Jessica Simpson flaunts bump as Tony Romo confirms his impending fatherhood


Let’s stop debating Jessica Simpson’s alleged pregnancy. There’s nothing alleged about it. Chica is super-preggo. She might even be further along than Beyonce! These are the latest photos of Jessica, from yesterday in NYC, where she went shopping in a clingy, stretchy top and didn’t care who saw her. Why so obvious? I mean, I think it’s great that she’s not all bump-whorey like Bey, obviously. But I think there’s something else at play. What could it be…?

Oh, right. Her ex-boyfriend and his new wife are expecting their first baby:

A top football star is about to have a little quarterback or cheerleader to add to the team. Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, announced that he and his wife, Candice Crawford, are having a baby!

The handsome NFL star revealed the good news on Tuesday at the Cedar Hill High School in Texas, telling the students: “I actually have one on the way. My wife is pregnant.”

He and Candice tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in May and have been pretty low key since their nuptials.

Romo famously dated Jessica Simpson, who seems to be showing off an ever growing baby bump of her own, although she has yet to announce the good news.

[From Radar]

Did Jessica know? Is this all some kind of conspiracy for our vapid heroine, Farty McObvious? After all, she got engaged to Eric just days after Nick Lachey and Vanessa announced their engagement – and incidentally, Tony Romo and Candace got engaged just shortly after that too. So, did Jessica figure that she was always going to lose the wedding war, so she might as well get a head start on the baby war? You think I’m joking. I can feel you sitting there with your itchy fingers, just dying to tell me off. But remind yourself: this is Farty McObvious we’re talking about. I like her, I’m Team Farty and everything, but she totally thinks this way.

More fodder for the Farty conspiracy: The McRib is back. Obviously!




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  1. poodlemom says:

    Maybe Jessica just had a big lunch at Bergdorf Goodman?

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Huh? You’re turning Tony’s timing around and putting it on Jessica?

    Under that logic, then I guess Nick’s engagement was the desperate one. :/

  3. brin says:

    Looks like Farty is getting outplayed by her exes.

  4. CandyKay says:

    What’s with Tony Romo’s wife’s wedding dress? It seems to be collapsing around the bust area. Don’t they have tailors in Texas?

  5. RocketMerry says:

    For all it counts, I think her baby daddy sensed she was not so sure about the marriage thing anymore (what with Nick stealing her thunder and stuff…), so he “accidentally” impregnated her.
    Then, when Jessica found out she was expecting, she was all: “Oh, well. Wait a minute… dude! That’s totally awesome, I’ll be preggers before ‘em! That’s great, y’all!”
    And then she figured she would not pull a Beyonce and wanted to be classy and private and let the facts speak.
    I like Jessica.

  6. gee says:

    It seems to me that Tony Romo announced his baby to one up Jessica.. if they’re playing at all.

    I think we all may be carried away with this Jess vs. the Exes thing.

  7. Kasey says:

    My gut feeling is that Jessica is doing what I’d like to think I would if I were in the media. Living her life like normal. Normal non-celeb/athlete etc. people don’t go around announcing/confirming pregnancies to the general public. They let the public draw their own conclusions. I am curious though as to ‘why?’. Why is she playing this down? Whats her angle? Originality? Done with being in the limelight? Grown up enlightenment? And in the back of my mind that prompts another question, Do you think SHE knows she is pregnant?

  8. Larissa says:

    How can a MAN accidentally impregnate a woman? Pulling off is not really a recognized contraceptive method.

  9. Carolyn says:

    I think Tony and Nick have well and truly moved on from Jess. There’s no PR war here. Jess hasn’t said anything because she’s holding out for a mag exclusive $$. Silly girl. Eric isn’t a good catch.

  10. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I don’t know if parading around purposely getting pap’d in skin tight clothes sticking a preggo belly out there while waiting for the highest bidder for your mag cover is exactly the ‘classy’ way, but whatever.

    The woman looks about 7mos preggo, so I’m surprised she’s kept her quiet so long. Either she’s finally learned to quit oversharing (well, except for the twitter pic of her on a public TOILET the other day-again, real classy) or her daddy is controlling the news for $. And FYI I personally think she’s a harmless but useless twit. Hope the baby gets her hair & it’s dad’s brains.

  11. horizonte says:

    the way you phrased the headline, i thought it was tony romo’s baby… yikes!

  12. L says:

    @Larissa notice ‘accidentally’ was in quotes. Rocketmerry was being sarcastic about it being a accident.

    And according to Law and Order and a few other police procedurals it’s easy. A couple of quick pin holes in the condom wrapper through the condom and viola.

