Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'I have put on 40 pounds': Jessica Simpson reveals her pregnancy weight gain... but is 'ready to have her body back'

By Jade Watkins

She has been seen sporting a very large baby bump as she gets nearer and nearer to her delivery date next month.

And now Jessica Simpson has revealed to Hello! magazine that she has put on a bountiful 40 pounds during her pregnancy.

The 31-year-old told the magazine in their latest issue that she has been pleased to take time off dieting.

Baby celebration: Jessica Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson are pictured at the singer's Charlotte's Web themed baby shower earlier this month

'I had a great pregnancy. Eating and not having to worry too much about it has been fun,' she said.

'Taking a break from working out has definitely been fun. But I’m ready for it to be over. I’m ready to have my body back!'

Jessica, who appears to have been pregnant for much longer than her three trimesters, told the magazine that she can't wait to deliver her unborn son or daughter.

'I feel like I could pop at any second,' she said.

The singer recently celebrated her impending motherhood with a baby shower at her Los Angeles home.

Jessica told Hello! magazine that the bash, which was attended by the likes of Jessica Alba and her sister Ashlee Simpson, had a Charlotte's Web theme.

The E.B. White book was Jessica's favourite fictional story growing up.

During the celebrations, the woman played games and enjoyed several activities including guessing the size the size of Jessica’s bump and knitting lessons.

The get together wasn't just for adults only: the guest list also had the who's who of celebrity offsprings.

Alba brought her daughter, Haven, seven months, and Ashlee brought her son Bronx, three.

Following the party, Jessica opened her lavish gifts with fiance Eric Johnson.

Soaked: Meanwhile, despite a torrential downpour yesterday, nothing was going to come between Jessica and her pregnancy cravings as she got her dinner with Eric

'Eric is going to be an unbelievable dad,' she told Hello!. 'I can’t wait to see if he can master ponytails and braids!'

Meanwhile, despite a torrential downpour yesterday, nothing was going to come between Jessica and her pregnancy cravings.

The Dukes of Hazzard actress, whose first child is due in a matter of weeks, was caught in a downpour with Eric while leaving the Boneyard Bistro in Los Angeles.

Wants her body back: Jessica said she is keen to whip herself back into shape

Jessica, who was obviously expecting better weather, was soaked through in a brightly covered maxi dress that clung to her large bump and was wearing flip-flops and sunglasses.

The reality TV star has not been shy when it has come to discussing her pregnancy or showing off her burgeoning belly.

Recently, the she refuted claims that she was carrying twins and explained the cause of her huge belly on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

She told the host, 'Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks it will be like a fire hydrant!'

Jessica also appeared naked on the cover of April's ELLE magazine and said that the Demi Moore inspired photo was all her idea.

'They didn't even ask me to do that,' she said on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show.

'It was my idea. It kind of just seemed a natural thing for me to do.'

'I'm like 170 pounds and I wanted to pose nude,' she explained. 'I try to be like 110 pounds.

'It's funny to be at your heaviest and feel the most confident. I just take such pride in being a mom! I just love my body more than ever now.'



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