Jessica Simpson: ‘We got an IUD, nothing’s gonna get in that uterus’

Jessica Simpson signs autographs at LAX

We barely cover Jessica Simpson anymore, which is a shame because I always liked her. I made fun of her sometimes, but honestly, I had a great deal of affection for her and I still do. I think after she gave birth to her second baby, son Ace Knute, she really changed. She stopped giving so many interviews, she grew up a lot, and she stopped wanting to be a celebrity, basically. She’s still doing all of her fashion stuff, but that’s her thing now – she’s a businesswoman in charge of an incredibly popular fashion line. No more “slutty brownies” or talking endlessly about pregnancies and babies and all of that.

After she gave birth to Ace, Jessica told everyone she was done. I believed her. But people were like “oh, she’ll change her mind” or “oh, she’ll get pregnant accidentally again,” because that’s what happened with her second pregnancy. It’s sort of refreshing to hear from a celebrity woman who was like “nope, I really am done, no more kids.” Jessica told Ellen DeGeneres this week that for sure, no more kids are coming. Because she has an IUD.

Two is enough for Jessica Simpson. The 36-year-old singer recently stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that will air Monday, relieved to finally be chatting with the host without a baby in her belly as in previous visits.

“I’m not pregnant,” Simpson said, shutting down rumors that she and husband Eric Johnson were expecting a third bundle of joy. “We got an IUD, nothing’s gonna get in that uterus.”

DeGeneres quickly replied, “I’m not touching that.”

“I have two beautiful children, and I’m not having a third,” Simpson added as a photo of her with Johnson and daughter Maxwell Drew, 5, and son Ace Knute, 3½, popped up on the screen. “They’re too cute … you can’t top that.”

[From People]

As I said, I like that she’s stuck to it. She doesn’t want any more kids. I don’t even consider the “We got an IUD, nothing’s gonna get in that uterus” as a Classic J-Simpson TMI statement. It was said with a shrug. The Baby Industrial Complex would have you believe that women are always supposed to want more kids but I really believe that Jessica fundamentally doesn’t want to put her body through that again, nor does she want to have to deal with all of the public criticism she got while pregnant. If I was in her position, I wouldn’t want it either.

Here’s the video – Jessica’s cheap-looking extensions pluck my last nerve. Girl, you’re worth hundreds of millions of dollars! BUY BETTER HAIR.

Jessica Simpson signs autographs at LAX

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lenn says:

    She seems medicated. Or maybe drunk. Something is off. Also, she is much more articulate in serious interviews, when she talks about her business.

  2. Coconut says:

    I thought my IUDs were infallible but the second one…fell out…unbeknownst to me. The perils having fibroids.

    • swak says:

      Not infallible. Know several who have gotten pregnant with having an IUD.

    • Karen says:

      I couldn’t do hormone bc, so the nonhormonal iud was my best option. Took it out by choice and got pregnant immediately. Now I’m just trying to keep breakfast down.

      My dr warned me about it not taking in the 1st month and scheduled a follow-up to make sure everything was still in place. No issues then or after.

    • JackieJormpJomp says:

      Best friend of mine: got pregnant with the pill and condoms. Twice.
      So they went IUD in ADDITION to condoms.
      They have three now.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I feel that IUDs can be dangerous. I got pregnant when I had one and it was an extra-uterine (as opposed to tubal) pregnancy that came close to killing me. I had no idea I was even pregnant (was still having periods), and the poor fetus was stuck to the outside of my uterus like a little barnacle for more than two full months, at which point I began having ungodly pain. Even then I waited and waited till the pain became completely unbearable because I was so busy with work and two young kids, and by the time I finally got to my OB/GYN I was doubled over and literally could not straighten up. He told me later, after the emergency surgery, that I had been bleeding internally “like a spigot” and had come very close to dying. As a result, I really feel IUDs are dangerous. (But obviously so is not heeding your body’s warnings.) I would just advise anyone who has an IUD to be smarter than I was and pay close attention to abdominal cramping and pain.

