This morning, the Today show featured a story about Jessica Simpson, and what else…her weight. People magazine snagged the first official photos of Simpson, her fiancé Eric Johnson and their new bundle of joy, Maxwell Drew. “Life has completely changed,” Simpson told People, which is awesome. But one thing hasn’t changed: the media’s obsession with her weight.
While Simpson has disclosed her endorsement with Weight Watchers which she plans to use to lose her baby weight, neither Simpson nor Weight Watchers have specifically disclosed how much weight she wants to drop. Which is good. That’s really no one’s business.
But Ann Curry just couldn’t let that go.
In talking with Kate Coyne, Assistant Managing Editor of People, Curry made this brilliant statement:
Like a lot of mothers, she’s not paying a lot of attention to how she looks.
To which Coyne responded:
Yeah, she doesn’t care what her hair looks like, what her gut looks like. She’s really content just to be with her little girl.
Coyne goes on to say that Simpson’s deal with Weight Watchers hasn’t officially started yet (she’s only one month post C-section), but when she’s ready she will start the diet plan. Most likely, that’s when she will become more vocal about her support for the program. But for now, people should just leave her alone about her weight and just let her enjoy being a new mom.
Nevertheless, Curry had to continue pushing:
How much weight is she talking about losing?
Coyne repeated herself by saying that Simpson is in “such a blissful place right now” that this is not a focus for her yet. She has no idea how many pounds she needs to lose, and she’s “too happy to even think about the scale”.
Right on, Jessica. Enjoy your baby. Be grateful for your body that just created a new life. And don’t feel pressured to lose that weight now or talk about how many pounds you’re going to drop. That’s no one’s business. Even though some say you should disclose your weight when your Weight Watchers endorsement officially begins, I hope you focus on health versus a number on a scale.