Jessica Simpson: Motherhood Is the Best – and the Most Challenging

01/03/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Jessica Simpson: Motherhood Is the Best - and the Most Challenging
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Being a working mom has its ups and downs for Jessica Simpson.

The Fashion Star mentor, 32, who announced on Christmas Day that she is expecting her second child, recently told PEOPLE, “Motherhood is the best thing I’ve ever experienced – and the most challenging.”

Balancing her career with her personal life is one of Simpson’s struggles.

“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,” she explains.

“That’s only happened about four times, but it makes the day awful. I definitely need to see my baby.”

“I get really sad if I don’t get to see her,” she continues. “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.”

But at the end of the day, Simpson and her fiancé Eric Johnson “feel like we’ve done such a good job” parenting thus far.

Calling Johnson “a great father,” the starlet goes on to say, “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.”

As a mom to her eight-month-old, Simpson says, “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.”

Simpson’s personal style has also changed since becoming a parent.

“I find myself going for more sophisticated looks, but I do think that’s kind of trendy right now — just a classier-looking woman,” she says. “I love to show off my curves, but being a mom, I guess I do it in a little bit more classy way, even though for Halloween I was a milkmaid – but there are moments.”

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Tee Tee on

“I love to show off my curves, but being a mom, I guess I do it in a little bit more classy way, even though for Halloween I was a milkmaid – but there are moments.”

Nope. Just a few days ago, Jessica tweeted a picture of herself in a bikini. Now it’s certainly her prerogative to do so if she desires but don’t pretend you’re classy if you show off pictures like that. There is nothing classy about being immodest and showing off a half naked picture of yourself to the world.

ccct0304 on

Tee tee, She’s not classy because she snapped a pic of herself in a bathing suit??? I hope you don’t ever go to a beach. I don’t even know you and I can tell your very insecure, have low self esteem and your probablly even suicidal. Get some professional help but until then, STAY AWAY!!

Corie on

ccct0304,
Is this an attempt at humour? I wasn’t sure.

Tee Tee on

Ccct0304, you know nothing about me whatsoever. I stand by what I said originally. If she chooses to take half naked pictures of herself and post them all over the internet, she’s within her rights to do so. But it doesn’t make her classy!

anon on

ccct0304, don’t make assumptions about others based on one post. I disagree that posting a pic of yourself in a bikini means you aren’t classy but that doesn’t mean that tee tee is insecure. Tee Tee just has different beliefs than I and that is fine, everyone has a right to their own opinions. Don’t go attacking others on a comment board, especially if you think they are “insecure”. I hope you realize that your words are hurtful and unnecessary. Just state your opinion on the matter and leave any personal attacks out of the conversation.

Sass027 on

Right Jessica, and tweeting a picture of your left boob is classy.

MommytoanE on

Wow some people get their panties in a twist over just about anything won’t they? Yes, technically a bikini would render a person “half naked” but does that mean that its wrong or not classy? Not at all. It was a tasteful bathing suit she was showing, and it was more to show how big her bump is than to show off her body. Seeing Jessica’s style change over the years, she has grown up, and has gotten into more “Classy” clothing. But just because a person wants to dress classy does not mean they always do. Plenty of extremely “Classy” ladies out there don bathing suits, or seductive clothing from time to time. POint is…she’s not walking around naked, she’s growing up, and she’s living her own life now. If she’s not “Classy” for wearing a bathing suit, then I don’t know who is classy then. Perhaps we could have a good, full list of all the “Classy” ladies out there so we can make sure none of them ever wore a bathing suit.

amamma on

I love how she says being a mother is challenging, but I’ve read before that she has a night nurse! The losing sleep for months and months on end is the challenging part! Having a baby would be nothing but SHEER JOY if you had someone else to sleep with your child all night! Oh these spoiled celebrities wouldn’t know challenging if it kicked them in the mouth!

Anonymous on

Well, this should be an answer to everybody who asks just what Eric does all day: He takes care of his baby girl! :)

Marky on

Really? Is there no end to the ugliness that can come from some of the posters’ keyboards? Jessica seems to be doing nothing worse than everyone from Tia Mowry to Gisele Bundchen to Vanessa but she gets dumped on by one and all. Frankly, it just seems like gratuitous hatred for no apparent reason. Most of you can give no reason for hatefulness toward her other than the fact she dumped Nick long ago, she’s “trash” (never mind there are hardly a bunch of virgins commenting about Jessica’s sex life), and OMG the famous Chicken of the Sea joke she can never live down. What kind of lives do you people have, that you have to ridicule someone loving their pregnant body and feeling good about themselves? Lose the crappy attitude, people; it’s not flattering to you.

jessica on

Classy???? She tweets pics of herself with her breasts hanging out!!! As a mother you think she would want to set a decent example for her daughter. Have some respect for yourself!!! You can look sexy in a swimsuit and cover your parts! She has some self esteem issues, thats obvious.

Tammy on

She seems like a great mom. That’s all I care about. I don’t judge other women unless they’re bad moms.

cameron on

ok jessica :D it is easy to parent when you have a team of people working for you :D personal chef, housekeepers, personal assistants, round the clock nannies, personal work out instructors etc, :D you basically called yourself a slut :D i have NO idea how you have a billion dollar business. classy is not “trendy.” people should strive to be “classy.” being a mom you still like to show off your curves but you do it in a more classy way? well im glad for you that motherhood got you out of that slutty faze. :D oh but you wore that milkmaid stripper costume!! well youre now only half slutty?? tell me again how you have a billion dollar company??

Lauren on

Agreed. Jessica is an airhead and she probably doesn’t even know what she’s talking about. You can be classy but the whole world doesn’t seem to see you in a bikini. You’re a mom now so how about you act like it and take care of your child instead of send pictures to people over the internet

Karen on

Her being gone that much is a choice. She is very wealthy and there’s no reason for her to go full days without seeing her child. It’s not like she’s alone raising this child working at a factor in Pittsburgh.

