Jessica Simpson on how she got pregnant: ‘protection was thrown out the window’

I wonder if Jessica Simpson is capable of giving an interview without oversharing. She’ll tell you basically everything, including her bodily processes, and it seems like more of a compulsion than a shtick, like she has no filter. In her latest interview, with Ellen, she wasn’t bad for her, but she still talked about puking during her pregnancy and not using protection this second time she got pregnant, just a few months after having her first. She basically covered the same ground, and the same topics, that she did on The Tonight Show a couple of months ago. (Back then she explained that her second pregnancy was the result of a one night stand – with her husband fiance.) Jessica is promoting “Fashion Star,” the second season of which premieres on Friday.

Ellen: What’s happening?
Jessica: I don’t know, apparently protection was just thrown out the window.

Ellen: Congratulations.
Jessica: We were definitely extremely shocked.

Ellen: How are you feeling compared to the first pregnancy?
Jessica: This pregnancy is the complete opposite. Like with Maxwell, I felt amazing. Like I could do everything, eat everything. Do whatever I wanted. I had a lot of energy. This time around…I’m like exhausted. Eating Tums. That’s my snack of choice.

Ellen: Because you usually like a little bit of a break. You’ve got hands full probably with Maxwell.
Jessica: Absolutely. Maxwell was our focus and then I was puking and lying on the couch.

Ellen: Have you learned anything with the first pregnancy? Are you doing things differently now?

Jessica: Yeah, the first pregnancy I like let loose and I kind of ate everything that I wanted to eat and I just really enjoyed it. This time around I think because I was doing Weight Watchers and I felt super healthy. I’m not really craving as much and I know how hard it is to get off so I’m trying to make healthier, wiser decisions.

But apparently Eric still wanted me so…

Ellen: That’s nice, that’s always nice to know…. Apparently he did.
Jessica: So I can gain as much weight and I will have a husband to be that loves me.

[From Ellen]

That’s nice that she feels like her husband fiance isn’t bothered by her pregnancy weight gain and she’s not stressing over that. I gained a lot too and my husband didn’t really seem to care, but I still did the diet thing afterwards – for me.

I included that kind of full transcript from the Ellen show because I wanted to show that Ellen wasn’t asking Jessica direct questions. Ellen was just giving very neutral responses and Jessica was launching into her spiel without much prompting. So maybe the whole graphic description overshare is Jessica’s thing and she’s not going to switch it up at this point. It’s probably pretty genuine, for her, and what else is she going to talk about? She has her show and her many fashion lines, but being ditzy and somewhat gross is how she got famous. It’s her bread and butter. She’s even getting a sitcom based on her life, it’s true, and it will probably get worse once that finally happens. It’s all fart jokes from here on out.

Update: I changed references from Jessica’s “husband” to her “fiance”. I keep thinking they’re already married!

Here’s video of Jessica’s appearance on Ellen:

Header photo credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Jessica is shown below out on 2-21. I like her pregnancy style here. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Cece says:

    This woman has made a living out of playing a dummy and looking like a blow-up doll. I guess this is what sells now.

  2. T.C. says:

    Dear Jessica honey, not using protection usually leads to pregnancy. It’s not shocking news. Lol.

  3. Jessica says:

    Jessica is seriously stupid if she thinks Eric really loves her.

    Someone needs to ask her “If Eric really loved you then why are ya’ll not married yet”?

    Women get married all the time while pregnant so what’s the hold up?

    Jessica should not have tossed Nick aside.

    • Dawn says:

      This! I agree that she shouldn’t (nor should anyone) refer to Eric as her husband until they are married. But I do like her as she is so harmless and doesn’t take herself so seriously as someone we all know who IS married and pregnant by her lover and NOT her husband so that makes her 1000 times better than KK. Just sayin…that there a lots of worse people then Jess.

    • Dani says:

      I’m pretty sure I read in multiple places that she’s the one that isn’t stressing about marriage?

    • Ailine says:

      Maybe SHE doesn’t want to get married yet. You sound 80.–All girls want marriage and children and all men want to play the field until you make them marry you–Complete rubbish!

