It seems as though some stars are just never happy. Sure, they are already dominating their field of entertainment, but why stop there when you take over an entirely new platform, too? Many celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé are some of the many that have enjoyed both musical career and their turn on our screens, too. However, there is someone who has been able to take over the world in a whole new way: Jessica Simpson.
This pop sensation rose to fame thanks to her incredible vocals and songs such as These Boots Are Made for Walking, Irresistible, and Take My Breath Away. That was all about to change when the star put her mind to several other ideas. Unfortunately, it seems as though motherhood has come with a whole new list of issues. Thankfully for us, Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy struggles were so relatable.
A new chapter
Many people have tried to turn their hands to other skills over the years, but it seems as though not everyone has what it takes to be successful. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case for Jessica Simpson. It almost looks as though this musical legend can achieve just about anything she sets her mind to.
From music to acting and everything in between, will there ever be anything that stands in Jessica’s way? It seems not. As well as her successful Hollywood career, there is another part of her life that Jessica is now enjoying: motherhood. However, it appears as though even celebrity pregnancies come with a struggle or two.
Climbing to the top
Jessica started out her career as a singer as the star was just 16 years old when she signed her first record contract. This was about to mark the beginning of a whole new chapter in her life – one that would catapult her to the height of fame. It wasn’t long into her career that Jessica released the single Sweet Kisses in 1999, and from there it was hit after hit as she continued to dominate the charts.
Jessica’s time on the music scene soon saw her meet and fall for fellow musician, Nick Lachey. The couple dated for many years before tying the knot it October 2002. This was yet another change for Jessica as she soon became a reality TV star on her show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The pair quickly became household names until they sadly divorced in 2005.
Continuing to rise
As Jessica continued her career both on the small screen and in the music charts, the singer was releasing a host of new albums. That wasn’t all. It seemed as though Jessica had been working on a brand new adventure, too. That’s right; 2005 marked the year her clothing line, The Jessica Simpson Collection, was about to hit the shelves. Although many stars have tried to create their own brands or lines over the years, it appears as though many have failed.
Not Jessica. No, this star now has one of the most successful celebrity founded brands as it has earned over $1 billion so far and doesn’t look set to slow down any time soon. The Jessica Simpson Collection now designs everything from junior clothes to women’s outfits and everything in between. Now, it was time to conquer a whole new ball game.
Baby number three
Sure, being one of the most popular musicians of the time is a huge achievement for anyone, but Jessica wanted to move onto a whole new career: acting. Like many other celebrities, the singer soon found herself starring in the likes of the rom-com Employee of the Month, the reality show The Price of Beauty, and the competition reality show Fashion Star.
However, Jessica never strayed too far from music as she continued to release a handful of singles and albums in this time, too. Although her time in the limelight was always reaching new heights, Jessica wanted to focus more on her fashion line and being a mother to two children, Maxwell, aged 6, and Ace, aged 5. It turns out they are both excited to welcome a new sibling into their lives, but sadly, Jessica’s third pregnancy wasn’t as simple as her other two.
Sharing the shower
Many celebrities love to stay close to their fans through social media, and Jessica Simpson is no exception. The star often shares snippets of her life, and she recently shared a snap of her latest baby shower.
Jessica and her husband, Eric Johnson, announced they were expecting their third child back in September 2018. The couple were thrilled to learn they are welcoming a second daughter. The theme of the shower? Birdie’s nest. This was the first clue to their little one’s name.
Making small steps
It seems as though Jessica’s social media has now evolved into a place for her to share her pregnancy struggles with other expecting mothers around the world. It turns out the star had not only been suffering from a month of sciatica pain, but Jessica had also battled through three weeks of bronchitis.
Thankfully, she was finally able to fit back into her sneakers and thought she would celebrate by heading out for a walk to clear her head. Of course, Jessica wanted to share the achievement with her fans.
Staying out late
Many mothers admit how having children makes it tough to find time to glam up, let alone head out on the town for a night of fun. So what about when you’re expecting your next baby?
It seems as though nothing is too much for Jessica as she was finally able to get her glam rags on and step out for a night in the town. The best bit? Jessica made it until past 7pm. Sometimes, it’s the small things that can help expecting mothers to feel a little human again.
Walking in the rain
Being pregnant is a wonderful time for many. Unfortunately, it can also cause come with a host of side effects. Many expecting mothers are continually tired – not helped by the common insomnia that plagues many.
Thankfully, Jessica Simpson had the perfect answer to getting back to sleep. The star was eventually able to slide into her shoes before heading out for a walk in the rain. We were left with this impressively fuzzy snap as a result. Perfect.
As if insomnia and battling a handful of illnesses wasn’t enough already, it seems as though this little one was making quite the impression on her mom before she had even arrived. Like many, Jessica suffered from acid reflux.
Thankfully, there is always an answer to the problem, and this time it came in the form of some retail therapy. Now, Jessica got to enjoy kicking back and relaxing on her brand new sleep recliner as she prepared for baby number three.
A tight squeeze
It can be easy to take the simple things for granted. It might seem easy enough to walk between two cars, but what about when you need to squeeze your ever-growing baby bump through the gap, too? That’s when things start to get difficult.
It looks as though someone parked a little too close for Jessica who seems determined to try her best to make it through the gap without anyone’s help – after posing for a photo, of course.
Just because Jessica Simpson was pregnant doesn’t mean she couldn’t enjoy a trip or two, right? The star was busy jetting off to New York City when she discovered there was a new issue. Apparently, needing to use the bathroom a lot more than usual doesn’t go away when thousands of feet up in the air.