Karen on

It’s not like she’s alone raising her child working at a factory in Pittsburgh. She is very wealthy. She chooses to spend this much time away from Maxwell. And it’s time she’ll never get back. For what ? “Fashion Star”? Really?

A on

You’re a “C U Next Tuesday” if you’re bright enough to read between the lines ccct0304!

Verb56 on

Wait? Didn’t I see an article a few days back with one of her massive tatas almost fully showing? I think she needs to be refreshed on what the word “classy” means! I like her, but I was disappointed to see that picture, just comes across as desperate.

Maria on

Talk about a woman who has ‘class’ written all over her. Right. And no, I’m not insecure.

Anonymous on

Say what you want about Jessica but at least she did not get famous by having a sex tape released or wardrobe malfunctions getting out of cars. She seems to have worked pretty hard to get where she is.

Jenny! on

ccct0304 i must say that was uncalled for. suicidal? u don’t know this lady (tee tee) and u have the nerve to call out someone like that. That’s really childish, border line bully.

Personally i don’t care what jess wants to do, go on a beach, take pics, girls out there are doing WAY worse so i don’t see her as a low life or not classy.

Claudia on

“motherhood is challenging” ohh Jessica Jessica be thankful you are filthy rich to get help anytime anywhere ohh and about being classy please you are always tweeting trashy pictures of yourself get a clue!!

Dee on

She says it’s sexy to watch Eric handle their daughter; does this mean that we can expect the debut of baby no. 3 soon and still no husband? Jessica is always saying how she wants to be a role model for girls, but how is this being a role model? She is a very wealthy woman who could afford a nanny each for her children, what about some impressionable teen out there who might be thinking that she wants to be like Jessica? Jessica, if you and Eric truly love each other, get married!

Kat1129 on

I love to show off my breast…I mean my curves…its more classy!

Tina on

mommytone it is not classy when you’re pregnant! gross

Angela on

Yes, really Karen. It’s called a contract, and she will be sued if she doesn’t do the show. Also, she probably enjoys it, but like most working moms sometimes regrets the amount of time she spends away from home.

Hea on

What exactly makes a person classy? An aesthetic dress?

Daisy Mae on

Dose the shoe fix if it was a male working all day and not seeing there child?

Jayla on

It is not classy to get knocked up not once, but twice, before she gets married. What the hell is she waiting for?

Anonymous on

Some of you need to seriously calm down!! She was in a swimsuit….are they suppose to cover you from neck to toe….I don’t think so! She is a beautiful women and the cruel comments just goes to show you are all jealous hags!

boohoobytch on

(my statement comes from a wife & aunt but not a mother – I do NOT want kids… omgawsh I knooow, I’m soooo selfish – and skinny, no gray hair and travel all the time with my man) OK, reality check – real parenting hasn’t started for her, wait until that baby is walking, talking and throwing tantrums – THAT’S when the real parenting comes in. If she’s successful, she’ll raise a bright, kind, thoughtful adult – if she’s not, that kid will be bff’s with KK’s brat and writing a tell-all from rehab by 19…good luck Jess

guest on

Anything to get her name and face in the press. Also does she think she the only who work with children, at least she can pay for a nanny.

Deb on

This what I love about having daughters. They can open my eyes to things I didn’t know. First I LOVE Maxwell (GREAT VH1 Storytellers this weekend and Big Bang used his music) so when I heard the name I was an instant Jessie fan! hahaha My daughter wanted Jessie’s boot for her b day (didn’t know she had a line) and they’re GORGEOUS!!! Being a rich/famous mom has it’s challenges (readers using your income as a weapon things should be sooooo easy)!. Good luck Jessie you’re one “Hollywood” mom that seems grounded through all the mistakes/successes!!!

irene on

I just don’t understand someone so wealthy chooses to work and so much time away from her child. Many mothers would give anything for the opportunity to stay home and take care of their child. She is missing out on so much that she doesn’t have to…

Charli Mabriel on

Karen, I agree with you completely. I absolutely support both working & stay @ home moms but this is definitely a woman that doesn’t need to leave her child to work.

Not sure how I feel about her sophisticated look comment. I can see why she’d want s*xy photos of herself out there after she was tortured by the media for her mommy weight but I agree that she needs to stop now.

Katie on

@Tee Tee, So you’re saying that every person who wears a bikini is immodest and not classy? Get your damn priorities straight. Jessica is allowed to show off her baby bump, while in a bikini, especially for the fact that she’s on vacation. Get over yourself.

dancer92136 on

Working and being a mom is difficult, but many have done it and have done it will good luck

TAMERLANE on

OH HAPPY DAY!!! TWO MORE LITTLE BASTARDS FOR THE MEDIA!!!

Guest1709 on

She’s just such a moron. I am so tired of her being in the news – so what, she had a baby like a million other women have done. All she’s famous for anymore is her weight!

Denise S. on

She is rich – she doesn’t have to be away from her baby at all if she chooses not to. Also with another baby on the way, so close to Maxwell in age, both of those little ones are going to be getting less attention when they need more.

BBB on

PEOPLE: PLEASE stop reporting on Jessica Simpson. Nothing against her but there are many, many, many celebrities, why always stories on her? Switch it up every once in a while. Lately it’s been Jessica, Bethenny, Jessica, Bethenny. One is having a baby, one is getting a divorce, enough!

anon on

what in the world is wrong with posting pics & proud pics not skank ones on the internet.. most women are proud of there bodies she also had a coverup on what is wrong with you people.

anon on

The night nuurse was helping in the first 6 weeks after her C section she needed a fair amount of rest. THe chef was when she was working Fashion Star for most of the time & not on a daily basis. Some of you really need to get your facts right.

Meg on

There’s nothing classy about you, Jessica–you fat, vulgar, braindead t r a m p.