      • Jessica says:

        IF Jessica does NOT want to be married then why does she refer to Eric has her “Husband to Be”?

        Usually when people love each other, they get married.

        Face it Eric is in love with her bank account. He’s not going anywhere because he knows she is the one with all the money.

        This whole “We’ve tried to get married but he keeps on getting me knocked up” is a LOAD of Bull Crap.

      • a321 says:

        amen! one time i was asking my grandmother about one of my aunts highschool girlfriends & inquiring as to weather or not she was married. my granny was shaking her head then she said in the gravest tone ever “no ones ever asked her”. flash forward to me asking my aunt about the same thing & she proceeds to tell me that this woman is living with her long term BF in DC & they both have great jobs. now that women have joined the workforce, not everybody wants to get married. jessica is loaded, shes got a partner. i say good for her.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Why should she, or anyone, feel the need to abide by your ridiculous ideas about life?
      Perhaps she does not want to get married while pregnant. She has other things to worry about. Maybe they will get married when they feel the time is right.
      Why does it matter to you?

    • anon says:

      do you ever think that maybe it’s Jess thats holding back on marriage & why pray tell is a piece of paper so important when clearly in our times people move in & out of these papered marriages all the time. Currently we have so many marriages being dissoved its rediculous. Maybe financially its better that Jessica does not marry. Nick cost her a lot of money. Think!!!

      • jess says:

        ^^This. I’m pregnant and in far less of a rush to get married than my boyfriend is. When I get married, I don’t want it to be a shotgun marriage just because we got pregnant. I want to be cute and in shape again, and ready to enjoy some champagne and cocktails!

  4. CamColty says:

    I think she looks awesome and the same thing happened to me! (Baby wise) so I can’t throw shade at her

  5. aims says:

    Girl, someone forgot the basic sex ed that we all got in fifth grade.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Um, like billions of other couples all over the world.
      Everyone seems to think it won’t happen to them. I don’t want to tell you the number of friends of mine who have had guys not want to use protection. It’s utterly mind-boggling

  6. daisydoodle says:

    my mother used to have a quote, ” what do you call people who don’t use contraception? Parents.”

  7. epiphany says:

    She’s daffy, tactless, and airheaded, but you have to admire how relentlessly genuine she is – everyone else in Hollywood couches what they say with so many qualifers and mitigations they usually wind up saying nothing at all.

    • TQB says:

      I agree. I feel like so many starlets put this on as an act and it’s so irritating. There’s just so little artifice or filter with Jessica, it’s really endearing. Also, she is hands down one of the most naturally beautiful stars – whenever I see her without makeup I’m just floored.

  8. Hannah says:

    He isn’t her husband, yet.

  9. Zorbitor says:

    Once upon a time she was a singer kinda like Britney Spears

  10. virginia5 says:

    wow I think we all know how women get pregnant -_-

  11. elkiddo says:

    Cmon people. She cannot be so dumb as you guys think. She’s a tycoon, she has more money than us ‘smart people’. God, even The Goop aspires to be like her.

  12. Stuart Horsely says:

    Like, she sounds like, a like, air-headed, like, teenager. Ugh.

  13. jacq says:

    jess looks much better here than she did during her last pregnancy. that weight watchers leash must be pretty tight.

  14. Sam says:

    I love the qualifier “apparantly.” How do you “apparantly” forget to use protection? Either you’re using it or you’re not. I can identify with her forgetfulness, because I know that happened to me. But that’s why I was stalking the nurses and doctors at the hospital to give me the damn implant ASAP. Because I knew I wouldn’t remember the pill. She does herself a disservice when she speaks like this – it makes her look dumb.

  15. Cathy says:

    At least she’s trying to eat healthier this pregnancy. I guess she doesn’t want to look like an elephant again by the time she’s ready to give birth

  16. lucy2 says:

    Oh Jessica. She’d jump in a swimming pool and then be “extremely shocked” she got wet.

  17. heatheradair says:

    those boots: AWESOME. Actually, the whole outfit is adorable, but the boots are killer.