  13. Mom says:

    I still don’t think she is pregnant. She is carrying none in her face, chest, or legs. Did she have her implants removed? She has a tendency to pick weight up easily (myself included). Unless she hired a full time chef and trainer to lose weight healthily, she just isn’t pregnant.

  14. Westcoaster says:

    The guy in the background of the third pic looks surprised that Jessica is pregnant !!

  15. GlitterSha says:

    You can tell w/out a doubt that’s a real pregnant belly. The shape, skin, curve, how she’s walking… Beyonce’s is so muddled and shrouded and mishapen. someone should do a side by side comparison. someone with even less of a life than me.

  16. bot says:

    For reasons I don’t entirely understand, I really like her – and I think she looks really good knocked up.

  17. t says:

    Eric Johnson doesn’t want to marry her–not even for that $500,000 she offered him to go through with a wedding. If she is pregnant, it’s because he was willing to sell her some of his dna for that amount. And she jumped at the chance to turn her pregnancy into another opportunity to be photographed by paps since she wouldn’t be able to do it with a wedding.

    I’m not convinced she’s pregnant though. Maybe she is, but look at her belly button in that skin tight shirt. Aren’t most pregnant womens’ belly buttons protruding? Hers is concave.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Jess is dumb but well meaning. She’s kinda like that dumb cousin of yours who is a bit crazy but loves you no matter what. I hope she is having a healthy pregnancy and will have a healthy beautiful baby.

  19. Cherry says:

    I don’t understand why you’re constantly comparing her to Beyoncé and claiming she’s stealing her ‘bump-thunder’. I don’t particularly like Beyoncé, but she’s a world-famous superstar, whereas nobody outside of the US really knows who Jessica Simpson is. So it seems to me that Beyoncé wouldn’t be particularly worried about JS stealing her attention away. There are millions of pregnant women all around the world right now. Are they all trying to deflect attention from Beyoncé?

  20. flutters says:

    Huh? You’re turning Tony’s timing around and putting it on Jessica?

    The thing is it was well known before Jessica even met her now fiance that Romo felt Candice Crawford was his The One. He just waited until Crawford’s birthday to propose and that happened to be in December. The idea here is that Farty McObvious was trying to avoid all the lonely, pathetic Jessica articles that were bound to crop up with Nick engaged and Romo having found the woman he wanted to marry.

    Jessica’s bumpwhoring in her own way. Who do you think is calling the paparazzi? Papa Joe wants his share since mags are probably not willing to meet his asking price. She’s never been one to hold back on any personal life development that could give her some tabloid relevance and a leopard doesn’t suddenly change its stripes. I also don’t buy the “sweet and harmless” take on Jessica because I have it on good authority that she and her father behaved like entitled and lazy brats in Nashville during her failed country stint.

    But, congratulations to Jessica and Eric and to Tony and Candice. May they raise happy, healthy children.

  21. Jessica says:

    @ Westcoaster – That guy in the background in the second pic of Jess IS PRICELESS!!! LMAO!!!!

  22. bagladey says:

    Jessica looks great; congratulations to her. Who cares if Tony Romo’s wife is pregnant, so who cares when they announce it? That’s no big news; more people now know Tony Romo because he dated Jessica Simpson – whether he wanted to marry her or not; she’s the international star and entrepreneur.

  23. Hautie says:

    Well I mention this else where, but I still believe Jessica dodged a big ass bullet by the Romo thing ending. He is no prize himself.

    But give Candice credit for turning her status of jump-off into marriage. Now pregnant within 6 months of the marriage.

    I do hope both girls have healthy, stress free pregnancies. As the tabloids slug it out pitting them against each other.

  24. Jessica says:

    Now she’s flaunting?? Until yesterday we were still semi-questioning if she was pregnant. Now, she DARES to let the belly show (as if she *should* be hiding it or something) and she’s flaunting it. Girl can’t win.

  25. dovesgate says:

    “Aren’t most pregnant womens’ belly buttons protruding? Hers is concave.”

    Maybe she isn’t “most” women? For the record, my belly button has never protruded, pregnant or not, and if it started to I’d be extremely worried. Women aren’t turkeys – there is not a button that pops up when we’re done. :)

  26. Nadine says:

    If the situation was reversed and one of Jessica’s ex’s wives turned up visibly pregnant and then SHE announced she was pregnant a day or two later would this story be written as the ex trying to compete with Jessica? Doubt it.

