Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jessica Simpson gives birth

Jessica Simpson is a new Mom!

MTV reports Jessica and her fiancé, Eric Johnson, welcomed a nine-pound-13-ounce baby girl on Tuesday.

“Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson,” Simpson posted on her website. “We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!”

It's the first child for the couple, who got engaged in November 2010. Simpson confirmed that she was going to be a mom around on Halloween 2011 when, after much speculation about her expanding waistline, she posted a photo of herself and her baby bump dressed up as a "mummy."

Of little Maxwell, she told Elle that she had the baby's name picked out for some time and wanted it to be personal to her. "It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary," she said about her daughter. "Still, when people hear it, they'll know ... why."

As for marrying Johnson, she shared with Jay Leno that she wants to wait until she can wear a properly pretty wedding dress again in a svelte frame. "I want him to be my husband so bad. I do still want to wear the pretty gown and everything, and I have to wait till after the baby. Now she'll just be in the wedding," she said about her plans to marry the former football player and including their baby girl in the wedding ceremony.

Currently, Simpson is one of the mentors on NBC's fashion reality show, "Fashion Star," where she appears alongside fellow fashion entrepreneurs and designers Nicole Richie and John Varvatos.

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