      • Babs says:

        Same experience here. I wasn’t alarmed soon enough by the pain because I am used to period pains thanks to endometriosis.
        Yes, IUD are dangerous.

      • llc says:

        IUDs are not dangerous. Anecdotal evidence is meaningless. I and many of my friends have had excellent experiences with IUDs. A woman should discuss her options with her doctor. It is very irresponsible to spread this kind of information around.

      • Pansy says:

        I don’t think she’s irresponsible at all! If she had something happen that endangered her health, would she be “irresponsible” to warn other people?!

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        I beg to differ, llc: It’s not irresponsible to convey honest accounts of personal experiences. I never suggested that any woman should not consult with her doctor. In my opinion it would be lax NOT to relay an experience like mine when the subject of IUDs is raised. And I did not present it as an across-the-board, absolutist thing. In my post I said, “I feel that IUDs can be dangerous.” I feel. Can be. See?

        But lucky thing, llc, you can just ignore my life-threatening experience. And you can denigrate me for having shared it. That’s your right, just as it’s MY right to give an accurate first-person account. What you CAN’T do is control the free and honest sharing of information here.

      • Babs says:

        Thank you Pansy. I don’t know why the iud brigade tries to silence women who had bad experience with it, it happens irl too, but I will never shut up about it. After it happened I heard so many similar stories that I was angered I didn’t know about it before. My couple almost exploded and I have had fertility struggle because they had to remove the place where the fetus was stuck. This is NOT anecdotal nor meaningless. I was very happy with my iud too, until I wasn’t at all. I don’t wish this to anyone.

    • teehee says:

      Falling out?? F me. Heck no. I also thought about it but my uterus is tipped so I am not a candidate. It can stab you inside, it can scar into the uterus, it can wander and poke into other organs. NO THANKS.
      Im all for men having to go through all this (to carry the weight of contraception). Till then I rely on natural method although I have an extremely easy pass, as I fail to ovulate.

  3. Char says:

    I like her as well, but I don’t consider an IUD as permanent birth control. I’ve known a few people to get pregnant when their IUD shifted.

    • slowsnow says:

      Mirena seriously effed up my body. Read forums about it. And once I had it taken out I lost so much blood I thought I would pass out. For days, and days and days. Blood clots, excessive flow, you name it. After I read the forums about it, I realised I was one of the lucky ones. Some people ended up with depression, other gaining 10kgs or more, terrible pain, etc.

      • justcrimmles says:

        I kind of wish I had refused the one I have currently (mirena.) Which I only have because my gyno at the time assured me that it is used to treat/fend off cervical cancer (after a biopsy showed precancerous cells.) As well as to prevent another “super period,” as they called it. I still bled for the next four months straight, I have a near constant pressure in that area, sometimes accompanied with a poking type of pain in one area. But the best by far, having all the symptoms of my cycle, without actually bleeding. It’s great. And even with all of this, whenever I’d complain to the Dr about it, they’d tell me to wait it out. I no longer go to that clinic. And as crappy as this is, I know it could be so much worse.

      • Desi says:

        I had Mirena for about 4 years, and I had much the same experience after having it … installed? ;) I swore I could feel it, and it was freaking me out. Pretty much all I thought for the first six months or so was “get it out, get it out, getitout!” Chances are you will get used to it, if that helps.

        (If you continue to have that “poking” pain in a specific area, though, you should probably have an ultrasound to make sure it hasn’t moved.)

        It took a lot longer for my periods to wane, but they did eventually go away completely. It worked great for about four years, until I developed a NASTY allergy to whatever it was made of.

      • Harlequin says:

        I had a Mirena for 4 years and ended up with serious liver damage caused by problems with it. My nextdoor neighbour had the same thing happen, except it was her kidneys instead. I got mine after a 30 second conversation with my gyno before having surgery to remove multiple cysts and endometrial tissue, I was terrified having surgery (I was in my early twenties) and figured my doctor new best. Afterwards there was no follow up with it, all I got was a pamphlet mailed to me 6 weeks later.