    Not sure how she was supposed to know all this time Tony was going to announce his wife was pregnant yesterday. And like the poster above said, she really can’t win. Tries to hide it, she’s called out. Doesn’t try to hide it, she’s called out. I think she’s learned she’s never going to win and just goes about her life. Which is how it should be I guess.

  27. MollyB says:

    My theory is that she and Daddy Joe were planning an big announcement and then Bey came out with hers. Knowing nobody would pay for her magazine when Bey’s news was still big, they decided to wait for it to die down. They’ve just waited too long now. Jess is a super famewhore. There’s no way she wanted to do this quietly.

    Also, for the record, my belly button never came out in either of my pregnancies.

  28. Leah says:

    @t, Not necessarily. My belly button never “popped” when I was pregnant. It just doesn’t happen for some women. ;)

  29. lilibet says:

    @t Do you honestly not think she’s pregnant? Do you think she’s just been eating a LOT of pies?! My belly button never ‘popped’ with either of my pregnancies.

    Going by that bump size and it being her first pregnancy (and the fact that she was showing in July – that biege clingy dress shot) I recon she’s about 6+ months pregnant.

    Can’t believe she stayed so quiet and hid it for that long!

  30. kel says:

    Way to go, Jess, for keeping it quiet. Keep ‘em guessing, girl!

  31. serena says:

    I think she doesn’t care if someone see her (even ‘cuz it was already so oblivious) but yeah, she do care about her ex’s state.

    She is nowhere near Beyonce’s famowhere (-fakebump).

  32. Ramona Q says:

    Her people must know that the mystery will get her more press. Maybe she is following January Jones by example …

  33. fwiw says:

    It’s strange she’s flaunting her belly to a point where there’s not a doubt she’s pregnant. It wasn’t clear until just a few days ago. Tony and Candice expecting a baby wasn’t much of a secret within family and friends because Tony’s uncle had told a fan the news.

    Did Jessica recently find out about Tony’s baby via a mutual friend and that’s why she decided to parade her obvious pregnant belly all of a sudden? It looks that way to me.

    I hope not though because they have all moved on. Jessica ended up with KFed Jr. though so that’s bad for her because Eric is no prize. Tony and Nick were definitely upgrades.

  34. mln76 says:

    @Scarlet Vixen

    I don’t know if parading around purposely getting pap’d in skin tight clothes sticking a preggo belly out there while waiting for the highest bidder for your mag cover is exactly the ‘classy’ way, but whatever.


  35. Bermuda Blues says:

    Tony Romo is an ugly man. Who even cares about him and his nobody wife?

    Team Farty!

  36. Jayna says:

    Tony was her true love. the one she wanted and who got away. It’s telling she hasn’t married Mr. No Job.

  37. D says:

    I’d take Eric over Romo in a heartbeat.

    I’ve had 3 children and my bellybutton never popped. All woman carry differntly and that’s why bump watch is so pointless.

    It’s nice that she’s not oversharing the most special event in her life. Some things are okay to keep private.

  38. Redd says:

    Wow, Jess’ girls are HUGE! She could breastfeed Texas, dang! She’s glowing and happy and I am happy for her. Tony who?

  39. Iggles says:

    I agree with you Kaiser. Her Ex “wins” in my opinion because he did things the proper way: dating, engagement, marriage, THEN baby!

    I know people will defensively yell at me for pointing this out, but that is the best way to do things. Jessica’s been in a never-ending “engagement” with a dude who is living off of her (a la KFed!). I think she knows Eric isn’t marriage material or even someone she could see herself with long term, but now they are forever linked through a kid.

    If she had used the “dating” period to look for red flags and evaluate if this was a dude who was worthy of her, she wouldn’t be in this predicament. But with all her Exes either paired up or long over her, she was desperate for SOMEBODY and it showed. Girlfriend put the cart before the horse on this one…

  40. Anastasia says:

    My belly button never popped out. It just got super stretched put and went totally flat. No innie, no outie, just flat. Very easy to clean.

    She’s obviously pregnant, for real.

  41. Iggles says:

    @ t:
    Eric Johnson doesn’t want to marry her–not even for that $500,000 she offered him to go through with a wedding. If she is pregnant, it’s because he was willing to sell her some of his dna for that amount.

    I never understand that logic, how some people are fine with having kids out of wedlock but hem and haw about getting married to their baby’s momma! You can get a divorce but kids are a LIFETIME commitment!

    That’s why it’s ideal to wait and have kids with someone you want to share your life with. I get life don’t always work out perfectly, but I don’t understand why anyone would find dealing with multiple baby mommas and daddies preferable..

  42. Minky says:

    however this is being played or how it will be spun, i LOVE that she’s pregnant. I wish her a lovely pregnancy and an easy birth. Poor kid can’t win in the media no matter what she does.