Anh1223 on

Man, some of you people are not very smart. It was only obvious why Jessica posted a pic of her in a bikini. The paparazzi were following her around looking for the “money shot” while she was on vacation in Hawaii, hounding her and her family. Instead of letting those people make money off her belly, she posted a picture of her growing baby bump herself. I think that’s pretty clever, and classy.

Elizabeth on

You people need to learn to read. She says that situation has happened FOUR TIMES TOTAL. In eight months, that’s pretty good. I certainly left my baby more once I went back to work.

Also, regular readers know Tee is Mennonite. So her views on modesty are obviously different than most of us.

shannon on

she is a good mom and like us all she is learning how to be a parent. cut her some slack, she is human.

Heather A on

REALLY! GET A LIFE TAMERLANE! YOU MUST FEEL AWESOME CALLING KIDS YOU DON’T KNOW BASTARDS. AND YES I KNOW WHAT THE TERM BASTARD MEANS,BUT TRUELY UNCLASSY OF YOU.

Mary on

Between her and Kim K. this is all we are going to hear about for the next 6 months. We know your both preggers, enough with the daily updates. I know, I shouldn’t have clicked on to this, but I did, my bad.

NM on

Stop giving the farmer his milk for free. If you’re good enough to sleep with and make a baby with, you’re good enough to marry!

Jessie on

Tee tee, I don’t think you’re suicidal or have low self esteem you just have an opinion. Although I disagree with you about the pic, I never really saw Jessica Simpson as wholesome anyway! Don’t let one person ruin your day…one thing I love about the ppl around me is that they have different perspectives which means different opinions. Voice your opinion tee tee! It’s your right to do so.

Damn Gina on

How would she know that motherhood is challenging?! In the last article I read she stated how she had a night nurse. She more than likely has a full-time nanny as well. Motherhood is only challenging when you actually take care of your kids. I am a working mother so I know that childcare is needed so you can make a living but not to catch up on sleep!

Liz on

It’s not what she is wearing. Bikini’s are great on anyone. Pregnant or not. Its the tweeting a picture of it that lacks some class. Oh and the duck face pose. Not classy.

Tara on

Lots of women these days have night nurses! I agree it makes the parents who do it old style more admirable, I’m just saying its a growth industry.

Jealous on

OK, just being honest with myself, I can say that I am jealous of Jessica. I went to college and have 2 post-college advanced degrees, all with high honors. I worked in high-level jobs putting in long hours. I worked really hard in my life to get to where I am. I also spend a lot of my brain power on cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc. for my family, because with all of those degrees I still can’t have all that money that Jessica has with her “stupid blond bombshell” image. My conclusion – F*** college and higher education – POWER to the girls with big boobs and skills to use them for major money making!!!

Nina on

I don’t think most have a problem with her wearing a bikini….the part this is NOT classy is that she took a mirror pic of herself while making a duck face and posted it….that is pure trash! How old is she….13?! She acts like a self obsessed insecure teenager….grow up, you are a mom now.

Connie on

Okay I like Jesscia but she is really immature. How many working women get up before their kids, go to work, and come home late or are on business trips and miss their kids. Yes it’s a challenge but she has choices that most working moms do not. She is already a wealthy woman who likely gets lots of residuals for other projects so she chooses to work and be away from her child. I’m not saying she shouldn’t work or that she shouldn’t enjoy it but celebrities act like they are the only ones who have a hard time leaving their children.

Tara on

I like Jessica. Granted she is a bit dingy at times, but she has created a multi-million dollar empire, and it may have been looks that got her in the door but something has to be there for her to stay there and keep gaining more. She has always been judged because of her large chest. Quit body shaming her. Dislike her if her personality is ugly, or she is mean, but because she wears a bikini and has big boobs. If that’s all you got on her, pipe down.

Heather A on

Most of the posters on here are idiots. Your mad because she is rich,your mad because she has to leave her baby and go to work,your mad because she wears a bikini,your mad because some of her boob showed because her cover up wasnt covering it all up. Get over it. She is wealthly because she works,she had a nanny because she can afford it,she has probably left her daughter less combined hours than the average working mother,she wears a bikini because she can,just as anyone can. I would love to feel comfortable in a one piece bathing suit much less a bikini but due to 3 kids(one set of twins) i am not there yet. She is proud and comfortable with her body and thats all that matters. Congratulations jessica! Enjoy your career,your fiance,your baby and your soon to be newborn baby. You did a great job losing weight and looked adorable in your bikini with your little baby belly showing!

Jessica on

IF Eric was such a great father, he would get married to the mother of his child.

I bet they break up at some point.

tired on

Ok . .so she is having another kid. Good. May I say I don’t want kids? You have sex that is what happens. Everyone is getting pregnant like it is the in “thing.” Kind of like having a puppy. Kids are a LIFETIME commitment. The baby and cute phase pass quickly. We have enough young women whoring themselves out to have kids because they are too stupid to know any better! Tax dollars go to support these kids who will grow up doing crimes and the cycle repeats itself because little girls look up to trash like her. Then the moms make themselves look like martyrs because they are single moms with different daddies living on welfare. Sick. This is the next generation of America folks. I have a degree, good job, volunteer for troubled youth and am still a pure at almost thirty. Sex is nothing sacred anymore . .like a bunch of nasty dogs in heat . .

Onyia on

Tee Tee,
The picture was to purposely show off an expanding pregnancy belly. Doing so in a bikini does not make it any less classy. Had she done that without being pregnant then yes, that would be tacky. I personally thought those pictures were beautiful and I love the confidence. We are all entitled to our opinions and what may be classy to some may not be so to others…. ie publicly bashing a woman for not being classy may seem a bit trashy to some (:

tired on

I understand she makes her own money . .but “celebrities” like her is what your children look up too . .world is too messed up and sick as it is . .why would I subject a child to this?

