Jessica Simpson’s baby bump is bigger than Beyonce’s


I don’t have much to add to the headline. These are some new photos of Jessica Simpson in a maxi dress, looking various stages of pregnant depending on the angle and the wind gusts. I’m almost positive that she’s knocked up, and I’m almost positive that she’s got a bigger, more natural baby bump than Beyonce. I don’t know what Jessica is waiting for as far as announcing the damn thing. She must be past her first trimester by now, right?

There are blind items suggesting that Jessica is trying to negotiate her way onto a People (or maybe Us Weekly) cover with the announcement, and Radar says that she’s already telling friends and family that she’s knocked up. She’s apparently been off the booze for months too. Radar also reports, “It’s still early in the pregnancy, and Jessica has decided to wait before sharing her happiness with her fans.” I have to admit… I’m a little bit proud of her for keeping it so low-key. She hasn’t said a damn thing. Neither has her dad! Could it be that she’s not trying to negotiate anything, she just doesn’t want to make her announcement all Beyonce-like?



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  1. MissVJJ says:

    There’s a Blind Item about someone faking their pregnancy! Michael K thinks it’s either her or that trick Beyonce!

  2. lem says:

    IMO, she doesn’t know how to handle the fact that she is knocked up by a guy she doesn’t want to marry.

  3. Isa says:

    She’s totally pregnant. It’s not just in the belly…I see it written all over her. I really can’t explain.

  4. SueAnn says:

    No hair dye either…..her roots are showing….shes pregnant…

  5. anons says:

    her roots echo her midriff. verdict’s still out whether it’s safe to dye your hair while preggers. most err on the side of caution, and if at all, wait until after the first trimester.

  6. lulu says:

    Some women don’t confirm their pregnancy, because of fear of miscarriage.
    It can happen later, after the third trimester.
    I had a miscarriage recently.
    She shouldn’t be pressured into anything, she will tell the public if and when she is ready.

  7. JustBored says:

    I can respect her not wanting to say anything about her pregnancy. If she really is pregnant it is going to be very obvious soon, no need for any elaborate scene stealing announcements.

    All that animosity surrounding Beyonce’s pregancy is because of the way she did the announcement. So fake and contrived. Here we have this uber secretive girl who is all of a sudden all over the place, telling anybody that will listen that she is preggers.

    Creeps me out, no wonder people are skeptical!

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    lulu – I’m so sorry. I lost a baby at 5 months, a long, long time ago. You tend to not want to tell anyone (or sometimes even acknowledge you’re pregnant) until after that “safety” point.

    I think she’s preggers, I hope she’s happy, I don’t think she’ll end up marrying dude; but as long as she’s happy, I really don’t care.

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    lulu, sorry for your loss. EDIT: and bellaluna, yours as well.

    to add to what lulu said, maybe Simpson actually did have one previously. her weight fluctuates so much (not bashing her for that, just stating fact) and maybe one of those times that she was “big”, she was actually pregnant.

    if she did previously lose a pregnancy, that could explain her low-key attitude this time.

    and lem (#2), your theory is a good one, too. I think she initially DID want to marry him, thinking she found the one, but now – not so much.

  10. cmc says:

    Does anyone remember when Xtina was pregnant? I think she didn’t end up announcing it officially until practically her due date. Maybe Jessica will do the same thing… I mean really, it isn’t any of our business, although I’d love to hear her talk about it.

  11. Cali says:

    Lol, her bump is more natural than Beyonces’s because it’s REAL!

  12. OXA says:

    A prenup is a moot point now, Daddy has not said anything cos either way it is gonna cost her big bucks.

  13. gee says:

    Bellaluna, Lulu, huge hugs.

    Praise St. Angie, that is really interesting. Imagine if she did and the whole time we’re down on her for her weight.

  14. Turtle Dove says:

    (Hugs lulu and Bellaluna.)

    I think it’s best to wait until you feel most comfortable to make the announcement. Maybe she’s had a miscarriage before and feels better waiting.

    (or…… she likes the attention she’s getting… which is a lot…. the cynic in me had to say it)

    Not a fan of hers, but I think she’ll be a great mom. She just has that vibe about her.

