The past two years have been full of bliss for Jessica Simpson. Not only did she marry the love of her life, Eric Johnson, she also welcomed two beautiful children – Maxwell and Ace.
During a recent interview with Glamour magazine, Simpson opened up about marriage and motherhood, and how she has learned to build her self-confidence and love herself.
Since the birth of her first child Maxwell in 2012, Jessica has struggled with her weight and body image, and became a Weight Watchers spokeswoman to help shed the pounds and motivate other women who were struggling.
“Today, I feel truly comfortable in my own skin. Better exercise habits, food choices, and lifestyle changes have contributed to this, but ultimately, my confidence comes from my state of mind,” she explained.
“Every step I’ve taken up until this point has taught me something,” she added. “Every decision I’ve made has brought me here. When I reflect on my life, my beliefs, and my experiences, I gain a perspective that connects me more deeply to myself, my friends, and my family.”
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) September 3, 2014
Simpson also credits her hubby Eric, whom she recently married in July, for supporting her through all her sizes, and helping her gain her self-confidence back. “Eric has seen me at every size, and he loves me no matter what. When I got pregnant with Ace four months after having Maxwell, I was nervous about starting over again. I had come so far in learning how to balance my career, family life, and hormones, and starting over again felt overwhelming,” she explained.
“Eric was so supportive and challenged me to accept my insecurities and focus on what truly matters. I feel stronger than ever, and Eric’s unconditional love has been a reminder of the love I should give myself.”
While Weight Watchers and her husband both helped her achieve her goals, ultimately it was Simpson who changed her own view of herself. “I’ve grown into myself and established my identity on my terms,” she said. “I embrace my strengths and celebrate even the small victories. I’m certainly not perfect, but when I look in the mirror, I’m proud of the woman I see. I’m not only someone’s mother, wife, and daughter—I’m me.”