Like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Demi Moore before her, Jessica Simpson is the latest female superstar to grace the cover of a fashion magazine nude and pregnant.
The blond reality star/ singer dons nothing more than blinging cocktail rings and dazzling earrings for the cover of Elle. (An alternate cover features her in a clinging red dress.) And while the big headline might be that Simpson is baring all for the magazine, she also opens up that she and her fiancé, Eric Johnson
, are expecting a girl.
“I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” the fashion mogul and “Fashion Star” judge says in the April issue. “Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this athletic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.”
The former MTV starlet, who announced her pregnancy on Halloween 2011 after much speculation, shared the moment she knew she was expecting. “We were goin’ to have an all-day drinking binge,” Simpson said. “Gonna ride our bikes, hang out … do naughty things. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?”
As for a baby name, she explains the parents-to-be have one picked out and that it’s not going to follow the celebrity trend of odd names. “It’s nothing shocking and nothing you’ll have to add to the dictionary,” she said. “Still, when people hear it, they’ll know … why.”
This is the first child for Simpson and her former football player fiancé, who also appears in the magazine with her, kissing her baby bump.
In related news, Simpson’s ex husband, Nick Lachey, announced this week that he and his wife, one-time MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo, are also expecting their first baby together.
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