  15. lulu says:

    Thank you very much for the kind words.
    I’m also sorry for your loss : bellaluna and praise st. angie.
    October 11/11 is the one month anniversary of the dreadful event.
    I just had my worst birthday on October 5/11.
    Not easy to go on.
    Thank you very much Turtle Dove!

  16. bigchili says:

    Hugs to lulu and Bellaluna. I’m so sorry for your losses.

    I think she’s preggers and just being cautious about announcing it. Though, I hope it’s not because she’s had a m/c before. But I do think her silence (no denial), along with the reports of her abstaining from alcohol, and her roots and clothes are pretty much confirming it.

  17. MollyB says:

    I agree that if she had a miscarriage before she might wait. I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy and for my second (successful) pregnancy, I waited until I was five months pregnant and had had my 20 week ultrasound before telling anyone (good thing I had extra padding to hide it!).

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    Oh, lulu, I am so, so sorry. I have tears for you. It WILL get better. I know it may not seem like it, but it does. You never forget, and you can recover, but it will always hurt.

    Praise, gee, Turtle, bigchill – Thank you. It was long ago, and I’ve been blessed to have 3 successful pregnancies and births, though the last one nearly killed me.

    Praise & Turtle & bigchill – That’s a good theory. Maybe she’s lost a baby before, and so she’s dubious to announce it until she’s “sure.” I know I was.

  19. Sabine says:

    Is Jess wearing a different engagement ring? I thought her’s had a red stone in it?

  20. bella says:

    Sabine…good catch on the ring! this one looks like a diamond solitaire, not the ruby with diamond accents…hmmmmm. wonder what that means? if she’s pregnant, congratulations to her. i truly hope she doesn’t end up with this guy…she can do better…i’m protective of jessica…fell in love with her when she first started her career and when she had her newlyweds show with nick…i watched faithfully (said with shame…) i just think she’s adorable!

  21. normades says:

    @lulu: Been there too. 6 months later I got preggers again and now have a beautiful daughter. Nothing means that it will lessen your chances to have a healthy pregnancy next time. ***hugs to all***

  22. meow says:

    Beyonce is pregnant. There are pictures of her all over the internet in a bikini with a big pregnant belly.

    How horrible must JS feel if she isn’t pregnant and every place is reporting she is. I know they falsely say report that type of thing all the time, but never to this extent.

  23. lulu says:

    @ normades : Thank you very much, I needed to hear that.
    Congratulations on your sweet baby girl.
    I hope I get blessed too with a healthy baby.
    May I ask what her name is?

    All of you guys are great, so kind.
    I feel a bit less sad.

  24. gizmerelda says:

    Hi Lulu and Belluna, I also lost a baby a year ago today. Sending us all big hugs x

  25. Sunshine Daze says:

    Wow, reading these comments (for those of you who lost babies) makes me realize just how many of us have unfortunately had miscarriages. I just lost a baby on Labor Day (and had another miscarriage 2 years ago) and it REALLY REALLY SUCKS. I had just told my family about the pregnancy the day before I lost it. If we are ever lucky enough to get pregnant again, I wouldn’t tell anybody until I’ve had the first ultrasound and heard the baby’s heartbeat.

  26. annb says:

    JS has always been sensitive about her weight. Every single time she starts to get “chunky” and the press feels the need to comment about it, she always issues some kind of a “i love my body the way it is” statements. Notice this time she hasn’t! She’s too vain to let this many people call her fat if she wasn’t pregnant.

  27. Joe's Mom says:

    From what I can see of these pics, Jessica has passed that “I feel like I just look fat” stage. Now she looks relatively small, but pregnant. I waited to tell everyone with my pregnancies too. It’s just a private thing, I think, and there’s a risk of miscarriage in the first few months you wouldn’t want to have to explain if you didn’t have to. And I’m sorry for your losses, Lulu and B.Luna. Such a sad thing.