        For some women, they work wonders. I tell everyone I know who is considering to get one to make sure to have checkups that there are no side effects, that it hasn’t moved, that it is working as intended.

      • justcrimmles says:

        I’ve had mine for about 14 months, and probably would have had it removed within the first month or two, had the Dr been willing, instead if completely dismissive. I have yet to go for the follow up (like a fool) because the Dr cancelled and I wound up switching healthcare systems after issues I had with another Dr. If I had it all to do over again, I’m not sure which choice I’d make, other than doing more (or any, really) research, and demanding better treatment. Plus, I might have filed a complaint against their ultrasound tech, who was apparently trying to view my reproductive system through my coccyx. (I’ve had quite a few ultrasounds, and despite being a fat ol fatty for each and every one of them, she was the only one to take what is usually a bit of mild discomfort, and turn it into what I like to think of as “Gynecology at Guantanamo.”)

  4. Tiffany says:

    Trust, she did not go away because she chose to. She wants to be a celebrity and famous.

  5. Babs says:

    I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy with an IUD, I almost died. So, no IUD’s gonna get in that utérus again, I’m telling you.

  6. Cynical Ann says:

    Maybe he should have a vasectomy. I think how many kids you have, and having no kids at all, is a personal choice. If you can afford it, and have the emotional wherewithal to have a larger family, I think that’s great. If you don’t want any-good for you too.

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    That’s a lot of botox, no? Her face barely moves.

  8. Desi says:

    I think you might be confusing IUDs with permanent sterilization. Most IUDs are marketed mainly to women who have given birth, want minimal hormone intake, and aren’t sure if they’re “done” having kids. It’s not a case of “no more kids are coming because [I] got an IUD,” but more one of “I’m not sure yet.”

    Oh, and she might want to prepare herself for the tsunami of crap she’s about to get from various pro-life groups. They reeeeeeeeeeally hate IUDs.

  9. justcrimmles says:

    I like those sunglasses, but not on her face.

  10. Angela82 says:

    Not here to comment on Jessica Simpson’s bizarre demeanor lol…

    But I will say apparently I am the only one here who has had a good experience with IUDs lol. I have honestly never known anyone to get pregnant when they had one. And this is going back to the 80s when my mom had one b/w my brother and I b/c she also didn’t trust the pill. I have heard the typical pain and it messed up my body stories but no actual failure stories. Not that I am saying it can’t happen.

    However, as someone who never wants kids and refuses to even risk the pill in case of an accident, forgetting to take it, drug interactions making it ineffective, etc., I have trusted my IUD far more than the pill. And before anyone says well maybe your husband can get a vasectomy – I am in a long term relationship but not married. I would gladly have my tubes tied but no doctor has allowed me to do so unfortunately. Partly b/c society seems to still live in the 1950s and they just assume I am going to change my mind. Uh no… I am the person hiding under my desk when a coworker brings a child under the age of 15 into work lol. Anyways I will say I religiously keep track of where its at, I know I don’t want any surprises in my future. That being said I know its not for everyone and I know some haven’t had the easy experience I have. I am lucky I guess.

    • Karen says:

      I posted up thread. No issues here. I had good experience with my iud.

      Especially after all the bad I had with hormonal bc pills, rings, etc. (uncontrollable mood swings, dvt scare, loss of feeling in leg).

      I am pregnant now, it was planned. And I appreciate that the iud gave me the flexibility to get pregnant right after it was removed.

    • Desi says:

      I had a pretty good experience with mine, too, apart from the allergy (I think) I developed to it about four years in. It was only good for five years, so I thought, eh, go ahead and take it out.

      I was 34 years old, had had multiple miscarriages, two VERY difficult births/recoveries, my husband and I knew 1000+% we were done having kids, there was a better than good chance another pregnancy/birth would literally kill me…and they STILL gave me crap about wanting a tubal ligation.

