Jessica Simpson Explains Why She’s Excited To Have A Son; Talks Pregnancy Weight

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson will welcome their second child, a baby boy, later this summer. The Fashion Star mentor celebrated with a Tom Sawyer themed baby shower last weekend.

Jessica received some adorable little boy gifts that have her really excited for the arrival of her son.  “He got all these cute vintage cars and I got a lot of little leather jackets I can’t wait to try out!”   Jessica, who let the sex of her baby slip on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few weeks ago, shared why having a boy will be new territory for her, "I didn’t grow up with a brother and I think the unknown is really exciting. I can’t wait to have that connection with our little man.”

When Jessica was pregnant with her daughter Maxwell (now 11 months), she took a lot of heat in the press for her weight gain. Jessica says that even though she served comfort foods at her baby shower, she is much more vigilant about her diet and exercise this time around.  She shared, “I always love some fried chicken.  This pregnancy I’m active. I’ve only gained half of what I gained in my first pregnancy.”


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