  28. MeMyself says:

    Oh Lulu, I wish I could give you cuddles. I also lost a baby girl at 7 months, it happens. That was 11 years ago and I have two gorgeous little gals of 7 and 4 now.
    It’s still sad and I can’t say anything else as it’s also private. Just that I know, I know.
    Sorry to be a bummer on this thread but wanted to add my two cents.

  29. okeydokey says:

    Beyonce is pregnant. There are pictures of her all over the internet in a bikini with a big pregnant belly.

    * * * *

    Seen those pics. She hardly has a “big pregnant belly.” It’s rather small, actually. I mean, it looks like there’s a belly, but it’s not a big one.

  30. Me says:

    She doesn’t need to tell anyone anything.

    She doesn’t owe anyone a damn thing.

    It’s her private matter.

    It was so ridiculous what Beyonce has done.
    It was vulgar and tacky to annouce your pregnancy the way she did it. She could have just let her belly do the talking, but she rubbed it again and again in such a pronounced and unsubtle manner…

  31. Nanea says:

    I am one of those among us who lost a child too, at 4 months.

    A few years later I had twins, girl and boy, they are 11½ years old now.

    While I like my gossip like everyone else, I hate bump watch, because pregnancies can be quite the roller coaster, and it’s not fair to people who can’t have kids, like Sandy B once suggested.

  32. Samigirl says:

    I like the miscarriage theories. (I mean, I don’t LIKE them, but I think they’re accurate.) I miscarried earlier this year- 1 week before my wedding actually. Thankfully I wasn’t very far along, and hadn’t even heard the heartbeat yet. It really is hard, and it made it difficult to want tell people this go around.

    Regardless, I think that Jessica will be an awesome mother. I just hope she dresses her baby better than she dresses herself.

  33. Callumna says:

    JSimp’s bump is bigger than Bey’s?

    Give it a day.

  34. kelbear says:

    @meow, my thoughts exactly!

  35. Callli Pygian says:

    @Miss VJJ & everyone speculating about Beyonce’s status:

    Looks like a prosthetic to me. Air filled at that.

    Re: bikini pic- maybe she was, and herself miscarried.

    Warmest wishes to those who have endured this heartbreak. I was with my sister when she did. She has a beautiful 17 year old now. It will get better.

  36. jc126 says:

    I do not think she looks pregnant, but the roots might be the giveaway. She looks just a bit thicker in the middle, but it’s iffy. I’m also amazed she hasn’t announced it yet.
    Lots of painful miscarriage stories here. I’ve got my own, but don’t have the strength today to share it. I’m very sorry for everyone’s losses – love to you all and best wishes for the future.

  37. Quest says:

    @lulu, MeMyself, bellaluna, et al: seven years ago I had a miscarriage around the 4th month and got pregnant again a few months later. It took a long time to announce the pregnancy when I conceived the second time around (one wonderful boy).

    I could relate to that theory. I feel the pain for the ladies who faced this situation, there are no words, my husband was devastated, but I had a friend who also experienced the same situation and she guided me through.

    @lulu: I will keep you in my prayers.

  38. You don't say says:

    J Simpson seems to have yo-yo weight and has to endure horrible teasing on the internet about it. If she loses weight,she is anorexic and/or depressed and if she is heavy,she is a fat cow and again depressed.

    Now, people are speculating about pregnancy. As others have mentioned, she might have had some issues before and does not want to share. In any case, it is none of our business and if she wants to tell the world, she will. If not, leave the poor girl alone.

  39. Becky says:

    If Jessica is pregnant I give her alot of credit for showing some restraint and keeping things low key. I know there were alot of people who thought Beyonce’s big reveal on the MTV Music Awards was cute but I thought it was attention seeking and kind of tacky.

  40. t says:

    I don’t think she is pregnant. She looks the same as she’s looked for the last three years and she often has dark roots.

    There’s no way she’s going to deny she’s pregnant and give up all this press. She’s not going to get attention for a hit record or an acting role, so she called the tabloids to plant the pregnancy rumor and called the paps to let them know where she’ll be appearing without her spanx.

  41. kell says:

    Maybe Jessica is not saying anything because she is Beyonce’s surrogate and she got to keep quiet about it.