  18. Pixie says:

    Eh, I find Jessica pretty harmless. She seems sweet and can well afford to have another baby. I don’t really have anything bad to say about her- except that she reminds me of a friend I have, who also loves to overshare!

    • lin234 says:

      I agree! She’s just one of those women that should have as many babies as possible. And why not? She’s in a happy place, financially secure, in a steady relationship, and has a lot of love to give. She may be an airhead but you just know she’s the type who is willing to do anything in their power to give her children a beautiful and happy childhood.

  19. Amanda says:

    I’m sorry, I just can’t help but love Jessica! She is who she is and doesn’t really seem to take herself that seriously. Personally, i think thats awesome quality.

  20. Auruor says:

    I mean, good for her — no snark on that, have as many babies as you want — but I CANNOT RELATE AT ALL. I had twins in July and was so traumatized by the pregnancy/childbirth (GOD, was it awful… never again!) that:

    (A) I didn’t have sex with my husband for three months — it was just totally unappealing, plus we were so exhausted with twin newborns who never slept that we were literally hallucinating, and (B) once we did start having sex again, I was like “I’m getting an IUD AND we’re using condoms.” Not taking Any. Chances.

    So I’m perplexed by women who get pregnant again right away after giving birth. I think there’s some evolutionary mechanism that causes us to block out the horrors of childbirth and pregnancy after a year or two (which keeps the human race going, otherwise no woman would have more than one child) but a month or two after childbirth? WAY too fresh in my mind to get pregnant again!

    Then again, the Tori Spellings and Jessica Simpsons of the world are probably not as frazzled and sleep deprived as ordinary mothers of newborns.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Never heard of Irish twins?
      Just because you had a certain experience doesn’t mean other ‘ordinary’ people weren’t just as frazzled and busy after the birth of their kids.

      Don’t make this out to be a celebrity thing.

      • Auruor says:

        I think it’s fair to say that it’s a hell of a lot easier for a wealthy woman (who can afford nannies, housekeepers, childcare and night nurses) to have another baby right away than a woman who doesn’t have those resources at their disposal.

        I’m mystified by your level of antagonism here.

      • Girlattorney says:

        I have Irish twins, did not have help, at one point was working 2 jobs, and it was an awfully difficult experience for the first 2 years. Now that they are both 6, though (for another 4 days!), it is great — they are built-in best friends.

    • Bodhi says:

      I loved being pregnant with my son AND my birth experience. I don’t think that every woman looks on it as a horror. If they did, no one would have babies.

      • vvvoid says:

        I just had a miscarriage at 3 mos, went into labor [totally unexpectedly, never having been in labor before], had one solid 1.5 hour long contraction, was rolling around on the floor screaming, crawling, not really knowing what to expect or what to do but refusing to go to the hospital because I was too out of my mind in pain to make a decision…ended up losing so much blood I went into shock and needed a transfusion…
        BUT I still am so glad I experienced it, I was told I had a more painful and excruciating labor at 3 mos than many have at 9 mos due to complications, and I would do it again in a heartbeat [just hopefully this deliver a baby with a heartbeat :( ]. As horrible as the experience was, I felt this amazing rush of adrenaline and endorphins and my brain has euphoric recall, so it only really remembers that part and sees the pain and agony as thrilling. It was amazing to know what the female body could do, also, even though my baby was gone…just enduring that kind of pain is incredible. The pregnancy part was tough, even the first 3 mos, but so exciting to share with my fiance. I am going to try again as soon as possible, which I guess is…in a week or so as I still have some hcg left in my blood so I’m not ovulating.
        What I’m saying is, I agree Bodhi, not everyone sees childbirth as more horrific than amazing, even when it’s a tragic outcome. It’s still so unbelievable.

