Jessica Simpson plans to marry Eric before giving birth the second time around

These are some new photos of Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson and baby Maxwell at LAX yesterday. I guess they were… arriving? Probably. These are the first pics we’ve had of Jessica since Us Weekly proclaimed – in their cover story this week – that Jessica is knocked up again. The Enquirer has a big story about it too, for all of you prissy anti-tabloid people who endlessly cry “Why are you using the Enquirer as a source?!” Because the Enquirer is right sometimes, that’s why. The Enquirer says Jessica is nine weeks along, and Us Weekly only says that she’s still in her first trimester. Considering there hasn’t been a hardcore denial from Jessica or her people, I think it’s accurate. Plus, she’s making sure her midsection is pretty covered up in these photos – and we remember her first pregnancy, don’t we? She started showing, like, ten minutes after conception.

As we discussed yesterday, Jessica’s pregnancy will definitely mess up her Weight Watchers contract, which never fails to amuse me (how many times did I say that WW was going to rue the day they signed Jessica?). But this pregnancy might have also messed up Jessica’s nuptial timeline. Many thought that Jessica and Eric were waiting to marry until she lost the baby weight, so what now? Well, Radar says it might happen sooner than we think:

A surprise second pregnancy isn’t enough to deter Jessica Simpson’s wedding plans. has exclusively learned that the singer-turned-actress-turned fashion-designer still wants to get married before she has her second child.

Simpson, 32, had planned to walk down the aisle with former NFL beau Eric Johnson before Christmas – but is now delaying her big day because her best friend Cacee Cobb is getting married in December instead!

“Jessica wanted to get married before Christmas and was thinking of a date in December,” a source close to the Simpson family told “But then Cacee set a date with Donald (Faison) for December, her father was caught up in the gay scandal and then she found out she was pregnant. Her plans were derailed and the wedding became a secondary detail with everything that was going on in her life.”

“However, she still wants to get married soon and is seriously considering marrying Eric before her baby is due. Jessica isn’t concerned about her baby bump showing in the wedding pictures and feels she has put off her nuptials for far too long. Date-wise, she’s thinking before next summer, possibly February or March,” the insider divulged.

As RadarOnline previously reported Jessica is expecting baby number 2, just seven months after she gave birth to her daughter Maxwell. The National Enquirer revealed that Jessica and Eric recently discovered The Dukes of Hazzard star is pregnant again.

Jess gave birth to Maxwell on May 1 and has been over the moon in love with her baby, but the Enquirer says she’s nervous about becoming a mother again.

“Jessica is only nine weeks into this pregnancy,” a source close to the Simpson family told the Enquirer. “She’s trying to keep it a secret until she makes it safely through her first trimester.”

[From Radar]

I don’t really get why it wasn’t a big deal to get married before Maxwell was born, but suddenly it’s a big deal to get married before this one comes out. But sure, sooner rather than later, why not? I would love to see Jessica and Eric get married. Mostly because I just want to know what she’ll serve. Ten kinds of cake! Nachos! Brownies! Pop Tarts!

By the way, how cute is Maxi? She’s enchanted by the cameras. She’s a very photogenic baby too.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tammy says:

    She looks really good here! I think she did really good on weight watchers, I honestly don’t understand the perception that she failed?

    And her daughter really is a cutie.

    • kristin says:

      The problem is she is supposed to start doing promotions like JHud did but it’s kinda hard to prove you’ve lost the baby weight from the first baby when you’re growing baby number two.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      I’m still not convienced she didn’t get some “help” with her weight loss. One minute she was heavy, next minute (after all the criticism ) she seemed to lose 30 PDs over night…. Photos don’t lie.

    • hatsumomo says:

      Everyone probably assumes Jessica failed WW because she didnt get as skinny as Jhud, who in my opinion got TOO SKINNY. Jessica looked great in the short time she had the baby. She looked very “realistic” as opposed to the celebrities who look like they just stripped off their fatsuits for promotional before and after photos.

    • Vesper Lynd says:

      Yes Maxi is getting cuter now that she is a bit older, Jessica’s weight loss could be due to lactating and then morning sickness, more than WW. I lost 30 lbs on first trimester with my first baby and lost 40 lbs with my 2nd one also on the first trimester. It was scary. Couldn’t eat anything but crackers and gingerale. And then during the next months I put that weight back on , doubled because I was so hungry, go figure. Maybe Jessica has gone through something similar. I’m telling you, there was not enough food in the house after the first trimester. I’ve heard of many women who go ghrough it, somewhat common.

  2. Cliff says:

    I don’t think it’s about it being a ‘problem’ she isn’t married before her baby is born… probably more that they were all excited to get married after Maxwell but then this happened. They still want to stick to their plans! I’d be excited too!