  43. Leigh says:


    OR maybe it’s just that time in these peoples lives when they’re getting married, having babies etc..

    and not everyone is on the ‘get married, have babies’ plan.. it’s ok to do it in an unconventional way.. ease up on the close mindedness.. Jeez.

  44. Amy says:

    Didn’t Jessica’s sister also keep it quiet? We all knew Ashlee Simpson was pregnant before she started showing and then she had a shotgun wedding to Pete Wentz. And most likely that’s the reason they got married, because Papa Joe, former preacher, probably influenced her… pre-marital sex and all (and I think Jessica was a virgin til she married Nick Lachey?).

    But I guess since Jessica is no longer a virgin, it doesn’t matter anymore… or she’s old enough to say no to her father.

    But regardless, she looks happy and she looks great!

  45. sauvage says:

    I’m not happy about this. I like Jessica Simpson (come on, she’s so harmless! It would feel like kicking a puppy if I ever talked about her in a mean way), but I’m not excited at all about the Johnson. This is going to be ugly and it certainly won’t be the baby’s fault.

  46. Emma says:

    Tony is so overrated. Go, Jess!

    Hey, maybe she’ll start a baby clothing line at some point..I’m surprised she hasn’t started a maternity one yet.

  47. Jessica says:

    I Doubt Jessica will marry Mr. No Job; She could have done SO much better.

    It’s amazing to see her life today vs. eight years ago when she was on “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica”.

    I don’t think Jessica is very happy with the way her life turned out.

    She had a Great husband and Nick would have been a great father but she threw all that away for fame.

    I still think she regrets leaving Nick and somehow always will.

    Eric can NOT compare to Nick & Tony.

    I feel sad for her really.

    If she would have stayed married to Nick, this would have been their 9th Wedding Anni.

  48. Happy21 says:

    I think its awesome that she has not confirmed nor denied that she was awaiting an arrival from the stork. I dont’ think that she’s in it for the money either because girl has got more money than she will ever know what to do with. I think the money will be the first photos. All of a sudden it will be like here’s my baby! Hopefully, she’d donate that money like Brad & Angie did.

    Her man does seem like he’s useless but whatever floats your boat. Maybe she loves him, maybe he’s a great guy. Maybe he’s going to be a stay at home dad. I’d say that she probably was planning her wedding and then got knocked up and then decided to put the wedding off as she didn’t want to be a pregnant bride like her sister.

    I can’t help but like her and wish her all the best!

  49. Devon says:

    They don’t have to get married if they don’t want to. A baby does not equal a wedding.

  50. jasmine says:

    actually, i really like the way Jess is carrying herself. after all, shes a person too,not just a celeb. I didnt call people mag when i got pregnant. shes behaving like a grown up, not an attentionwhore. i think shes moved on from both her exs and although shes proved to be a bit flighty…i think shes gonna be a great mommy!

  51. Memphis says:

    I think Jessica wanted to be married and a mom so bad that when Eric came along she figured he’s a nice guy and he’s here … so she went for it. I think she did see him as “the one” for a brief time but as she got to know him, not so much. BUT wanting to be a mom was more important to her at that point.

    Her sister is going it alone and Jess feels she can to. She may stay with Eric a while but IMO she will soon be single mom raising her baby alongside her sis and waiting for her real “Mr. Right” to come along.

    Oh, and I think she dodged a bullet with Romo. He seems like an ass.

  52. the original bellaluna says:

    Amy – Yes, Papa Pimpson INSISTED that Pete marry Ashlee when they revealed her pregnancy to family. They got engaged in April (9th), married in May (17th), announced her pregnancy the same day, and Bronx was born in November.

    Supposedly Jess remained a virgin until after her marriage to Nick (due to both her age & Papa Pimpson’s influence) but I think, after all of her dating/taking vacations with/following on tour her boyfriends since her divorce, he realises he no longer holds THAT level of influence over her.

    And good for Jess for finally asserting herself and doing what SHE wants. Congrats Jess!

    (And Romo? Anyone who would dump someone on the eve of a largely planned theme birthday celebration is no prize. Like Asston cheating on his “wedding” anniversary.)

  53. Dawn says:

    Listen I doubt that either Nick or Tony gave much thought to what Jessica would or would not think, until of course the media made it into a circus. Nick found himself a good woman and they seem happy and Tony found himself someone who doesn’t want him to dress up as Ken. Funny how Jess seems to end up alone isn’t it? Pimpa Joe most likely loves having both his daughters single. I know…ish but only god knows what this man has done to them or had them do to older more powerful men to get them where they are today. It’s a pretty sad life for having all that money.

