Last month, In Touch Weekly magazine reported that Jessica Simpson was pregnant with her first child. At the time, Jess had absolutely nothing to say on the report … she neither confirmed nor denied that she was pregs. Today it’s OK! magazine’s turn to report that Jessica IS, pregnant! Jess is featured on the cover of this week’s new issue of OK! splashed with the headline, Yes, I Am Pregnant!
Dressed in a flowing striped maxi dress, a beaming Jessica Simpson smiled as she arrived for a baby shower at the Ivy at the Shore restaurant in Santa Monica. The performer, along with her mom, Tina; sister, Ashlee; and 2-year-old nephew, Bronx, was at the restaurant on Oct. 15 to celebrate childhood friend Stephanie McGuire Terblanche’s impending motherhood — but that’s not the only baby the Simpson clan is getting ready for! “Jessica is so excited,” says a close friend, who confesses that Jessica has been slowly telling all her pals that she and fiancé Eric Johnson, 32, are becoming parents. OK! has the scoop in this week’s issue, on sale everywhere Thursday! “She joked, ‘Well, now I can eat anything I want and no one will care. It’s just sort of a rule with pregnant women.’ But it was typical Jessica that she was making a joke of it.” At 31, Jessica has learned to take life’s little twists and turns in stride. Although she originally told her friends that she didn’t plan to have a baby before she was married to Eric, to whom she became engaged this past November, the order of these happy events hasn’t really mattered to her. Jessica is just delighted finally to become a mother.
You know, this pregnancy rumor has popped up from time to time over the years but this time, I kinda knew it was true. I dunno why … but I had a feeling that In Touch was right last month. We hear now that Jess has decided to postpone her wedding to fiancée Eric Johnson and I guess we now know why … she doesn’t want to be a pregnant bride. In any event, let’s send our warmest congrats and best wishes to Jessica and Eric on their happy baby news. Let the bump watch officially get underway!