Jessica Simpson Covers ‘Women’s Health,’ Talks Weight Loss and Body Shaming

August 4, 2016

Jessica Simpson graces the cover of Women’s Health magazine opens up about her weight loss struggles throughout the years and the social media body shaming and criticism. She also reveals she had considered breast reduction surgery and why she eventually ruled it out.

 Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson has become synonymous with the fashion empire that bears her name, and she told Women’s Health magazine that her weight loss struggles over the years have actually contributed to her success. She said, “I have been every size there is.” Elaborating, she added, “‘I know what looks good on a variety of body types. Every woman should feel like she can wear what the model is wearing down the runway.”

She also opened up about the body shaming she has faced over the years. And she’s had plenty. Who can forget, for instance, the infamous “mom jeans” shaming she endured back in 2009 before we even had the term “fat shaming” and “body shaming in popular vernacular.

Simpson said, “Media scrutiny sucks.” Elaborating, she added, “”I can’t sit here and say I don’t notice it.”

She also said, “I will never understand why people take someone down for what you look like…If I had a character flaw, take me down. But a body flaw? That’s not important.”

This time around, she’s stunning on the cover, posing in a black two-piece athletic wear, with those weight fluctuations, for now, a part of her past. The public has witnessed her go through two pregnancies and the expected dieting and post-baby-body reveals. She’s got a son, Ace Knute and a daughter, Maxwell Drew, with her husband, the retired NFL player Eric Johnson.

In an industry where it’s become commonplace for women to get a surgical enhancement Jessica Simpson had the opposite dilemma. She said with characteristic candor, “My boobs have a life of their own.” Continuing, she added, “They have a way of making themself [sic] present…I thought I was going to get a breast reduction, but after having kids, I look at myself and I’m like, you know what, my boobs are actually really big, but I like how they are. They’re an asset, and Eric loves them still.”

She’s got anew athlesiure brand, The Warm Up, which has a full range of sizes including plus sizes. She told the publication, “I want to be your friend and dress you and say, ‘You look good, girl!’

She also speaks of the challenges of finding time to fit in workouts, saying, ““Before I was a mom, I was dancing on tables at clubs and that was my workout.” She added, “Now I’m chasing kids. Your biceps curls are picking up your kids.”

You can see more of the interview here and check out Jessica Simpson’s stunning ‘Women’s Health’ cover and behind-the-scenes video below!

Pictures: PR Photos

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