Jessica On Weight Debate: I Was 15 lbs. Smaller!

by Jackie Willis 8:03 AM PST, January 07, 2014
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In Jan. 2009, Jessica Simpson caused quite the media frenzy surrounding her weight when she stepped out in a pair of, now infamous, high-waisted blue jeans. Nearly five years later, the mother-of-two still finds that weight debate "unbelievable."

On Jan. 25, 2009, Simpson performed at a chili cook-off in Miami, Fla. wearing high-waisted jeans, a leopard belt and a tight-fitted black tank-top. "What's so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now," she admits to Redbook's Feb. issue, on newsstands Jan. 14.

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"What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans ...What woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?"

Now at age 33 and the mother of two, Simpson says she's never listened to when the press has attacked her weight, especially when pregnant. "It's ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she's healthy. I wasn't going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life."

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Simpson is currently during press as the spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

Do you think Simpson looks 15 pounds thinner now than she did in 2009?