Jessica Simpson is human, apparently.
Just two months after giving birth to daughter Maxwell Drew, she’s been struggling to take off the 70 pounds she put on during her pregnancy. But unfortunately for Simpson, she has to do it under the constant glare of media attention and public scrutiny.
Another celebrity mom has her back, though. Kendra Wilkinson, the Playmate-turned-reality star who welcomed her son in 2009, said “people need to mind their own business” and not focus on Simpson’s weight, omg! from Yahoo reported.
“That just breaks my heart,” the star of E!’s “The Girls Next Door” told Yahoo. She later added, “Her first priority right now is her child. Her first priority is not losing the weight. You should be proud of her for that. A lot of people just dump their kids off at nannies and lose the weight overnight. We should all be proud of her for being real and taking control and making priorities.”
Wilkinson makes a good point, and speaks from experience. She struggled with the 60 pounds she put on during her pregnancy and also suffered bouts of postpartum depression. Wilkinson even admitted that her weight and depression issues have made her question whether she wants another baby, even though husband Hank Baskett is pushing for another, Yahoo reported.
Adding to Simpson’s pressure is a $4 million contract she signed with Weight Watchers to reach her goal weight of 130 pounds. So while tabloids have been focusing on unflattering pictures of the new mom, Simpson took to Twitter to clear the air and say that she wasn’t under any pressure to lose the weight, gossip blog Hollywood Life reported.
Some people have criticized the media’s obsession with celebrity moms and how quickly they return to pre-pregnancy form, saying it creates utterly unrealistic expectations for the average mother. Simpson herself has been criticized for turning her weight-loss goals into an endorsement deal, though this is nothing new for celebrity moms. Both Mariah Carey and former Spice Girl Mel B signed deals with Jenny Craig following their pregnancies, International Business Times reported.
Do you think celebrities like Jessica Simpson are under too much pressure to lose weight after their pregnancies?