Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Her Baby Boy!


Congratulations are in order for Jessica Simpson and her babydaddy Eric Johnson because we learn today that they are the proud parents of their just-born baby boy! As you may recall, we learned back in December that Jessica went and got herself pregnant just a few months after she gave birth to her first child, a daughter they named Maxwell Drew. In February we learned that Jess was having a boy and that she decided to name him Ace. Just a couple of weeks ago, Jessica took her massive baby bump to a friend’s wedding. Today, courtesy of People magazine, we learn that Jess and Eric’s son was born this weekend and they, indeed, named him Ace. Click below for more deets.

Jessica Simpson‘s tiniest fashion star has arrived! The Fashion Star mentor, 32, and her fiancé, Eric Johnson, welcomed son Ace on Sunday, June 30, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. The new addition joins big sister Maxwell Drew, who celebrated her first birthday May 1. Although Simpson had initially planned to keep the sex of her second baby a secret, she memorably let it slip that she was having a son on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March, and later told PEOPLE she was looking forward to adding a boy to the family. “I’m so excited to have a son,” she said at the time of her Tom Sawyer-themed shower in April. “I didn’t grow up with a brother and I think the unknown is really exciting. I can’t wait to have that connection with our little man.” During a Christmas vacation, Jessica confirmed her rumored pregnancy news on Twitter when she posted a sweet picture of baby Maxwell sitting in the sand above letters that read “BIG SIS.”

Us Weekly is reporting more details about Ace’s birth, including his middle name:

Maxwell’s baby brother has arrived! Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson, her rep tells Us Weekly exclusively. Little Ace was born in Los Angeles via scheduled C-section on Sunday, June 30, the rep adds. “Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great,” her rep tells Us. “Jessica, Eric and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family.”

Awww … this is great news! Altho it seems like Jessica Simpson is *always* pregnant, it’s nice when she can have these small windows of time when she’s not incubating a human being inside her uterus. Altho little Ace was born today, his birth comes with very little surprises. We knew he was gonna be a boy for months … we even knew his name all the while. But how about that middle name?! Ka-NUTE? WTF is that?! And you thought North West was an interesting name … Hmmm. In any event, let’s send our love and congrats to the Simpson-Johnson family and start the countdown until we get to meet the little dude in his first photoshoot :)

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  • dee

    What the hell is up with these names??? Ace is something you would call your dog, not your kid!

  • Alicia Mayo-White

    Max and Ace, sounds like a team of detectives :D

    • @Alicia Mayo-White — LOL

  • nicole

    finally! lol. i didnt think she would ever give birth. congrats to the family! im sure hes adorable :)

  • Halli

    The middle name just makes me think of that polar bear…Knut. I dunno.

  • Heidi

    I have a friend named Knute. He’s named after a legendary Notre Dame football coach and player. I’d assume that’s where Jessica and her fiancé got their inspiration?

  • Hannah

    Yeah, not a fan of ace. I got pregnant when my first was only 5 months old so I know how Jessica is feeling right now. Not being pregnent feels great.

  • sfmom

    Ace Knute?
    Also holy cow “Always pregnant?” She barely just has two kids. Yes, she announces her pregnancies super early and seems to go long…but “always pregnant”? wtf on behalf of pregnant women everywhere. ;-)

  • Josh C.

    Knute is the name of Jessica’s maternal grandfather. It’s actually a common German/Swedish name. I think the name is cute and her kids will be raised fabulously! Happy for her!

  • MJ

    Maybe I fell in the gutter this morning, but ACE Johnson? Hope he can live to that expectation. ;)

    • Shannon

      MJ, LMAOOOoooo! Noooo!

  • Krissy

    “But how about that middle name?! Ka-NUTE? WTF is that?!”

    That is his swedish grandfather’s name. And I think Knute is waaaaaaay better than “North”. A name with family meaning is never a bad idea, IMO, especially when it is the middle name.

  • apriljan

    This pregancy seemed to be a lot faster than her first! Congrats! Hooray for babies!

  • janaegal

    You know that emoji icon that is the yellow face that is laughing so hard it’s crying? Yeah, i wish I could just put that in the comment box.

  • Kate

    Heard worse names out in celeb land. As long as he is loved, does it really matter what they choose to call their own child?!