Onyia on

I’m sure you would take advantage of any luxuries afforded to you given the opportunity amamma. I can’t tell you how many nights I would have given my left arm to have someone get up with my hungry baby so I could sleep. If she can afford it and the night nurse is capable, loving, nurturing then more power to her. The rest of us just get to be envious with our blood shot eyes and luggage under our eyes!

Onyia on

Cameron,
Why so bitter? She is a young mother and if wearing a somewhat revealing outfit on Halloween makes her ‘half slutty’ then a huge majority of American mothers are ‘half slutty’ more power to her if she can afford to employ a houseful of help, I wish I could! She’s obviously doing something right if she manages to tick off so many jealous angry people. I for one think she’s a very clever business woman and has a line of shoes I WISH I could fill my closet with…. She seems to love her little one and so very few people can relate to her lifestyle…. She’s built a successful career for a reason.

Krissy on

People are plain ignorant! So she works for all her money, supports her family and misses her daughter bc she works, but she gets slammed for this. Yet millions of unwed moms living on welfare have multiple kids, some of them having kids with multiple dads, and sponging off the system without even trying to better themselves? And even though they sit on their ass all day long at home, are far more rotten moms then Jess. Condemning a lady for working hard to support a family and also for wearing a bikini? I bet if you went to the mall you would see girls in way less appropriate attire. And we wonder why the morality of our country is basically non exsistant. Instead of shaming her, how about we gripe about the government enabling women to birth babies so they get more handouts! She gets to hire help bc she works her ass off! We all have the same opportunities to be wealthy, as long as you work for it!

Aria on

Tee Hee…I thought the same about that picture and her classy comment.

Lisa on

I agree 100% with Karen’s post

anon on

I think many just what to trash her and dont read well.. She only said as any other celebrity when working longs days sometimes 14 hours those were the days a& she said that was not ofetn.. I beleive she said 4 days.. How many of us have left our children for a holiday & not taken them with us. Is that bad or good.. your just ragging on her for ragging ob her. What happens when men go to work & dont get home before bedtime. Lets get real here folks. Many of you are just plain nasty & mean. Lighten up for gods sake.

Emily on

Girl, wait til you have two babies under 2. Then you’ll learn about challenging.

Seriously on

It is people like you that cause young kids to bully and make fun of other kids for no reason whatsoever. You sit there and talk crap about someone you don’t know based on what a tabloid and other people say. Who cares if Jessica was in a bathing suit. I see plenty of other parents allowing thier 6 yr olds to watch movies like Ted and expendables 2, but Jessica in a bikini is the end of the world.

Can anyone please tell me how taking crap about other people makes you feel better about yourself? I guess none of you wear bathing suits after giving birth? I guess everyone on the beach is unclassy. I mean before you can sit there and say that teens who commit suicide because other children talk the same crap you do, you need to look at yourselves and STOP saying bad stuff. Like my parents always said if you don’t have anything nice to say than don’t say it at all.

DDG on

Is it me or has everyone else seen only season 1 of Fashion Star??? I love that show, and I have been watching and waiting for season 2 to no avail…

Please tell me I didn’t miss it and when it will be airing…PLEASE!

Lau on

You people are so mean and jealous! She’s just talking about being a mother, and trying to relate to anyone else who is a working parent and hates not seeing her baby. What? Are all of you a bunch of saints? Give the girl a break.

Lisa on

Slow down ccct0304… WhIle I don’t agree w tee tee post, to say she could be suicidal is inappropriate. U sound like the psycho one! Geez, uptight much!

Cris on

Who on this blog is sleeping with married men,on drugs or is a slut? Come on raise your hand.I dare one of you holy bitches to admit your flaws or out a secret.I will go first.I ate chocolate ice cream last night and passed gas.I’m sure its not classey so im ready to be judged.come on….I know we have a whore on here,just admit it.

AC on

Why are people so mean to her?!?! I love her. She has a great attitude and she just seems happy. At least she’s not trying to be a know it all celebrity mom like Gisele. And, she has a real female’s body that is way more representative of the average woman. I like her. Good for her. Everyone else is just jealous.

Quynh Phuong Tran on

Awesome

Christine on

Attention Jessica Simpson’s PR Mgr:

We do not want to see her breasts. She looks like a skank and it is not classy or sexy. She is a millionaire and a success. Encourage her to cover up! Showing everything except ones nipple isnt hot or sexy it is slutty…

Christine on

Show some class. Cover up the girls. A millionaire successful woman no need to portray yourself as trash. Whoever does her PR should be fired! Not hot or sexy… Its a sad cry for attention…

Paula on

Jessica Simpson you have been through a lot in your life before and now you have grown up to be a woman and parent so don’t let other people bring you down motherhood is hard and working on top of it I am happy for you best lucky to you and family.

Jenni on

Why do most of you people have to be so nasty all the time!!! So what if she has nannies, so what if she takes bikini pictures, none of this makes her less classy or slutty!!! You are all just a bunch of jealous nasty b1tches !!! If you all had those things, you would think you were fabulous… GET OVER IT!!!!!

Paula on

Marky I agree with you all the way on the others put downs and hurtful words yeah not flattering at all from others about Jessica

Meg on

Laughing at the people who call others “jealous haters”, as some of us would never be jealous of someone like Jessica. Also laughing at the idiot who claims she works hard–she no longer makes music or movies, and her fashion line is nothing more than her name on the label–she does not actually make the clothes. She does nothing but reap in the money from all the overseas slave labor that go into her clothes and accessories so she can support that do-nothing that she keeps having babies with.

Jessica on

I love no longer seeing her mannish face on the cover of magazines. Jessica is SO over.

Nobody cares about her freeloader fiance or her out of wedlock kids. or her for that matter.

Mary Ann on

Being pregnant again,gives Jessica an excuse to get fat as a pig.

Jennifer on

Her daughter is THE most beautiful child I’ve ever seen. I’d be sad if I didn’t see her for 5 minutes!! :)

Hmmm on

You guys really?????