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      There was a blind item waaaay back that claimed a star had cancelled her wedding because she’d gotten pregnant and wanted to look great in her dress.

      The blind fit Jessica, and that may be why she and Eric are in a rush now. They’ve already postponed the wedding once, and now they’re faced with doing it again for the same superficial reason.

      I think Jessica just de-prioritized looking skinny on her wedding day. Now, she simply wants the darned wedding, already.

  3. Kellybean says:

    I’m not a baby-person and I hate Uggs but those leopard print Uggs on that baby are adorable.

  4. marie says:

    her little girl is such a cutie, that’s all I got.

  5. anon says:

    She didnt fail anything. we don’t knwo how many pounds she was to lose or in what time frame. IF she lost 60 lbs in less then a year & HUdson di 80 what is teh problem here with people. She would still have 5 months left on her contract if it was whatever she could lose in a year which I doubt.. She never had a target weight she spoke og only that she wanted to be comfortable.
    She definatley got back to pre baby weight & people still want more. This girl can’t win. You won’t get daisy back as that was the most rediculous diet ever 800 calories or less & 5-6 hours training six days a week.. you complain now so one could oly imagine what the trash talk would be then.

    Your going to be quite shocked when you find this has not interferred with her WW agreement at all but that its a win win for everyone. EXCEPT THE HATERS.. lol

  6. fabgrrl says:

    Ug! Just get married then! It takes like, half an hour, at the courthouse. Yeah, yeah, pretty princess wedding, fa la la. This is the second marriage for BOTH of them, and they already have a child. That ship has sailed!

  7. Scarlett2 says:

    She better schedule the wedding before she blows up like the Goodyear blimp. I doubt she gets paid the full $4 mill.

  8. Murphy says:

    The baby looks just like her father in those pictures.

    Just do a quickie weekend wedding in Hawaii and get it over with.

  9. shewolf says:

    The bubs is gorgeous like her mother!

  10. serena says:

    Aw Maxwell is so cute! She’s like a little adorable doll!

  11. Dawn says:

    Yes she is a cute baby who looks like she trying to get to her nanny. That is exactly the move my son would make at that age if someone else was carrying him and he saw me. Wasn’t Eric married with a child when he met Jessica? I think so. I guess the dude doesn’t mind being a kept baby-making man. That’s all I got.

  12. CalliGL says:

    I have a question – why can’t she just do a WW healthier version of pregnancy? Not to lose, but with the goal of not gaining 80 lbs (or whatever it was)? Just because she’s pregnant again doesn’t mean she has to gain it all back, and then some.

  13. sheila says:

    jessica’s toddler certainly is a trendy babe wonder when her second baby is due

  14. KellyinSeattle says:

    Maxi’s outfit is the cutest…watch out, Harper Seven!
    What else is there to say? If they want to get married, whatever. Kind of anti-climatic.
    I think a big Cinderella wedding would be kind of weird, instead of an elopement or quiet wedding….to each his/her own.

  15. Moneypenny says:

    I hope they get married so I can hear inside stories. I went college with Eric and I imagine some if our mutual friends will be at the wedding!

    Jess looks great here.

  16. hatsumomo says:

    How beautiful is baby Maxwell?!?! She loves the cameras and Jessica has no problem with letting the whole world see her face(unlike some other pretentious pop flakes)!!!! I just love love love her and here’s hoping my pregnancy carries on like hers. Jessica just comes across so happy and contented where’s she at. And I must be like the only one whose glad she’s pregnant again. While it isnt something I’d do personally, Jessica seems like the type of woman who loves to be the mother of a large brood. Let her have her babies in happiness!

  17. Jasmine says:

    That baby got super blonde super fast

  18. LeeLoo says:

    I love how Maxie is not even a year old and is already giving the cameras the side-eye.

  19. Piper says:

    Why do celebrity moms insist on carrying their babies around wearing such dangerously high heels? Eric always looks like such a useless free loader.

  20. Shelly says:

    She looks great here. Her clothes are simple and sleek and not a bunch of crazy accessories. Her guy seems boring to me, but she seems to love him and he her, and if she is knocked up again, I can see why she would want to get married soon. Little Maxwell is a gorgeous baby.

  21. Katie says:

    The thing is, WW can spin this in its favor. They have a Points Plus spread for pregnancy and nursing. If she is preggo and follows their guidelines and keeps her weight gain way down this time around, that’s a huge marketing bonus. They can say, “See? She did it on her own and gained a ton of weight. Following our program, she kept her weight gain down to a healthy 30ish pounds! Go us! WW really does fit every aspect of your lifestyle!”