      I had to wait to have it done, sign a pile of consents and releases, listen to three separate lectures on the subject. I remember one nurse asked me “you say YOU’RE done having children, but is your HUSBAND done?”

      After the breathtaking case of WTFs subsided, I said, lady, when my husband’s packing the uterus, he can have a say over what goes down in it.

      • Fanny says:

        If all you read is stuff online about people’s horror stories/failures, you would think IUD’s aren’t that great, but the statistic is they are over 99% effective. It’s as close to 100% as any form of birth control as it is possible to get. (No pesky “user error” problems that you have with other forms of birth control.)

        It’s the birth control method of choice for the majority of female ob/gyn’s, which tells you something.

    • TQB says:

      I had the non-hormonal IUD for 4 years. It was great, never any issues. I got it when i was breastfeeding and just in general not happy about the number of years I’d spent on hormonal BC (the pill). We just weren’t sure enough to commit to the vasectomy… and sure enough, we changed our minds. Had it removed, baby due in 6 months. I did have heavier periods while I had it but my periods were light before so it wasn’t a big deal. If you have heavy periods already that would be something to consider for sure.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I freaking love my IUD. I only wanted 2 kids, wound up with 3 (not complaining, tho–kid #3 is amazing and I can’t imagine life without her). My husband then got a vasectomy, but I have such awful periods I still decided to get an IUD (I have Liletta, similar to Mirena). I’ve gone from barely being able to physically function 4-8 days out of every 22 days to barely even knowing I get a period. (My husband insists it’s decreased my sex drive, but I think it’s more the fact that I had 3 kids in less than 5 years and I’m just flipping exhausted all the time.) I’m unable to take birth control in pill form because it makes me severely depressed/suicidal, but I don’t get that with the IUD because it’s a much lower hormone content and goes directly to the uterus instead of flowing thru the bloodstream. So, my IUD has been literally life changing.

      • justcrimmles says:

        @Scarlet Vixen, I experienced suicidal thoughts while on ortho cyclen. That’s definitely a side effect I personally haven’t seen widely discussed when the topic of birth control comes up. But it should be. And I guess I’ll give my Mirena that as a win, no extra dark thoughts other than the ones I already have 😶

    • KiddVicious says:

      No problems with my IUD either. My first one was in my 20′s, long before Mirena hit the market, so over 30 years of IUD’s. Best thing I ever did.

    • Betsy says:

      Having your tubes tied isn’t a simple procedure unless your abdomen is already open, e.g. for a c-section. I know vasectomy isn’t suitable in your case, but tubal ligation is one of those pretty big small deals.

    • Chai says:

      Also love mine. It did take several months of adjustment, but I no longer get a period. I have several friends with IUDs and no babies, so I counter everyone’s pointless ancedotal evidence with some of my own. No birth control option is 100%, but the IUD is one of the best options. And, since I get migraines with auras, my BC options are severely limited.

    • Ange says:

      Not the only one, I love mine. My husband could have a vasectomy but I need hormones because my periods are a disaster if left to their own devices. It took 4 years but now I no longer have one and it’s fantastic. I’ll have one of these babies in until menopause.

  11. Bridget says:

    Jessica has been quiet because none of her later attempts to re-harness her music or reality career panned out. She tried a lot to re-capture lightning in a bottle, and found out that not only can you not replicate it but that the harder you try the further you get. It also probably helps that she moved away from her father’s management years ago and he was pretty ham fisted. She seems happier now that she’s stopped while she’s ahead and settled down. Though she doesn’t run Jessica Simpson fashion. That’s her mom and the company they licensed to, though Jessica has some involvement.

    Though here’s what I really want to know – she was tagged on Instagram at her hair person’s wedding, which means that she and Ken Paves stayed broken up. I think he has the worst taste in the world, but am kind of surprised because they were super tight. I wonder what happened.

