After weeks of speculation–and some pretty incriminating photos, Jessica Simpson finally let the cat out of the bag–she’s preggo! And in usual (cray-cray) form, she decided to make her big announcement on Halloween, dressed up as a mummy (get it?) for the occasion and show off her baby bump to the world. “It’s true! I am going to be a mummy!” she exclaimed on her official website Monday afternoon. Both Jessica and her fiancé, former pro football player Eric Johnson, who she began dating in May of last year, are reportedly thrilled to be expecting their first child. Can you say, “cart before the horse?” She told People.com back in November after Eric proposed, “I definitely see myself having a family with him, so that’s exciting to think about.” Jess and Eric’s bundle of joy won’t be the first grandchild for Joe and Tina Simpson, who became grandparents in November 2008 when their youngest daughter Ashlee and her ex-husband Pete Wentz gave birth to son Bronx.
To top things off, Jessica “gave birth to another baby of sorts” this week–she launched a new personalized skin care line called BeautyMint, the newest addition to her billion dollar empire. When you think about it, the endeavor makes perfect sense, particularly since the fashion mogul has had her own acne issues over the years. “It’s a project that’s very close to my heart, and we’ve been working on it for some time,” she noted. Say what you will, but girlfriend is having all her cake and eating it too. Here, she’s the epitome of a glam mommy-to-be carrying a fab animal print bag and donning oversized round shades. –rpuccia
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