This is an article about Jessica and how she feels… Leave it to all people like you to feel the news to steal the limelight for people just wanting to read articles.

When did this become a slew of insults to each other whom I am quite sure you have never met! Grow the ..// up, and set an example for your own kids! Could this possibly be one of the problems you and your country of AMERICA have? I can see why there is so much violence. You are all incredibly mean to eachoter

mobile20 on

Two days ago she’s posting a sloppy pic with her left breast hanging out and saying that she is more sophisticated and classy now. Seems so insecure, like a 14 year old posting on her Facebook page for “likes”. Go ahead and be dominating in your field, congrats- but please don’t kid yourself into thinking your version of motherhood is challenging or that leaving your baby makes you “sad’- that’s delusional. Take a leave of absence and zip it if it’s so distressing to you. Everything you want is catered to, so don’t pretend you know real sacrifices is, like most of us.

dsfg on

There’s nothing wrong with a night nurse! Parents who get a good night sleep are better parents!

Bridgette Crawford on

I think Jessica is cute and both her and her man Eric make a nice couple committed to each other and their babies. Her daughter Maxwell is ADORABLE!! I also think that Jessica should b commended for her hard working ethic. I wish them and their little family nothing but happiness and joy- but looking at them they have already attained this!!!

sha sha on

Im really just wondering why she’s having another baby when she just said there’s days when she goes all day without seeing the first one? And it really would show some class if she actually married her “fiance” before continuing to make more babies with him. I wish this young couple the best but it sounds like they may need to mature and set some priorities that are best for these children.

Joan LaRose on

I don’t really care what kind of pictures Jessica Simpson posts of herself. What I do care about, as a mother 3 times over, and a grandmother 4 times, is how she can realistically claim that “motherhood is a challenge” when it sounds like she’s not even there most of the time. My questions to Jessica would be: Do you get up with your baby in the middle of the night? Do you stand in a steaming bathroom with a coughing baby? Who changes her dirty diapers? Who rubs her sore gums? We can all “love” our children unconditionally. It’s the loving them unconditionally when they try us, keep us awake at night, throw monstrous temper tantrums that we have to handle….those are the moments that make motherhood a challenge. Now, Jessica Simpson, do you really find motherhood challenging?

Kerry on

She gives us REAL blondes a bad rep. Also, most Md’s recommend waiting a year before having another child, your body needs time to regroup, but whatever.

houseofleaves on

What makes ANY of you self-righteous b*tches better than Jessica? Marriage suddenly makes people better parents? I must’ve missed that report. I’m sure these opinionss are coming from the same privileged idiots who don’t “believe” (as if your beliefs should dictate the way complete strangers live their lives) in homosexuals being married.

Get a grip, GET OVER YOURSELVES, and have some human decency, you pathetic, holier-than-thou PSYCHOS!

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There is nothing immodest about Jessica enjoying her vacation, or rocking the curves that she has. Weather or not you agree with her, the question was asked to “Her” not you. So if that’s how she sees it, more power to her. Rocking bathing suits with cover ups isn’t half naked, its no different then a lot of people at the beach or pool. So what if she’s proud to show off some skin, it doesn’t = her entire wardrobe. She can go from classy, to casual, to sexy, and what ever other style she likes. She has danced to the beat of her own drum, since the first pregnancy, and doesn’t need for you haters to be in agreement. She’ll keep on doing that, through out the second pregnancy with out skipping a beat!

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ccct0304 (on January 3rd, 2013 comment “I hope you don’t ever go to the beach”) I completely agree with you!

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(If she chooses to take half naked pictures of herself and post them all over the internet, she’s within her rights to do so. But it doesn’t make her classy!)
Yes you have a right to your opinion, but not everyone agrees, and most importantly “The woman who was being interviewed for this article doesn’t see herself that way” If that’s how she calls it, than for her that’s what it is! When questioned during an interview, you give the answer that you feel is true to you, not what someone else wants to hear, or what they would say about it. Those opinions will come and go, but hers is the one that counts!

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anon- if their shouldn’t be any personal attacks against someone who doesn’t agree with Jessica’s comments, then their shouldn’t be any attacks on Jessica for making those comments, or feeling the way she does. And Yes she’s a celebrity bla bla bla, who puts out photos and says those things, so some think that she invites criticisem. Well we all invite the same, when posting comments on these kinds of sites, about others. If you don’t share her views, don’t follow them, but it doesn’t mean that she is wrong to feel the way she does. That’s her personal style choice, and opinion, and she has as much right as, anyone here who disagrees with it. LIVE & LET LIVE!!

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MommytoanE- So true, your post was!

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amamma – The night nurse was only for the first few weeks, after the birth of Maxi and after the c-section. That wasn’t a permanent arrangement. I think its just her and Eric mostly now. Even the few times a week that she has a professional chef, its only part time. Like they show up, throw together a lunch and/or dinner, then they go. And since Eric is at home, and not crippled, he can take up the slack.

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So true Marky, soooo true, about the crappy attitudes people have towards her.

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To the (What???- poster) Jessica said that being away all day, has only happened four times in the eight months that this child has been alive, and only because she’s filming for a TV show. THAT DOES NOT MAKE HER A BAD MOTHER! And her being a mulimillionare, doesn’t change the fact that she has to put in those hours filming, for a show, that she’s “under contract with.” Four days out of eight months is not that long, and what about the days when she is with her child all day long! Her time management, may not be what other working moms have from day to day, but other working moms don’t get to be there all day either. Dad’s who work are no different, gone in the morning, and home late sometimes. My dad was for many years, doesn’t make him any less a father, than she is a mother. The time you spend is only part of the job, what you do with that time when you get it, also counts for a whole lot!