  42. Marianne says:

    There were pictures released where she was wearing a black sweater, and it was a tad see through thanks to the flash….and you could totally see her bump underneath.

  43. beanie says:

    Definitely prego and not drinking. Look how tight her face skin is. I think she was pregnant with Nick and either lost it or…:-(. At any rate, she looks good and will probably announce soon. I think the delay is because of her Christian fan base which would frown on a before marriage pregnancy.

  44. Miss Thang says:

    I think she looks way pregnant. I’ve seen a few women who carry a lot of weight in their belly like that when they gain, but 99% of women also get chubbier faces when they gain, regardless of where the bulk of the weight goes. Her face should be chubbier if it’s just weight gain.

    I totally get her not telling people though, even if it’s not because of a past miscarriage. That first pregnancy is so special and sweet and it’s so fun to have such a big special secret. I had trouble telling at three months because I wanted to keep it my secret for as long as possible.

    I’m concerned with what is going on with Beyonce. There’s definitely something funny there. I am expecting and due in mid-Feb (she says she’s due in Feb) and I am way big for where I am in my pregnancy, so big that I was worried it was twins. It ended up just being one, but my midwife says the only reason I’m so big is because I had a c/s with my first child and women who’ve had one have bigger than normal uterus in subsequent pregnancies. Even taking all that into account, Beyonce’s belly is bigger than mine. My baby measured perfectly average at my ultrasound last week, but my uterus is several weeks bigger than it should be. Yet Beyonce is bigger? Something funny is def. going on there. I don’t trust it.

    I don’t think she’s faking her pregnancy, but I think she’s padding her belly or something so she looks bigger. Also, I’ve never seen a woman with that big of a bump be able to bend forward like that to sit down. Bumps are hard, they do not squish and when you sit you have to accommodate them.


  45. Chrissy says:

    I don’t think she’s that far along as some people think. She’s not a real skinny girl to begin with, and it tends to show a bit earlier when you weigh a little more like that. I wonder who the dude in the picture is, because although I realize he’s probably just the bodyguard, he’s way more attractive than her fiance.

  46. Memphis says:


    I was thinking the same thing… Who ever he is (bodyguard or just a door holder) he’s cuter than her fiance/ maybe baby daddy 🙂

    She has been looking pregnant lately but I can’t imagine her keeping it quiet for this long if she was. Either way I hope she’s happy, I like her.

  47. sluggo says:

    You definitely see more of the “pregnancy look” in Jessica’s face, whereas Beyonce just looks … well, like Beyonce.

    I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned this: if Beyonce is sticking out a lot more than she should, and IF the Mysterious Collapsible Belly was just bad lighting and not a flotation device, well … women who are on their second or more pregnancies tend to show a lot earlier than they would with a first pregnancy. Wasn’t there a rumor floating around a long, long time ago which addresses this? that Beyonce had a baby already? I’ve seen photos of her onstage where her skirt blew up and OMG, we’re talking saggy … as in had-a-baby saggy. What do you think?

    And agree about not announcing early in the pregnancy, in case of miscarriage. I lost a baby myself, midway through the first trimester, but thankfully (if there is anything to be thankful for in a miscarriage) BEFORE I made an announcement. I say “thankfully” because I don’t think I could have handled ANY well-wishing sympathetic apologies from ANYBODY. Losing a baby is too brutal and even the best-meant condolences can be devastatingly painful. So it was a good thing I didn’t make any announcements.

  48. ShanKat says:

    I think if she is pregnant, she’ll wait to announce it until her show is about to premiere. It would be amazing PR for her fashion show, which wouldn’t make the covers of mags without a big push like a pregnancy “yay” or “nay.”

  49. really says:

    I actually have a rather great amount of respect for Jessica, keeping her pregnancy more normal, and not some circus spectacle (like that god awful patheticness of beyonce).

    Jessica seems more womanly.

  50. Annie says:

    Isn’t this dark roots “ombre” shit just a recent fad? I do agree though, she does look knocked up.

  51. thinkaboutit says:

    I’ve never seen her with an inch of roots; this one clings to her “blondeness” like it’s a life-giving force. That seals the deal for me — mazel tov Jess and Eric!

