, “I get really sad if I don’t get to see her. And then when Maxwell sees me, she just stares at me and touches my face. I can tell she missed me. That breaks my heart.”
As for her partner in parenting, the singer can’t say enough about Maxwell’s doting daddy: “It is the sexiest thing in the world to watch how he handles [Maxwell]. We’re both learning together, but it’s fun because we both get to grow in our relationship together.”
Despite the challenges, Jessica says that she thinks they’ve “done such a good job” raising baby Maxwell so far. She admits, though, that being a mom has brought out a side in her she didn’t realize was there!
“There are little things that you kind of obsess over. I never knew how protective I was until I had my own child. I’m already thinking about intruders coming into the house and what our escape route would be.”