Jessica Simpson will parent Maxwell “the way my parents parented me”

Last week was full of Jessica Simpson’s Weight Watchers nonsense. I still don’t really know what to make of Jessica and Weight Watchers and (IMO) their fraud. But I think Jessica is made of teflon. Or maybe she’s just covered in bacon grease, because nothing ever really sticks to her. I think it’s the “soft bigotry of low expectations” – people think she’s dumb, so when she’s involved in something idiotic, people are just like, “Uh, Jessica. Stop farting around, dumbass.” So Jessica has been pretty quiet for about a week, and now she’s back with a new interview, full of all kinds of Farty details.

She’s already a singer, actress, fashion mogul and reality show mentor. Now Jessica Simpson has her sights set on primetime.

“I think doing a sitcom is something I really want to do,” Simpson, 32, tells iVillage in a new interview about her career goals. “[I would] be able to be with my daughter every day on set.”

The pop star, who welcomed baby Maxwell May 1 (with fiancé Eric Johnson), says she can’t wait to encourage her little girl to follow whatever it is that speaks to her.

“I’m going to let Maxwell do what she wants to do,” Simpson says. “I mean, I’m definitely going to parent her the way my parents parented me . . . [but] when I was young, I was like, ‘This is what I want to do,’ and they supported me, and I was doing it by the time I was fourteen years old.”

Adds the Jessica Simpson Collection founder, “I think it’s important to encourage from a young age that whatever you’re passionate about — go for it!”

Simpson says that she and Johnson have been so focused on their bundle of joy and her future, that they have yet to sit down and focus on plans for their wedding. Still, the Fashion Star judge has a clear vision of the type of celebration she’s aiming for.

“I know it’s going to be a perfect wedding, and . . . I mean, I say that, and it could not be . . . we really haven’t planned it,” she confesses. “But I see it being definitely a destination thing and everyone celebrating and being able to dress up and having all of my bridesmaids looking beautiful in whatever designer they want to wear.”

[From Us Weekly]

First, the idea of Jessica on a sitcom…? Are we counting her reality show with Nick Lachey as her first “sitcom”? I guess. I think Jessica is capable of that kind of thing – “playing” the ditzy, farty blonde on camera. You don’t even have to give her a script. But that’s the problem, isn’t it? Jessica is not good when she has to use a script.

As for Jessica’s admission that she’ll raise Maxwell like she was raised… don’t hate me, but I understand what she’s saying. Jessica isn’t going to raise her daughter the way, say, Gwyneth Paltrow raises her daughter. Jessica isn’t going to try to raise a multi-lingual child. She’s not going to raise a child with an emphasis on “book smarts.” We already knew that, didn’t we? Maxwell is going to be raised around grits, guns and God. And you know what? That’s fine. Not everyone has to raise their kids from the Gwyneth-Jen Garner-Gisele Playbook.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. marie says:

    the way her mom raised her, or the way her dad whored her out? Jessica, do not make your daughters boobs front and center when she gets older..

  2. Jackie O says:

    ‘grits, guns and god’


  3. neelyo says:

    So she’s laying the ground work to pimp out her kid basically.

  4. brin says:

    Please explain “Chicken of the Sea” to Maxwell (your parents failed you there).

  5. yellowshaba says:

    And her baby daddy does what?……….exactly

    • DEB says:

      Um … nothing? And I always wonder about that Birkin he bought her, how did he afford it? 😉

    • Mia 4S says:

      He got into a rather prestigious college, and decided not to go. He lives off Jessica. Technically that would be fine if I thought for one second he was taking on primary child care duties and taking care of their home. But if you believe that you are dumber than she is.

      • holly hobby says:

        He is a Yale graduate so you would think he would do something with that. I know he played tight end with the 49ers and Saints but his career wasn’t long and he was a mediocre player at best.

        Maybe he hoarded his money from the football days so he doesn’t have to work.

  6. Erinn says:


    Oh dear Lord… I really feel for this kid. I know her father doesn’t seem to work, but I hope to god, he has more brains than Jessica.

  7. lucy2 says:

    When your own father is often referred to as “Pimp Daddy”, perhaps it’s time to look elsewhere for parenting examples.

    Gotta love how celebrities with little to no acting talent feel they can just step into their own sitcom if they feel like it. I guess too bad for all the actual actors out there every day trying to get roles.

    • Hakura says:

      I KNOW, right?? Thinking just because she can sing, she can automatically act. It’s delusional (& insulting to real actors).

      Maybe she’s basing this delusion off of her horrible reality show days. x_x

    • Wembley says:

      Worked for Seinfeld.

  8. The Wizz says:

    We don’t honestly believe she’s going to marry that guy do we?

  9. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’m sorry to say, but she reminds me of the oompas. Not necessarily the weight, but just her personality …the oompas we kind of cute. I think she should be w/ a rich business man and not a bum.

  10. Sapphire says:

    Just keep creepy Pappa Joe away from the grandkid.

  11. Pollo says:

    “Jessica Simpson will parent Maxwell “the way my parents parented me”

    and we all see how you turned out..

  12. irishserra says:

    Years ago, I think right around the time she married Nick Lachey, I read an article online that made me laugh so hard. It described the Simpson girls as being raised by a pack of poodles. The entire article was hilarious, but that point stuck with me and so when I first read the title of this blog post my first thought went to poodles!

  13. Lila says:

    What has poor Jennifer Garner done to end up on a parenting list with Gisele and Gwennie?

  14. Lacie says:

    Someone should teach her that if she’s going to have her giant boobs out in peoples’ faces all the time, the polite thing to do is to use cover-up on the (too low) veiny parts so they don’t look like a f*cking road map.

  15. anon says:

    Great new family pics of a beautiful baby girl out today & the family of Jessica & ERIC & more to the interview.. great stuff.. being normal many dont understand in the celeb world.. it’s much easier to trash & bash.

    She would do an awesome job with a sitcom & be very funny also.. Eric is a great guy & has his own income. ON her wealth level NO not many are.. Do we ask the same of other men with really rich women in there lives & raising familys. WE sure dont expect the same with women & roles reversed.

    Lets just say ERIC comes from his own family wealth that is not common knowledge nor will it ever be. he is just fine.

    Have a look at the new family pics today released. beautiful & a very happy baby.

    • Jessica says:

      She was supposed to have a sitcom years ago (back in 2004), she filmed the pilot and nothing took off.

      She peaked years ago on newlyweds.

      Where are these new pictures you speak of?

      • t says:

        I think anon is a member of the Simpson family…either Joe or Jessica…and is confused about when US or People said they were going to print the pictures the crazed paparazzi that relentlessly stalks Jessica (in other words Joe Simpson) sent over.

        Better call the editor at US “anon” to see if they got all the “candid” pictures of Jessica you took. There are no pictures as of now.

  16. anon says:

    Actually Maxwell is sleeping through the nite & was at 6 weeks.. Maxwell sleeps from 8 at nite to 7 next morning.Tthey had a night nurse for a few weeks but now on there own.. They have no day nanny at all.

    Yes she will marry this man & he is a man.

  17. Moneypenny424 says:

    I definitely understand what she’s saying, though I do hope that Eric teaches Maxwell it is cool to be smart. I went to college with Eric and he is a great guy.

  18. Pat Dorty says:

    It’s hilarious that “Weight Watchers” is touting her as a success but they they only show her from the neck up! lol