    • anon says:

      many have said & documented some of the best sex is while pregnant & just after

  21. Bridget says:

    After the crazy success of Newleyweds I always thought it seemed like Jessica decided that over sharing is her shtick. Its always felt like she was trying to recapture what the public liked so much about her back in the Nick Lachey-days. Though am I the only one who’s skeptical about how much of a cut she really gets for the fashion stuff? Typically when a star licenses their name like that they’re not making a ton of money from the sales, and though we talk about a ‘billion dollar fashion empire’ it’s not technically her empire, her name is just on it. Because that girl is still constantly hustling for someone who’s supposed to have a ton of money.

    • anon says:

      generally its 3 to 5 percent so she does just fine.. Put that into persepctive of a person that only gets a movie maybe every couple years. Jess far out does that. given word is she renegotiated her contract she is doing extrememly well. GOOD for her. All the trashing & hate & ridicule she deserves the

  22. anonymous fan says:

    I don’t think Jessica is really in that big of a hurry to marry some broke ex football player.She is not that stupid.She just wanted a good looking man to give her beautiful children.I don’t blame her.After her and her sister went through messy divorces she can’t be in a big hurry to go through that again.This woman is so overexposed.She is in Kardashian territory now,famous for being famous.

    • anon says:

      she has platnium records K’s have porn. K’s would love to have what Jess does & has..

      • Guest5400 says:

        anon Girl what are you talkin about? JSimps hasn’t had a hit album in 10 years.She makes her money selling her ugly ass clothes and handbags that tacky white women keep buying from JCPenney’s.And now she is just gaining weight so she can make more millions losing it.Just like the K’s her personal life gets her on magazines not music or acting.She ain’t stupid that is just an act to sell more ugly clothes.

      • Jessica says:

        Jessica had platinum records, like Guest said she has not had a hit in ten years.

        Nobody cares about her anymore like they did when she was on Newlyweds.

        She’s no longer on the cover of magazines.

  23. babyturnsblue says:

    She seems kinda fun to me. Like one of the girls you can go out for drinks with, be goofy and talk about pretty much anything.

    As far as ragging on her for being dumb….well I don’t think dumb people really stumble into success like she has. She might not be the greatest singer, designer, whatever she has to have some business smarts under those blond extensions.

    The hubby thing, LOVE does not always equal MARRIAGE. So what if they are not in a hurry, it doesn’t mean that they love each other any less. The priority is being a family/raising kids, etc. Or maybe she hasn’t been offered a magazine/tv deal big enough to be bothered with it yet.

  24. Finally Fr33 says:

    I just miss Ken Paves…her hair looks awful :-( You can really tell they are extensions

  25. Annette says:

    She looks good. Nice to hear that she’s trying to be a bit healthier this time around.

  26. KellyinSeattle says:

    She doesn’t take herself too seriously; unfortunately, most people don’t either, but that’s okay with her. I actually get a kick out of her. But I am tired of hearing about her reproduction antics.

  27. Ari says:

    omg she looks so good this pregnancy not that she wasnt beautiful before but really she just looks amazing

  28. Snowpea says:

    I had two kids twelve months apart!

    The nurse at the hospital said that breastfeeding mothers are protected mostly, and not to worry too much about it (contraception).

    But I love this girl. She loves life. She loves her daughter and her hubby. So she’s a few sandwiches short of a picnic? At least she’s happy.

    Compare her to that *cough* knocked up Kardashian chick.

    Both rich, both preggers.

    Chalk. Cheese.

    • Jessica says:

      They are still engaged, not married

    • myview says:

      Any nurse that tells a patient that breastfeeding prevents pregnancy, needs to go back to school! It is completely untrue. Caution Sex Talk: Pull-out method is a method used by guys to get girls to have ‘safe’ sex and a method by which girls get pregnant. While it is unlikely, it is actually possible to get pregnant any day of the month, even during menstruation. You can get pregnant by having sex underwater and by having sex standing-up. Praying for protection while having sex, also does not work. My point is to use birth control AND condoms in every conceivable situation…lol I am a nurse in this area and I have heard bizarre stories of how people got pregnant accidentally, by following crazy theories of birth control. Fact: Sex makes babies, unless you use real birth control.

  29. Amy says:

    I hope she doesn’t mean literally– because that would be gross.