Melbourne: The first picture of Jessica Simpson with her baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson has been unveiled, as the 31-year-old star introduced the month-old daughter to the world on the covers of WHO and People magazines with her fiance, former NFL player Eric Johnson.
Simpson gave birth to her 4.45kg daughter via caesarean section on May 1.
“Seeing everything happen through Eric’s face was a moment I’ll never forget,” News.com.au quoted her as telling WHO.
“He was holding her hand and mine, so immediately we wanted that family bond,” she said.
Revealing that she has settled into motherhood with ease and confidence, Simpson opens the doors to Maxwell’s interior-designed nursery and shows off her daughter in a series of intimate family portraits.
“Eric said it best: when Maxwell was born, it felt like we were born again.
“Seeing Eric with Maxwell is everything I’ve ever dreamed of: a daughter and the man of my dreams. It’s the most beautiful picture, and I’m in the best place,” she added.
While she says that she doesn’t care about her appearance at the moment (“I’m less concerned about how my hair looks and if my gut is showing”), she admits to eventually wanting to get back to her pre-baby weight.
“After you have a baby it’s like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to my body?’”
“This is not me! It would be nice to feel comfortable in a bikini, but that’s not my goal. I just want to fit into jeans,” she said.
People magazine reportedly paid 817,295 dollars for the exclusive baby photos, a far cry from the 6 million dollars Jennifer Lopez received for pictures of her twins and 14 million dollars for Brangelina’s youngest siblings Knox and Vivienne.
But while Jessica Simpson has been a risky covergirl in the past, the magazines are willing to gamble on her with a baby tucked under her arm.
“She hasn’t sold magazine covers in a long time, which is why she has been offered less than a million for the pictures,” an editor told The Huffington Post.
“Although, when it comes to celebrity babies, the risk is minimal,” the editor said.