Jessica Simpson “couldn’t wait” to pose naked. The heavily-pregnant star – who has previously struggled with her fluctuating weight – bared all for the cover of Elle magazine and admitted she is currently feeling more confident about her body than ever.
“Normally I’m hoping to be 107 pounds and I don’t eat, but I ate cheesecake before we shot. I wasn’t nervous at all, Normally, I’m so shy. I’m not the person you see photographed in a bikini on a beach. But for some reason, being pregnant, it’s so easy for me. I feel so comfortable in my skin.”
The 31-year-old star – who is engaged to basketball star Eric Johnson – is starting to feel “anxious” about giving birth but insists she isn’t afraid of labor.
“[I”m anxious] for my water to break, for the day I get to go to the hospital and push. I’m more anxious than afraid. I have not been afraid the whole time. I figure if all these women all around the world can do it, I can do it,” she told USA Today.
Jessica has been told she will deliver a big baby, but was expecting her daughter to be larger than average because of Eric’s tall frame: “She’s in the 90th percentile of weight right now, so she’s a big one. She’s going to be a very big baby, but I guess that’s what I get for letting a baller knock me up.”
And when the baby does arrive, she will already have a friend in Jessica’s nephew Bronx Mowgli, her sister Ashlee’s three-year-old son with ex-husband Pete Wentz. “Bronx talks to her in my belly all the time. It really makes your heart melt. He’s already got a box of old toys he’s put together for her. Yesterday, he said he was going to teach her how to crawl and then how to walk. It’s so cute.”
Don’t forget to watch Jessica on Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight! I will try to have the video up as soon as possible :)