Is Jessica Simpson spending $2 million on her delivery, Beyonce-style?

Poor Jessica. After some bad information, she seems to be due within the next few weeks, right? Like… mid-April. Hopefully. And whenever her water breaks… prepare yourself. The Flood Cometh. Anyway, In Touch Weekly is all about random details of Jessica’s life and pregnancy. In Touch claimed that Jessica was totally naming her 10-pound baby girl “Maxwell” (or Maxi) – just because Jessica might be monogramming stuff with “M”. Which I’m still saying stands for “Margarita Tequila Johnson”. RIGHT?

A few months ago, In Touch also claimed that had already booked a fancy $2800 suite at Cedars-Sinai (in LA) for her delivery (possible C-section?). CB thought $2800 for a delivery suite sounded pretty reasonable… but that was before In Touch modified their claims. Now it seems like Jessica might be spending major dough for her delivery. This junk just got all Beyonce!

Jessica Simpson isn’t the only nervous new mom who wants to pamper herself on delivery day. But the 31-year-old’s bank-busting birthing plans have even her closest friends shaking their heads in disbelief. When it comes to Jessica’s comfort — and her baby’s — money’s no object: She’s planning on spending almost $2 million! Of course, given that Jessica hopes to sell the first shots of Maxi for as much as $4 million, she’ll recoup her investment.

Like Beyoncé before her, Jessica has rented out an entire wing of the hospital (approximately $500,000 in cost) so that she can give birth in private. “She’s turning the maternity ward into Fort Knox,” the pal says. “If her friends and family want to visit her, they’ll have to make it through numerous checkpoints!”

And she’s not about to rely on hospital security to keep her baby safe: Jessica plans to hire 30 armed guards to protect Maxi 24/7, a cost estimated to be around $1,318,500.

“She’s terrified of kidnapping,” the pal explains. “Her head of security just held a pre-birth meeting for her family to brief them on the rules!”

She also recently bragged that her baby will only fly private, and Maxwell has a $14,500 crib waiting for her. Not only that, but Jessica hired a look-alike to distract paparazzi on the big day — bringing her grand delivery total to $2 million!

[From In Touch Weekly, Hollywood Life]

I think this is mostly BS. I’d bet that Jessica is spending more than $2800 on a hospital suite, but $2 million for added security and a whole wing? Please. Jessica is NOT Beyonce. And she’s not trying to Hide The Pillow either. Jessica wants to be pampered and taken care of, for sure. But I doubt she’s a Beyonce-level extremist about it.

Photos courtesy of Elle, Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News.

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  1. heatheradair says:


    Well, at some point, if you can’t make your millions work for you, what good is being rich — I’d be going full Delivery Room Diva if I could afford to have a hospital RIDER for the day my little bun drops.

  2. marie says:

    with as much as this girl loves to share, I don’t believe a bit of it..hell, she’d probably invite random hall stragglers in to take a pic as long as they posted it on her twitter account..

  3. Vanden says:

    I don’t believe it either. Jessica looks so damn adorable!

  4. cmc says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the hospital release a direct statement contradicting the reports that Beyonce did any of the things gossip blogs/mags were claiming she did?

    Beyonce didn’t do it, and I sincerely doubt Jessica will either. I think our obsession with celeb babies is getting kind of sick. Yes, I like happy pregnancy photos and baby pics as much as the next girl, but damn, do we really need extensive reports about the type of hospital room a star is going to give birth in? I mean…who cares?

    • marymary says:

      The problem is that celebrities and their representatives have been caught lying about their bad behavior so many times, that nobody believes the denials anymore. So when the hospital denied the rumours about Beyonce and then the parents who had been mistreated by Bey’s crew said the hospital was lying, I believed the parents.

      • cmc says:

        I’m actually the total opposite. We’re in the age where people make up stories all the time for their 15 minutes of fame…where blind items very very often seem super fake but people use them as gospel truth…and where no matter what a celeb says, we mistrust them just because they’re famous. The whole Beyonce situation had me pulling my hair out…all of these “blind items” about how she did this or that just to preserve her body, and when she gained weight blind items claiming she took medication to gain weight even though they had JUST been saying the whole reason she didn’t get pregnant was to preserve her body… on and on and on.

        I’ve gotten to the point where I read gossip blogs for entertainment, but they’ve become exactly like Star and InTouch…fun fanfiction rags filled with obvious lies. Like the above- why even report this if it’s so unbelievable?

  5. dorothy says:

    God Lord. It’s a baby. Alot of people have had them, it’s not a rare event. I’m surprised she even has $2 million dollars to spend on something like this.

  6. Lady D says:

    Just doesn’t seem like Jessica. I realize I don’t know her but she seems friendly, fun, cute, and harmless. I agree she is more likely to invite total strangers into her room.

  7. Agnes says:

    i don’t know, she doesn’t seem the type. at least i hope she isn’t.

  8. fabgrrl says:

    What is the damn point? I recall very little about my delivery room, or the room they put me in afterwards. All I did was stare at and cuddle the beautiful little person I had delivered, and sleep! I could have been in the middle of a forest for all I knew, or cared.

  9. Irishae says:

    Uh, looks like I’m alone in believing at least parts of this. Does no one remember Newlyweds (Lord forgive me)? When cameras captured her candidly for years without scripted appearances or promotional plugs? She was quite possibly the most vapid, self-involved, whining narcissist I had ever witnessed. On top of that she’s a billionaire, so I don’t see why any of this sounds out of character. +1 for her PR team, I suppose.