  54. lol says:

    Lets see Jessica was already out there with her pregnancy so yesterday ROMO wanted some attention & it seems that NICK did too if we go by INTOUCH & they went home & tried to make babies again last nite. Has anyone noticed that everytime Jess gets some attenion her EX”s come out with Hey don’t forget about me remember me please I was with Jess too.. They wil always ride on her train because neither are relavant if they don’t.. Maybe they can start blaming Candice now for everything wrong in ROMO”S game & maybe blame Vanessa for SING off being not great ratings. It can’t possible be Jessica now

    I wish Jess a happy pregnancy & healthy baby.

  55. Rose C says:

    No one else thinks its weird that just two days ago she was trying so hard to cover her stomach up with a long coat or big sweaters or huge bags. Then now today after Tony says We are pregnant!, she all the sudden is wearing a short jacket and letting her belly show!? Clearly she is trying to up him. I think Jessica is just plain stupid period.

  56. Isa says:

    I hope she doesn’t get paid for her announcement. What a waste of money that would be.

  57. lol says:

    not weird at all check date stamps on all pics Jess was out there two days before Romo announced.. Go look.. three are many all over the net.

  58. lol says:

    I personally like Jess not talking. AS said above she can’t win either way in the tabloids. If she chooses to talk at some point during pregnancy or later after birth it has to be a reputable magazine & hopefully fashion related mag gets the scoop. If she chooses to stay silent & just live her life good on her.

  59. Original Tiffany says:

    Even though she mildly amuses me, and yes, it does feel like kicking a puppy, so….
    I actually think she looks great now! You go through a stage from 3-5 months where you just look fat, as a of our posts have been about. She’s glowing, looks pretty fit, (She carries her weight in her midsection, so she looks like a thin pregnant woman), glowing. I really doubt this was about a race. She’s pregnant and all I can criticize her about is the K-Fed alike she’s hooked up to. Kinda hope they have the most awesome pre-nup in existence, if they do get married.
    Oh, and I never popped out with both my kids. She’s definitely 6 or more months along. IMO

  60. t says:

    Guess I’m in the minority of CB readers whose belly buttons popped while pregnant. Mine popped with all three of my pregnancies and early on. I consider you non-poppers fortunate…it was sometimes hard to hide it even under maternity clothes. :)

  61. truthful says:

    hmph, I am still waiting for confirmation…

  62. Quest says:

    I don’t need any confirmation, Jess is so preggos. Hope the super sonic fart don’t blow away the fotogs considering it will not be for two and no longer one.

  63. the original bellaluna says:

    t- From one “popper” to another, I think it has to do with initial depth of belly button and size of baby. My b-button is very deep, but my babies have been bigguns, so mine popped too, but late in the game.

  64. Ashley says:

    I still don’t think she is pregnant. She is carrying none in her face, chest, or legs. Did she have her implants removed? She has a tendency to pick weight up easily (myself included). Unless she hired a full time chef and trainer to lose weight healthily, she just isn’t pregnant.

    Um, are you lacking in brains? #1 – what does myself included even mean? does she have a tendency to easily pick you up and you’re fat?
    #2- You do realize if someone were not pregnant and eating unhealthily, they will gain everywhere, not vice versa. Whereas with pregnancy as the cause, it’s likely someone will gain only in the belly.

  65. Lucky Charm says:

    @ Ashley – agreed about the pregnancy weight. Why do people think that a woman can only be pregnant if she gets fat everywhere? Only the boobs & belly need to get bigger. I have known many pregnant women (myself included, lol!) that have all been different sizes. One woman gained only 25 pounds her whole pregnancy and two days later came home from the hospital in her pre-pregnancy skinny size 0 jeans! (of course, we all hated her for that, lol!)

  66. relli says:

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say this is about her and the health of her baby. She reall doesn’t need him if she doesn’t want him but time wil tell. Maybe she is spooked after that no talent assclown of a sisters shot gun wedding ended in shambles! I still think papa nasty calls the shots but maybe she just didn’t get the right number for them and decided to hold out for the first photo. Personally I think its absurd that spawning is so fascinating and worth so much money. The only one remotely worthy was shilo pitt’s but only because that was the manifestation the uncool bernuda triangle in the flesh.

  67. Dhavy says:

    I didn’t carry any on my face either. I gave birth almost 3 weeks ago and people couldn’t believe how my face, nose, hands, feet didnt swell. I looked just like she does at 6-7 months and Im about her same height