Jessica Simpson on Weight Loss and Critics, Fiance Eric Johnson in ‘Redbook’ Interview

January 7, 2014

Jessica Simpson speaks out about her weight loss, being criticized and scrutinized over her weight and life with fiance, former NFL player Eric Johnson. and more in a new interview for a ‘Redbook’ magazine cover story.

It was not that long ago that the 33-year-old actress-singer and fashion mogul was subjected to prolonged bullying over her weight when she was photographed in “mom jeans.” But it was far enough into the past that we did not yet widely use the term “fat shaming” to describe the extreme and hurtful; negativity.

Jessica Simpson, in reflecting upon those days, said, “What’s so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now. What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something so crazy out of a pair of jeans. What woman wants to be brought down for that?”

But years later, as a mother of two — a son Ace Knute and daughter Maxwell — to whom she gave birth in quick succession over the course of two-and-a-half years and her role ongoing Weight Loss celebrity spokesperson life has settled down even if haters have not.

She went on to say, “I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant. It’s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”

Jessica Simpson has been engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson since 2010 and he is the father of her two children. She spoke about their longtime relationship, saying, “I’ve learned that sometimes love is not enough. You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it’s not necessarily enough.”

She went on to elaborate, saying, “I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating— even when it’s the last thing you want to do.”

And, in making the headline-grabber line, she added, “I have to admit, it doesn’t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I’ve ever seen—and he looks amazing naked!”

More excerpts from Jessica Simpson’s Redbook magazine interview plus the photos by Matt Jones here.

Recent video of Jessica Simpson and her post-baby body weight loss success is below!

Pictures: PR Photos

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