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While Jessica Simpson celebrates her second pregnancy and likely muses with fiance Eric Johnson about how their next kiddo will be born around the same time as the Royal Baby, and she should befriend the Duchess and go to pregnant yoga together or something, gossiphounds are noting that Jess's old friend, Weight Watchers, is fuming. Remember when the news broke and they were dead silent? Yeah, apparently, that was a sign they're not too happy about their latest spokeswoman slimming down, then immediately getting preggers again.
A source told Us Weekly that WW execs are "furious at Jessica. She was already on thin ice with them since she didn’t lose enough for the first ad, when they had to shoot from the waist up." And although Simpson's rep has denied it, there was buzz that the weight loss company may not even AIR the commercial featuring her full-body shot, because, "No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting." Wow.
Doesn't that strike you as just a wee bit reactionary and ridiculous? It's not like people don't realize the dieting was going on and the commercial was filmed prior to Jess learning that she was pregnant again. What's more, this second pregnancy shouldn't negate her post-baby weight loss success. It's not like she can't still attest to having dropped nearly 70 pounds (!!!) of post-Baby Maxwell weight on the plan. Which makes her even more fit and healthy and ready to have Baby #2. (How's that for a great marketing spin they could and totally should use?!)
And to the point that they were supposedly outraged that they had to shoot her from the chest up for that first commercial -- and that people were confused by that -- ugh. Get over it. So she wasn't dropping pounds as lickety-split quick as they would have liked. Oh well. She STILL did it. On her own timeframe. And now she's gotten pregnant -- on her own timeframe.
Weight loss and pregnancy are two incredibly personal health situations that cannot be pre-scheduled or dictated. As much as media and weight loss companies would love us to believe otherwise, we all lose weight at a different pace and in a different way. And we can plan our pregnancies whenever we please or end up surprise pregnant. But as Jess has said, it was a very happy surprise for her and Eric, and that's just too bad that the timing doesn't pair up perfectly with her contract. As Jess tweeted the other day:
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Sounds like good advice for anyone trying to force a woman to squeeze her personal health into their arbitrary deadlines and black out dates.
What are your thoughts on Jessica Simpson's second pregnancy in relation to her WW contract?
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