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Cameron – Who told you she had a “Team” working for her round the clock, yes people judge celebs who can afford all that, because others may not be able to. But the few people who do those jobs are only there part time, the night nurse only for those first weeks after the c-section, the chef is not full time (they’ve said so on their own blog sites), the maid part time, and the personal trainer, she goes to him daily, not the other way around! Yes she can afford to have even more than that if she wanted, but not everyone operates their lives by the same playbook! Each of them runs their household differently, some have a full staff, others chose to keep that to a minimum. Either way, your not close enough to see how they run their lives, so don’t hate.

And she isn’t a slut, and didn’t say that she was. Classy is part of a trend, and not everyone is after that. Different women have different styles, and like Jessica, some chose to rock more than one. Classy, Bo-ho, Shabby-Cheek, Retro, Edgy, Casual, High-End, the list goes on and on.

Clearly theirs a lot about women, and women’s style you don’t understand. Sometimes a Halloween costume is just a costume, not a “stripper outfit.” When she wears clothes that don’t show off quite so much, people complain about that, so she’s better off choosing what she likes. Calling it as “SHE” sees it, and to hell with what anyone else thinks!

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Lauren – Being a 30yr old woman means that Jessica is free to dress how ever the hell she wants, and call it what she wants. Even if you and others don’t like it! And its not your place to tell her that she isn’t being a mother, hearing about bits and pieces of her life, does not give any of us the whole picture. So who are you to say that she’s “not being a mother to her child” four days out of eight months of this child’s life isn’t the end of the world, and probably doesn’t compare to the hours, whole days, and weeks that she spends with her kid. For the first few weeks of this kids life, we barely saw Jessica out in public at all. Only part of that was because of her giving birth, and needing time to heal. Part of that was also about “being with her child!” I hate it when women try to tear mothers down, claiming that they aren’t doing their jobs, as if you could ever really know. Tabloid photos & articles, can only tell you so much, and a lot of it isn’t true at all. But even when it comes to her comments in this article, it still doesn’t give you nearly enough to say how she is as a mother!

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Karen- Your only half right, she’s not alone, raising this child. But their is a perfectly good reason for her to be gone during those four whole days, what do you think is allowing her to provide as well as she does for that child. “She is under contract to film those Fashion Star” and news flash, she isn’t the only one in the entertainment world who has to be away for full days, sometimes. However, that also makes it possible for her to be home for full days, weeks and months too! Where non-celebrity, moms & dads may work long hours every day. Beyonce’s child isn’t on her hip 24/7, neither is Nicole Richie’s, and what about those mom’s who work on TV sitcoms, again “long hours” but those days, weeks, and seasons, come & go. So yes Jessica and other moms just like her, may miss some moments, but they can be there for others. And the time that they do put in, counts a lot more, than the time they don’t, as long as you make the most of it!

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Jenny – Hit the nail right on the head with her comment:

“Personally i don’t care what jess wants to do, go on a beach, take pics, girls out there are doing WAY worse so i don’t see her as a low life or not classy.”

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Claudia – Motherhood is gonna be a challenge no matter who that woman is, or how much she has going for her financially. And the fact that you and others don’t like the photos she puts out, doesn’t change the fact that others do. Doesn’t make her trashy, we don’t have to agree with her on what’s classy, we also don’t have to call her trash, just because we would chose differently! Live & Let Live!

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Dee – Jessica is not that teen, that you spoke of, and has at least waited until she could afford to give those kids that she had “At 30″ what ever they need. That is so much more than you could ever say about teen moms, and someone in their lives should be telling those teens that “Monkeys see, but can’t always do!” They can’t follow everything they see others do, especially when they’re celebrities.

This couple will be married when they’re good and ready, that doesn’t make them less of a family, raising kids is a huge commitment in a persons life. When many Hollywood marriages go south, the kids remain, and the job still need to be done, marriage isn’t the only way to set an example for young people. Being responsible for the lives you create is, waiting until you can provide for them is, having a child with a woman and sticking around for mother and child after is! Being able to give that child and education, and not having to rack up crazy school loans to send them all to college “REALLY IS!”

With that many “Pros” her child has a great chance of not becoming ” A Con” lol!

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Angela on January 4th, 2013 – So true, being a good parent isn’t just one thing. It involves many factors, and that differs from one family to the next! Right On Angela!

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Daisy Mae on January 4Th, 2013 – How right you are, men never get judged that way. People are still of the belief that a man should be clocking long hours to support he’s family, and that moms should be home. That’s why they give Eric such a hard time about being a stay-at-home dad!

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To Jayla (on January 4Th, 2013) and all who agree with criticising the fact that Jessica is not yet married. Marriage isn’t what makes a good parent, being a parent is! At one time, it was expected that people married first, but there was also a time when people owned slaves too. We are not living in those times, and married or not, the job of a parent will be the biggest thing in their lives, for the rest of their lives, as long as they can be together on that, they and the kids will be fine!

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Some of you need to seriously calm down!! She was in a swimsuit….are they suppose to cover you from neck to toe….I don’t think so! She is a beautiful women and the cruel comments just goes to show you are all jealous hags!

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OK Reality check for: boohoobytch on January 4th, 2013

Real parenting starts when your child is inside you, some of the most important choices you make in life as a parent start there. Then they are born, and that ain’t a walk in the park for many moms. I bet many a mom remembers those labor pains like it was yesterday lol! Then the child is there, and their are still so many things that happen, and things that could go wrong, before the babies feet ever touch the ground. Any parent who’s ever had a sick or crippled child can testify to that. Point being “its different for every mom.”

So many women wanna act like she has it easy, compared to them. Tell stories about their parenting experience like vets tell war stories lol. Lets just say its not easy period OK!

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To guest (on January 4Th, 2013 ) When did she say that she thought she was the only working mom to have that problem, cause I don’t remember that being in the article! What she said is about her own experiences, and that she’s learning about, something about what other moms go through. Its not her fault if you or anyone else can’t, afford child care. It doesn’t make you more of a mom, or Jessica less than! Its just the facts of your life and hers!

