Mom-of-two Jessica Simpson covers the February issue of Redbook and opens up about her happy family life with Eric Johnson and their daughter Maxwell, 18 months, and 6-month-old son Ace. She goes on to talk about the public’s criticism of her weight, and how she keeps it all together.
On what it felt like when the press attacked her weight: “I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant. It’s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”
On what will keep her upcoming marriage to Eric Johnson successful: “I’ve learned that sometimes love is not enough. You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it’s not necessarily enough. I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating— even when it’s the last thing you want to do. I have to admit, it doesn’t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I’ve ever seen—and he looks amazing naked!”
On why she’s so together: “I’m very in control of who I am. I’ve always been that girl who is driven and determined. I’m sure that has something to do with all the responsibility I had when I was very young. I was essentially supporting my family from when I was 14.”
For more from Jessica, go to Redbook…