The scale has spoken – and it doesn’t have any good news for Jessica Simpson. A source tells Hot Stuff that Jessica learned at her first Weight Watchers weigh-in – a few weeks after the May 1 birth of daughter Maxwell – she had gained 70 pounds. Luckily, Jessica has $4 million worth of motivation to shed them.
Her contract requires a 20 to 30 pound loss by the end of August or no payday, says a source. But it won’t be easy.
“Jessica has always had issues with junk food,” says a Simpson pal. So Jessica has called in reinforcements: She enlisted her mom, Tina, and a few pals to do the program “to help keep herself in check,” says the insider. Simpson, who plans to breastfeed through July, also ditched her beloved high-calorie margaritas, adds the source. “She had a few drinks postpregnancy, but then stopped.”
I know it seems what Us did here was innocent enough, but guys. Come on. It totally wasn’t. Jess “also ditched her beloved high-calorie margaritas” and “Simpson, who plans to breastfeed through July”? They’re totally making us draw the conclusion that Jess had been drinking during her pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding her daughter, Maxwell Drew.
Now, I might be a little bit biased because I love Jessica so much, but this is just a low blow. If you’re going to out-and-out accuse the girl of imbibing and feeding her daughter the spoils of her breasts, just come out and say it. Don’t pussy-foot around it and pretend like that’s not what you’re trying to say, damn.
Do I think that Jess was drinking while breastfeeding, or even pregnant? Well, without knowing the girl personally, I’m going to go ahead and say ‘no’. I know a lot of people don’t give girlfriend a lot of credit when it comes to the brains department, but I don’t think that Jess is the type to do things that people are going to give her shit over, because why would she even want to hear it, let alone put her daughter at risk over something so trivial? No, I think if Jess really wanted to hit the cocktails, she would just stop breastfeeding and not care what people thought of her choice not to breastfeed—even if the choice was made because mom wanted to knock back a few adult beverages. It’s not like she’s ever really cared what anyone’s thought anyway, you know.
Can’t we just give this fine lady a break for a minute? God.