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{Irene on January 4Th, 2013 – I just don’t understand someone so wealthy chooses to work and so much time away from her child. Many mothers would give anything for the opportunity to stay home and take care of their child. She is missing out on so much that she doesn’t have to….}

Well Irene her working is how this mom got that wealth, and she’s under contract to fill the next season of Fashion Star. She can’t just say, I’m dropping out and staying home all day, who would provide for this family then! And four days out of eight months isn’t that long at all. Many mom’s are away working for longer than that if you add up the hours they work, and are away from their kids in a week! Dad’s put in long hours too, and once that full day that she misses is over, she can come home to Maxwell and be there all day, for several days, and weeks. It depends on the way her schedule on that show is, but I bet she did the best she could to be away as little as possible. So don’t judge what you don’t know!

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Alyce on January 4Th, 2013 – Just goes to show, that all you know is what the media feeds you, and much of it is bogus! Hope your kids don’t end-up like the crackheads you see walking down the street, while Jessica and her family are living it up and not thinking about you!

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Charli Mabriel on January 4th, 2013- Jessica does “have to” work as long as her contract is iron-clad. When that time is up, she can chose to make other plans if she want’s, and the time away isn’t that much, compaired to the time she does have. Look at how much time they spent in Hawaii, as family & friends came and went. If that’s not quality time I don’t know what is, that may be what the vacation was for, we don’t know!

And maybe you want the style or dress or the photos to stop, but you and others of the same opinion, don’t have to look. She knows that others who applaud he have, and will. And you don’t speak for us!

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dancer92136 on January 4th, 2013 Amen to that post.

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NO TAMERLANE on January 4th, 2013 – JUST ANOTHER JEALOUS A$$

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{Anonymous on January 4th, 2013

She’s just such a moron. I am so tired of her being in the news – so what, she had a baby like a million other women have done. All she’s famous for anymore is her weight!}

A moron is – one who hates on her for being in the news, even though her weight, clothing line, shoes, fragrances, TV show, and even her babies, do more for her in a day, than most of you can do for yourselves lol!

Why come here and hate on her, if things are so much better for you, one would wonder why you have the time! She’s not here, hating on you, through facebook, twitter, People Mag, she’s busy, with career & family. Those who can…..do, those who can’t……B@$%H AND MOAN LOL!!!!!!

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Denise S. January 4th, 2013 -It’s called a contract, and she will be sued if she doesn’t do the show. Also, she probably enjoys it, but like most working moms sometimes regrets the amount of time she spends away from home.

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Randall – Really? Is there no end to the ugliness that can come from some of the posters’ keyboards? Jessica seems to be doing nothing worse than everyone from Tia Mowry to Gisele Bundchen to Vanessa but she gets dumped on by one and all. Frankly, it just seems like gratuitous hatred for no apparent reason. Most of you can give no reason for hatefulness toward her other than the fact she dumped Nick long ago, she’s “trash” (never mind there are hardly a bunch of virgins commenting about Jessica’s sex life), and OMG the famous Chicken of the Sea joke she can never live down. What kind of lives do you people have, that you have to ridicule someone loving their pregnant body and feeling good about themselves? Lose the crappy attitude, people; it’s not flattering to you.

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(Meg on January 4th, 2013 There’s nothing classy about you, Jessica–you fat, vulgar, brain dead t r a m p.)

And if their was an ounce of class in you, you wouldn’t have to talk about a woman who’s celebrating the life that she has hag!

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{Anh1223 on January 4th, 2013 Man, some of you people are not very smart. It was only obvious why Jessica posted a pic of her in a bikini. The paparazzi were following her around looking for the “money shot” while she was on vacation in Hawaii, hounding her and her family. Instead of letting those people make money off her belly, she posted a picture of her growing baby bump herself. I think that’s pretty clever, and classy.}

Amen to that post!

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Anh1223 on January 4th, 2013

Man, some of you people are not very smart. It was only obvious why Jessica posted a pic of her in a bikini. The paparazzi were following her around looking for the “money shot” while she was on vacation in Hawaii, hounding her and her family. Instead of letting those people make money off her belly, she posted a picture of her growing baby bump herself. I think that’s pretty clever, and classy.

Amen to that!

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(shannon on January 4th, 2013 She is a good mom and like us all she is learning how to be a parent. cut her some slack, she is human.)

Right on Shannon!

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NM – Jessica & Eric are good enough to get married, but they’ll do it in their own way, and in their own time” its not your call, your not footing the bill, or taking time out of your work schedule, to be one of the guests!

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(Damn Gina) the only nurse she had was during the time, just after a C-section, and yes she needed that rest and time to heal. Getting use to a child in the home isn’t easy, especally if you’ve had that procedure, and your adjusting to a child being up at all hours of the day & night. If your a mom, you should know better than anyone, that a good night sleep, will help make any parent look at the day ahead, a little bit more clearly! But from what I’ve read, its just her & Eric, caring for their 8mth old now. And yes she could have more help if she wanted, but maybe they chose to be that so they can build more of a bond with her.

Jessica has never said anything about having a full time nanny, and if she’d mention the night nurse that she had for those first few weeks, I think she would also say weather or not she was using a full time nurse too, don’t ya think! Not that she needs a nanny, those babies have a full time daddy, which trumps a nanny in my book! Maybe Jessica feels better knowing that her child is with her own family. In my home, growing up, it was my dad, and we couldn’t have been in more loving hands!

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Liz on January 4th, 2013 – If she wants to tweet and share with her fans, let her be. They don’t hate on her the way so many on sites like this do. They are her people, congratulating her, and telling her that they love those photos. Why wouldn’t she, share with them, its not her that sends them to tabloids and sites like this. They jump on the bandwagon after she posts, dump on them, not her! She’s giving her fan’s what they want, more of her!