  52. MsGoblin says:

    announce already

  53. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Some women don’t like to reveal their pregnancy to early, they don’t want to jix it or have anything go wrong. It’s great she is being low key, I think she realizes the public grows tired of people really quick!

  54. DarkEmpress says:

    It’s really hard for celebs when ppl speculation and they are nervous about losing the baby. Mariah Carey had a miscarriage and she was huge before she finally publicly said she was pregnant.

  55. Truthful says:

    Jessica has had a bump for the last 3 yrs, so I am sure–WHATEVER is going on w/her will be huge.

  56. drawbackwards says:

    To everyone who shared about your loss- hoping peace comes into your lives. Not having children, I can certainly admit that I have a tremendous fear of miscarrying… the excitement and the sudden heartbreak. I’m finishing school in May (I’m 28), and I just had a RN tell me I should get off the pill because I’ve been on it for a long time and might miscarry when my husband and I start trying. Really made me optimistic. Ugh.

  57. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Team Jess all the way. She will be a great mom. I agree the guy in the picture is a very protective and cute guy. It would be awesome if he’s the daddy.

  58. Colette says:

    Did she get a new engagement ring? What happened to the ugly ruby thing?

  59. Jordan says:

    1. I hope she is pregnant, b/c if not then I hope she doesn’t read blogs.
    2. It’s good that she is not announcing anything…she doesn’t look like she is using her pregnancy/baby for attention.
    3. I hope she doesn’t announce anything until the baby is born and he/she gets more attention than Beyonce’s baby. Haha, I seem really irritated by the whole VMA announcement deal, don’t I??

  60. the original bellaluna says:

    sluggo – Don’t know about that “collapsible” stuff, but I didn’t show with ANY of my pregnancies until 5 months (very, very sick with the last 2). And preggo bellies are SOLID. S.O.L.I.D.

    As far as announcing, I didn’t (to anyone but my mom and work – had to explain why I was unable to work with the last 2) until after my “safe point” of 5 months.

  61. Amanda says:

    I never saw it before, I am not good at guessing at these types of things. But seriously, like you said, what is she waiting for. Even I can tell now she is preggers!

  62. fwozbo says:

    I had a miscarriage at three months. I told someone I thought I was pregnant then lied after the miscarriage saying I was mistaken.

    Last month I went to a wedding where the bride was 6 months pregnant. She miscarried 3 days later. I tried to give her my condolenes and story but she wasn’t ready. Hopefully we can be friends in the future.

  63. la chica says:

    I wonder if Eric is refusing to sign a pre-nup or doesn’t like the terms Daddy is offering. Either way, Jessica never struck me as the type to get pregnant outside of marriage. And pregnant she certainly seems to be. I kind of feel badly for her. She allowed this stray dog into her life and now she may be stuck with him. It must be so lonely to be a celebrity.

    As for Beyonce, I just don’t understand how she has gone from being a woman who NEVER talked about herself, not even to Oprah, to now being a woman who just won’t shut up about being pregnant. That’s what started making ppl become suspicious. And then bump-gate exploded in Australia. Serves her right. No sympathy here.

  64. Keis says:

    I think it’s great that she hasn’t said anything. In her position, I would wait until after I gave birth and just let people wonder (and assume) until then.

  65. Linnie says:

    What’s she looking at on her finger. A booger?

  66. Ramona Q says:

    Different ring, pregnant, delayed wedding, no pics of her with the fiance lately – I think they broke up!

  67. Mom says:

    I think both Beyonce & Jessica aren’t pregnant. We’ve all seen Beyonce’s “baby” collapse on film and read where Beyonce previously sent a stand-in to some Russian country function. To me, Jessica hasn’t gained the chest size of a pregnant woman. I think she’s probably very tired of the every other week pregnancy comments.

  68. Mom says:

    I think both Beyonce & Jessica aren’t pregnant. We’ve all seen Beyonce’s “baby” collapse on film and read where Beyonce previously sent a stand-in to some Russian country function. To me, Jessica hasn’t gained the chest size of a pregnant woman. I think she’s probably very tired of the every other week pregnancy comments.