The Style Set
The accidental fashion mogul returns to television as a style mentor on NBC's new reality-competition show, Fashion Star, where she joins Nicole Richie, Elle MacPherson and designer John Varvatos. "I couldn't turn it down because I felt like it was great for my collection," the mom-to-be says, "but it was also important for me to talk to these up-and-coming designers and mentor them … and really try and lead them in the right direction."
She's a Mommy!
Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson welcome daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson. "Life has completely changed," Simpson, 31, tells PEOPLE of motherhood. "From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!"
Four months after daughter Maxwell's arrival, Simpson debuts her post-baby body during an appearance on Katie Couric's new talk show, Katie. "I want to be as healthy as I can because I'm a mom now," the Weight Watchers spokesperson – who has lost more than 40 lbs. since delivering – says. "It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle."
Two Good to Be True
Nearly eight months after welcoming daughter Maxwell, Simpson confirms she is expecting her second child on Christmas, posting a photo of her daughter with the words "Big Sis" written in the sand. The star later flaunts her burgeoning belly on a Hawaiian vacation, Tweeting a bikini-clad photo and writing simply, "Bumpin' and Proud!"
Boy, Oh Boy!
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Simpson accidentally reveals she's expecting a boy. "The crazy thing is, I never knew that a wiener could actually make me nauseous," she says, before realizing her slip. "Well, I guess I just told the world that I'm having a boy! ... That was not planned. I just did it so crude, too."
'Ace' Up Her Sleeve
A year after the birth of daughter Maxwell, Simpson and fiancé Johnson welcome their second child, son Ace Knute. "I'm so excited to have a son," the star said at the time of her baby shower. "I didn't grow up with a brother and I think the unknown is really exciting. I can't wait to have that connection with our little man."
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Bauer-Griffin; Tyler Golden/NBC; Courtesy of Jessica Simpson; Paul Drinkwater/NBC; FameFlynet
- Jessica Simpson
- Date of Birth
- July 10, 1980
- Birth Place
- Dallas, Texas
Eric Johnson, husband (2010 to present)
Tony Romo, ex-boyfriend (2007 to 2009)
John Mayer, ex-boyfriend (2006 to 2007)
Nick Lachey, ex-husband (1999 to 2005)
Maxwell Drew Johnson, daughter (5/1/2012)
Ace Knute Johnson, son (6/30/13)