Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson welcomed a healthy baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, on Tuesday morning. Simpson gave birth Tuesday morning in Los Angeles with her family by her side. This is the first child for Simpson and Johnson.
Jessica Simpson took to her official website to announce the birth of her daughter.
Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, wrote the 30-year-old singer and fashion mogul. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!
Baby Maxwell weight in at 9 lbs. 13 oz. Her name has significant meaning to the couple. Maxwell's middle name, Drew, is Simpson's mother Tina's maiden name, according to the Daily Mail. Maxwell is Johnson's middle name.
Rumors had circulated that Simpson was going to name her baby Maxwell, though the mother-to-be refused to give any confirmation. She previously confirmed to Elle magazine that she would give her baby girl a nontraditional name. It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary. Still, when people hear it, they'll know...why, Simpson told the fashion magazine for its April edition, the cover of which she posed naked for.
A source told Us Weekly, Mother and baby are doing just fine.
Jessica Simpson met Eric Johnson in 2010 and, after just six months of dating, got engaged in November that same year. The pair has not yet set a wedding date, although Simpson has been spotted sporting a large ruby engagement ring around town. Us Weekly reported that neither is in a rush to walk down the aisle. During a March appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, the blonde bombshell told Kimmel that Johnson feels like my husband already.
Now the two are officially parents; a moment they have both been waiting anxiously for.
Eric and I love each other so much, and knowing that I love this baby inside of me is so amazing--I love it so much and I haven't even met them yet, Simpson gushed. I can't imagine how much love we'll have for it once it finally comes! Simpson told Us Weekly in December.
Many joked about Simpson's seemingly-endless pregnancy. Even fellow celebrities were wondering when she would finally give birth.
Katy Perry recently tweeted, Has Jessica Simpson had that baby yet?! I'm getting anxious. And comedian Chelsea Handler posted, How has jessica simpson still not given birth to this baby? I'm getting frightened.
Despite the jokes, Simpson might be laughing all the way to the bank. The first photos of baby Maxwell are the next hot-ticket items on the paparazzi list. Photos of her newborn baby girl could fetch her as much as $500,000.
She's been so big for so long - literally and figuratively, an agency head told The Daily. The paparazzi have camped out around the Simpson compound, but the former pop star is wise to their tactics. She keeps having decoys coming out of her house, Morgan lamented to Flash.