  12. Frigga says:

    People need to do more research on what they decide to put it inside their body before doing so. An IUD is not fool-proof. I know more than one woman who has either had their IUD fall out, get ‘lost’, or got pregnant while on it due to similar complications with it. Not to say it happens to everyone, but it certainly isn’t 100%, as is no form of birth control. I stick with my pills so if I miss one, I only have myself to blame and not a piece of plastic that was shoved up my vag.

    • smcollins says:

      I commented up thread about a co-worker getting pregnant while using an IUD, but I forgot to mention that her’s also got “lost” and when they did an ultrasound to try and find it they found a fetus instead. Talk about a shock!

    • Lady D says:

      I had one inserted at 19 and it came out with my next period. The doctor told me they usually only put them in women who have had babies. I was on the pill, and not sure it was enough birth control so I went for the IUD too. This was in 1979. I didn’t bother having it replaced. It actually came half way out and then embedded in the vaginal wall.

  13. Cel2495 says:

    I will do a bit more research on IUD… maybe it will work for me. Was on the pill and I swear it f*** me up. I was depressed, gained 10kilos and was just miserable all day every day. Stopped taking my pills but need another form of contraception.

  14. KiddVicious says:

    “WE” got an IUD. I’d like to see the photo of her husband up in the stirrups getting it inserted. No chicky, YOU got an IUD.

    • Josephine says:

      I actually think it’s nice that she discussed birth control as a joint thing. Yes, it’s in her body, but many couples make birth control decisions together, and hopefully the man supports the woman in every way through the decision, discomfort, complications, etc.. Of all the craziness that has come from her, I found that one normal.

      • Crimson says:

        Since women are the bearer of children, men should bear the responsibility of permanent birth control after a couple has decided no more children are in the cards. There is more risk involved for women who must insert foreign objects into their bodies or take pills, from life-threatening blood clots to puncturing an organ and everything in between. For a man it’s snip-snip, done – much lower risk.

        I have a newly diagnosed rare blood disease and was told by my doctor if I’d have ever been on the pill I’d be dead due to embolisms. Personally I think doctors are too nonchalant when recommending birth control methods to women. They don’t order the necessary blood tests that would prevent rejection or lower risks.

  15. Sadie77az says:

    Just my personal opinion, but if you’re done having kids, have your husband/partner get a vasectomy. The way I looked at it was that I had freaking carried a baby, birthed and nursed a baby– I was not about to shove something up there that could move or fail. It was his turn to be uncomfortable for a day or two down there. 😄

  16. Keri says:

    She’s a mess. Not even a hot mess, just a mess.

  17. mar says:

    She looks so insane to me. Her style is awful, her AWFUL clothes wear her, her shoe game is horrible, her jeans always look ill fitting an her nasty bleach blonde hair extensions are iso gross. Im sorry this girl makes me ill.

  18. jenn12 says:

    Who would have thought that Jessica Simpson would be smarter than Tori Spelling? So nice to hear someone not need to have another baby just because hers are getting older, or to say bluntly she’s had her kids and she’s done. Heaven forbid women should want to be anything more than cows.

  19. Jeesie says:

    She’s not some high powered businesswoman. She sold her fashion range before it took off, she just gets paid to remain the face of it. She’s not at all involved in the business side of things, and it always amazes me that anyone thinks she would be.

  20. PauKay says:

    How can you write about this clip and not mention how unwell she seems? Is that purposeful? She seems very medicated / high / drunk and can barely finish a thought. Ellen was mortified. I could barely get through the interview – it’s beyond cringe. All you got from this is that she has an IUD? Puhhhlease. *Eyeroll*

  21. naomipaige says:

    Gosh, she’s dumber than a box of rocks!!!

  22. Lin says:

    She reminds me of the late Anna Nicole Smith which is worrisome.

  23. Chetta B. says:

    For such a young woman she can barely move her face, that’s a lot of fillers/botox there. Also, I can’t remember ever seeing her live where she DIDN’T seem drunk/stunned/high. This interview is the worst instance. It almost seems like she just woke up or something! Wow, not good :/