Jessica was ready to make friends with the bathroom as the star confessed she needed to leave her seat 40 times while up in the air. We’re sure no one minded getting to see the celeb all those times.
A common side effect
Pregnancy can show us just what the human body can do – no matter how much we don’t want it to. Did you know there are many reasons our feet swell when we’re expecting? Yes, it turns out that women naturally retain fluids when they’re expecting, but that’s not all.
Being pregnant also interrupts our blood flow meaning it can be harder for it to return from our feet back up to our heart, and hormones can also see various parts of our bodies swell.
Back to normal
Thankfully, it seems as though Jessica Simpson found a way to combat her swollen feet – and she wanted to tell the world about the new idea. Cupping is a form of Chinese medicine that has become popular over the last few years, but what is it?
The treatment involves placing heated glass cups onto the skin where the suction helps stimulate blood flow and the movement of energy. It certainly seems to have paid off for this star.
People that follow Jessica’s social media page soon got used to the many selfies that grace their screen every day. However, it turns out that Jessica had been struggling to keep up with her usual uploads since becoming pregnant.
The star confesses that one of the struggles of her pregnancy was finding the right angle to take a flattering selfie. Whether she believes it or not, it seems as though Jessica still knows how to rock it in front of the camera.
The ultimate prize
While many of us might be embarrassed by the toilet seat breaking, it seems as though Jessica took it all in her stride as just another of her relatable pregnancy struggles.
Sure, the star could have hidden her secret from the world, but it turns out that she wanted to warn the world not to lean back when heavily pregnant. The best bit? Jessica posed for a photo with her prize looking pretty pleased with herself as though she had just won a Grammy.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but Jessica decided to make it a thousand and two when she posted this photo to Instagram in January. Showing her likely lying down at home, wrapped up in cozy pajamas, she titled the post simply, “Sick day.”
Without elaborating or going into specifics, she gave her fans a peek at a private moment. She was obviously thrilled with her pregnancy, but was having a rough go of it at that moment. And she didn’t care if the entire world knew.
As if Jessica hadn’t suffered enough from the pregnancy, she revealed in early March that she was hospitalized for bronchitis. She spent a week receiving treatment in the hospital, making it her fourth trip there in two months – all for the same condition.
Uploading a photo of herself wearing a hospital gown, medical mask, and leopard onesie, the singer promised her fans she was getting healthier every day. “I am on my way to healthy,” she added, “and counting down the days to see (her daughter’s) sweet smile.”
It runs in the family
Even in the third trimester, you just can’t stay cooped up at home all day. Wanting to spend some time outside with the family, Jessica and her husband Eric took in a Little League baseball game in which their six-year-old son Ace played.
Eric played football for Yale before going pro, playing for NFL franchises San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints. Seems like Ace got those sporty genes, because he hit a homerun! Maybe those Oakland A’s baseball caps they’re wearing were a hint as to his future?
Not embellishing anything
We believe Jessica should be given a lot of credit for giving her fans the uncensored, unembellished account of her pregnancy. For female stars, image is everything, but Simpson did not shy away from giving her fans a glimpse at the less attractive sides of pregnancy.
Exposing herself like that, warts and all, takes a lot of guts. And hopefully it’ll inspire other stars to show what pregnancy is really like – and we assure you that it isn’t all Instagramable glamor shots.
Keeping her eyes on the prize
Despite all the challenges and hardships she has faced during her pregnancy with Birdie, Jessica has persevered. Giving credit where it’s due, she said her children should get props for helping her push through it.
“The one thing that gets me through this pregnancy,” she revealed in another post showing a picture of her two children, “is knowing I will get another one of these cuties.” Just hang in there – your due date is almost here!
One of the things that Jessica Simpson is proving to us all is that beauty is not all about the conventional standards. In October, 2018, when she was a few months pregnant, Jessica posted a picture of herself at the FFANY Shoe Show.
She is visibly pregnant and seems to be glowing. Her uplifting caption reads: “To me, beauty truly comes from within and when I feel good in my own skin, and the clothes that are covering that skin, I can project my best self.”
Many women struggle a great deal when they are pregnant, and it is heartening for them to see a celebrity like Jessica Simpson being so honest about her own challenges.
In fact, Jess even asked her social media followers for advice with some of her pregnancy woes, including her swollen feet. She received many messages of encouragement and support, and her openness and sense of humor that she maintained even in the hardest times inspired many other moms-to-be.
Announcing it on social media
From the beginning of her pregnancy, Jessica Simpson wasn’t too shy about sharing her life with her fans. In fact, she announced her pregnancy on Instagram in September, 2018.
She posted a picture of her two children during the gender reveal for their new sister. They popped two big black balloons to release a bunch of pink balloons. The adorable pictures were accompanied by a caption about how happy and excited Jess was about adding another member to the family.
Family of five
After a difficult pregnancy, Jessica Simpson finally gave birth to her third child. The little girl was born on March 19, 2019, and the family was thrilled.
During the pregnancy, Jessica had spoken about all of the questions that her two older children asked her and her husband about the new baby. She said that the parents had to try not to laugh at some of the cute questions, and that they did their best to answer honestly without scaring the kids.
Birdie Mae Johnson
Shortly after Jessica Simpson’s baby was born, she posted a beautiful black and white picture of her daughter Maxwell holding the new baby’s tiny hand.
Jessica and husband Eric named the little girl Birdie Mae Johnson, a name that she had already hinted at during her baby shower. Birdie weighed 10 lbs., 13 oz, and Jessica called her “perfect” in her Instagram post. After such a difficult pregnancy, Jessica must be thrilled to be able to hold her daughter in her arms.