Jessica Simpson is pregnant again, according to an unnamed source who revealed the news exclusively to Us Weekly. The singer/designer/TV host’s rep, on the other hand, is completely mum on the news. So should we believe that she’s expecting, just under seven months after giving birth to Maxwell Drew? Given how secretive JSimps was about her first pregnancy, not saying a thing even long after her bump was visible, she could be. But we also think it’s really crappy of someone else to leak this story to the world (probably for some good cash), before Jessica and fiance Eric Johnson were ready to do so.
First of all, we suspect the pregnancy was a surprise to them. A little medical background (if you don’t like knowing how women’s bodies work do not read this paragraph): Maxwell was born in May. If Jessica waited the customary 12 weeks to tell her family of the good news, she conceived this new kid just three months after giving birth. Most doctors actually recommend waiting a year before having another child, to allow your body to recover. But if Jessica was breastfeeding baby Maxwell, her chances of conceiving were super low — though not unheard of — and it’s really hard to tell whether or not you’re pregnant right after having a baby, because your cycle is all out of whack. Based on all of this knowledge, we understand why the new parents would want to reveal the sensitive news on their own timeline.
The non-medical reason this (the leak, not the pregnancy) probably sucks for Jessica, if it is in fact true: That nice contract she has with Weight Watchers. She’s been making all sorts of headlines as she talks about losing 60 pounds in five months on the program, and she really looks great these days. But we can’t imagine she can stick to the diet, at least not in any strict way, if she’s with child again. We don’t know how long her contract with WW is, but if it’s not a big financial loss for Simpson, it’s got to be an embarrassing business move. Unless WW has some kind of new prenatal program they want to promote?
Anyway, as a pregnant lady myself, I just want to say, whoever sold this story to Us is the worst kind of friend, but if it’s true, congrats, Jessica and Drew!
[Photos: Us Weekly, Getty Images]