Heavily pregnant American reality TV star and singer Jessica Simpson admits she can’t wait to finally give birth.
As excited as she is to meet her unborn daughter, due next month, she is more than ready to reclaim her body, too.
“I feel like I could pop at any second,” the Fashion Star mentor tells this week’s HELLO! magazine, revealing she has gained 40lbs – and counting!
“I had a great pregnancy. Eating and not having to worry too much about it has been fun. Taking a break from working out has definitely been fun. But I’m ready for it to be over. I’m ready to have my body back!”
Jessica, 31, celebrated the last phase of her pregnancy by throwing a lavish Hollywood baby shower inspired by her favourite children’s book, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
Guests included her actress sister Ashlee, who came with her three-year-old son Bronx, and actress Jessica Alba, who brought along her seven-month-old daughter Haven.
They took part in shower games, such as guess the size of Jessica’s belly, and knitting lessons.
Jessica, who stars alongside Elle Macpherson on the popular new NBC reality show, enjoyed opening all her gifts with her fiancé, former NFL player Eric Johnson, 32.
“Eric is going to be an unbelievable dad,” she says. “I can’t wait to see if he can master ponytails and braids!”
See this week's HELLO!, issue 1219, for the full story.