    • Carolyn says:

      It disappoints me when celebrities have a baby just to make money from it. She’s got a billion dollar (is it that good?) clothing line. Doesn’t need any more money. This whole pregnancy has been the best PR Jess has had in’s setting her up to be portrayed as Earth Mother. Jess won’t be hands on with this baby unless paps are around to capture it. Her whole life has revolved around only her and she’s not selfless enough to care for a baby. Her priority will be losing weight because of the massive Jenny Craig pressure. Surgery?

    • Michelle says:

      I have one Jessica Simpson dress that I love. Very colourful and flattering. I got it for 75% off at Winners though.

  10. maryoomba says:

    it looks like the people over at elle took a thin tipped sharpie and drew jessica’s boobs on top of her stomach.

  11. Dhavy says:

    Doesn’t sound like her and $2800 sounds cheap considering that the hospital where I delivered was charging me $150 a day extra if I wanted a room for myself…I told them no thanks, I don’t mind sharing

  12. mar says:

    Yes, it is her money and she can spend it how she likes, however, this will be an inconvenience to others having their babies at the same place, same time, a la Beyonce, so I can not say there is nothing wrong with this.

    Why the heck can’t she set up shop in her mansion with a mid-wife and OBGYN and deliver there? At home births are not that uncommon.

    Why make such a show because you are scared of kid-napping? SO EFFING STUPID!!!!!!!!!

  13. lucy2 says:

    I don’t doubt that she will make arrangements to be as comfortable as possible, but this sounds like BS.

  14. anne_000 says:

    I have a hard time believing that Cedars Sinai will allow 30 ARMED guards to walk around like that. And how is it a ‘wing?’ Isn’t it ‘floor?’ I can’t imagine several floors being occupied by just one person.

  15. Floridaseaturtle says:

    I totally believe she is willing to pay some xtra bank for her accomodations, sounds like a great idea since she can afford it. If she is having a C-Section, then everything is scheduled anyway. And, like the previous poster said, she will need to stay about 3 days. Anyone would want privacy, especially since you have a catheter at first, and uncomfortable after the surgery. I don’t think most people would hate on her for it either, not like they did with Beyonce. Pretty much everything seems to be annoying with that woman, but Jessica has a goofy likeablility about her. So what, let her have her extra pillows and exotic kiwi jello, or whatever. It’s a big deal, once in a lifetime having your first baby. Live it up, just not at the expense of the other families in the labor ward. That would be wrong.

  16. someone says:

    Can anyone tell me how many months pregnant Jessica was when she posed naked for Elle — because she looks like a normal 9 months there and I’m guessing she was only about 6 months at the time? At least they didn’t wait until now to take the picture because it would have been scary.

  17. Courtney says:

    @Someone she was a bit over 5 when the Elle Photos were taken s her original due date was may 11th but due to complications was moved forward to April 20th. when it comes to the C-section you usually get 3-5 days in the hospital unless there are complications with mother or baby. Beyonce wasn’t the first star to rent out extra rooms when giving birth Mariah Carey did last year at UCLA Santa Monica granted her twins were severely premature due to life threatenning complications and nearly didn’t survive nor did she. Jessica has a deal with weight watchers not Jenny Craig Mariah is the spokesperson for Jenny Craig and those deals last about 3 or 4 years

    • Trashaddict says:

      Mariah’s twins were 2 weeks early, not severely premature, I just looked it up. They were 2 weeks in the hospital and needed some oxygen, not unusual for babies born by cesarean. And by the pictures at least one of them needed a feeding tube, also not unusual for a twin born a little early. So it might seem dramatic, but it wasn’t truly life-threatening or out of the ordinary for how they came.

  18. Kayla says:

    How is it like Beyoncé when beyoncé didn’t rent anything but the VIP room at a standard rate? Jessica needs all that cos apparently she’s having plastic surgery to tuck nip & suck everything so she needs the extra security and comfort

  19. sassy says:

    it doesn’t make sense. You already have to go through security channels anyway at a hospital. I gave birth a few weeks ago, and I am just a lil’ ol’ mortal.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    Seriously: my youngest cost a cool quarter mill, and all I got was the standard room (with absolutely MISERABLY UNCOMFORTABLE BED); the typical post C-section care (minus the competent CNA who remembered to put a pad on me); the pin-cushion treatment [had to get my blood pressure under control before I stroked-out, so I got a million shots a day for 7 days] “pick a thigh” became de riguere); and the pediatric care and diapers.


    • Aries_Mira says:

      Are you serious? $250,000? Good lord I can’t imagine that! I’m sorry you had such a horrid experience. Mine was (to be honest) nothing like yours: great doctor, great nurses, good delivery, quiet room, and no bill at the end (I live in Canada).

      I hope you had a better experience with your other child(ren).

  21. Trashaddict says:

    I hope Jessica’s going to deliver soon. I have this irrational fear that one day she’ll just explode.

  22. Meecey says:

    When I delivered my son I had the flu and so did my husband! Money can’t buy health. They should be thankful to have healthy babies and give some money to charity, the spoiled brats!!

  23. Buakaw says:

    Didn’t even realize she had $2m to spend. She doesn’t have any shows right? And her husband doesn’t work. Must be on credit.

  24. chrissy says:

    Oh please with the “Jessica is not Beyonce” schtick. She’s worse! She’s already monetizing every aspect of this kid’s birth, from padding her belly (or purposely becoming a whale) to amp up her own Weight Watchers post-pregnancy campaign, to setting up the maternity clothing line.

  25. Idk says:

    I hear elephants carry their babies for 11 months. Probably need 2 million in drugs to get over it.