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Jealous on January 4th, 2013

OK, just being honest with myself, I can say that I am jealous of Jessica. I went to college and have 2 post-college advanced degrees, all with high honors. I worked in high-level jobs putting in long hours. I worked really hard in my life to get to where I am. I also spend a lot of my brain power on cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc. for my family, because with all of those degrees I still can’t have all that money that Jessica has with her “stupid blond bombshell” image. My conclusion – F*** college and higher education – POWER to the girls with big boobs and skills to use them for major money making!!!

To the honest “JEALOUS” poster: I don’t think Jessica would agree with your “F college” comment either lol. She understands that different people, get where they wanna be in life, by many different roads, that just wasn’t the root for her. Her dad went to college, never knowing that he would end up being a manager for his kids, some lessons come from home, some from school, some from the business world, some trial & error, some from just dreaming big, and having others who help you get there. I like that, she’s showing people that, just like….the chick who invented Spanks. They never knew if, or when they would get there, but they kept at it! She proves that you don’t have to be the “smartest person in the room.” Just smart enough to grab a good opportunity, when it comes to you, and make it work!

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Nina on January 4th, 2013 You go to any of her sites, or fan pages, and see if they think of her as a obsessed insecure teenager. They don’t think she looks like trash at all, and what other reason would a celeb have, but for their own happiness, pride, and for their fans! You don’t get to tell a celeb to STOP anything, their giving the public what they want, and people are enjoying them with her!

If your not one of them then fine, but you don’t speak for everyone, so let her be, and direct your attention some where else! Develop a hate site, for yourself and all the others who don’t like her!

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Connie on January 4th, 2013

Okay I like Jesscia but she is really immature. How many working women get up before their kids, go to work, and come home late or are on business trips and miss their kids. Yes it’s a challenge but she has choices that most working moms do not. She is already a wealthy woman who likely gets lots of residuals for other projects so she chooses to work and be away from her child. I’m not saying she shouldn’t work or that she shouldn’t enjoy it but celebrities act like they are the only ones who have a hard time leaving their children.
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There is nothing immature about her comments, and no she isn’t acting like “she’s the only one who’s ever been through it,” she’s acting like a woman who’s going through it, and learning about how it is “for the first time! Finding out for herself that its challenging, and trying to figure it all out.”

And yes she is a wealthy woman, but that doesn’t change the fact that she was UNDER CONTRACT to do the show, before the first child came along, and still has to fufill that obligation, atleast until the contract it up! She goes in there, and does the work, “LIKE A MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, EMPLOYED PERSON, WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BITE THE HAND, THAT FEEDS, AND CLOTHES, AND KEEPS A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS, IS SUPPOSED TO!!!! PEOPLE NEED TO GET OFF HER BACK, AND SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR THAT, IF NOTHING ELSE “DAMN!” She got that lifestyle, by getting up and doing the damn thing, now you wanna bash her for that. No one is taking care of business & family for her, the way she is. She has only been away 4-days out of 8-months, add up the hours that most women put in, and she’s still doing better, than most, that doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t feel the way she does. Every working mother does, and now she’s joined the club!!!! Respect or Back Off!

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I realize that I have posted a lot of messages here, but for the sake of argument, lets just look at the issue of working mothers, from someone elses point of view “shall we!”

Maria Shriver discussed work-life balance: Q&A

Q: What is your best parenting advice for working moms?

A: Be more patient with yourself. When I left my job to become First Lady, my kids told me how much they missed it, how much they liked my job. Very often your kids are proud of you.

Everybody is trying to do the best they can and some mothers seem to make it look effortless, but I don’t know anyone who in truth, in their really honest moments, will say “it’s easy.” Interesting, I wonder if haters will bash her for those comments, the way they do Jessica! If nothing else they do have that much in common, they think its hard too. (And this woman has had wealth, nannys, etc)

“Mothers shouldn’t criticize other mothers: working mothers against working / non-working mothers. All of that is old and doesn’t help anybody.” If you can bring a smile to someone’s face, that’s a great way to spend your time. The people you touch are “really the measure of your life and what makes your life matter.” If people feel loved, on a day to day basis, the world would be a much kinder and compassionate place!

Q: What lessons would you like your children to take from your career choices? Do you think the message is different for girls versus boys?

A: Yes and no. I’m trying to teach my boys to be sensitive to the decisions that affect women and to be supportive of them and to understand that women, whoever they end up with will be a full partner, and what does that mean.

My daughters look a lot at women my age and say, “I don’t want to do that, I want to have a little bit more control.” … When I started having children, I anchored two shows and when my daughter was born I had to give it up. … I wanted to work part-time from home and that wasn’t an option.

The technology has afforded women an opportunity to balance careers or perhaps invent careers that didn’t exist before.

It’s much easier to say follow your dreams than to do it. Many people struggle with the financial aspects of following their dream.

It’s an important thing for society to encourage people to keep dreaming. Sometimes it’s even harder to follow your dream in your 40s and 50s than in your 20s. There will be adversity; that is part of it.
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To question Jessica’s ability to be a good mom, because of 4- days out of an 8- month period, is foolish to say the least!

This same woman, takes her family to hawaii, for some sun & fun. And then they stay there, for Christmas & New Years, something tells me that their child was OK.

Did you not see the huge smile on Maxwells face in this photo: http://www.gossipcop.com/jessica-simpson-pregnant-2012-confirmed-second-pregnancy-baby-big-sis-maxwell-photo-christmas-pic/

That child may not have her mommy 365 days a year, but she knows her mommy loves her, and I’m sure just like any mom, she’s trying to make the most of the time she does have.

This is Maxi in her mom’s arms, thinkin ” if not for the pap’s we’d be alright” htt://www.petitelemon.com/blog/2012/12/30/celebrity-kid-of-the-week-maxwell-drew-johnson/

Only happy kids will smile like this for the camera and only loving parents know how to get them to do it:

http://www.sweetkisses.net/2012/09/21/5-ways-my-life-has-completely-changed-after-maxwell/

http://www.sweetkisses.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Eric-Is-Sexier-768.jpg

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