Jessica Simpson gives birth to girl named Max
Simpson gives birth to girl named Max
The baby shall be known as Maxwell Drew Johnson, even though she’s a girl.
Jessica Simpson finally popped. People who had nothing better to do were wondering if it was ever going to happen. The singer’s pregnancy was the most watched since Beyoncé’s. Simpson helped the watching along.
The singer gave birth to her daughter in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Maxwell weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces. We’re sure she’s adorable, as are all babies.
Her name, obviously, takes some explanation. Maxwell is the middle name of the father, Eric Johnson, a former footballer and Simpson’s fiancé. Drew is Simpson’s mother’s maiden name. Johnson is the name of many people, including Samuel Johnson, Magic Johnson and Johnson & Johnson.
Since announcing her pregnancy last Halloween over Twitter, Simpson posed nude for the cover of Elle magazine, shared her cravings (salted cantaloupe, pop tarts and media attention) and joked about her excess of amniotic fluid on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Simpson had come in for some ribbing about her seemingly endless pregnancy. Recently even celebrities like Katy Perry and Chelsea Handler posted tweets asking if the singer and fashion designer had given birth yet. “I'm getting frightened,” Handler said.
But now we can all move on to the next celebrity pregnancy. Drew Barrymore, anyone?
The Associated Press contributed to this report.