Jessica Simpson stopped by “The Tonight Show” not only to promote her hosting gig on NBC’s “Fashion Star,” but also to open up about impending motherhood .
“It doesn’t feel like I have a lot of time,” she replied when Jay Leno
asked when she expects to give birth. “Labor is really going to hurt. I
have so much respect for my mom and all the women across the world.
This is a tough thing here, and I’m wearing six-inch heels today. It’s
a lot of weight to carry on six inches.”
While Simpson was already engaged to fiancé Eric Johnson
, she was still pretty
surprised to find out she was going to be a mom.
“I was [surprised to find out I was pregnant]. We weren’t trying, but
we were practicing, and not safely practicing. I freaked out I was so
excited,” she recalled. “Eric … was completely shocked. He had no
idea I was taking a pregnancy test. He cried.”
The pregnancy means that their wedding won’t happen for a while longer.
“I want him to be my husband so bad. I do still want to wear the pretty gown and everything, and I have to wait till after the baby. Now she’ll just be in the wedding,” she said.
The conversation, of course, did turn to Simpson’s nude Elle magazine cover
, which paid homage to Demi Moore’s similar shot for Vanity Fair in 1991. “I shot that a couple months ago. I don’t quite look like that
right now,” the extremely pregnant singer said with a laugh. “I’m glad
I did that a couple months ago. … I can’t believe [the Moore cover]
was 20 years ago. I don’t think I saw it when I was ten-ish, but I
think through the years I saw the iconic pregnant shot. I wanted to do
it. Elle didn’t even ask me if I wanted to do it. I just always
had the idea in my mind that I would do it.
“I don’t think [my dad] would have recommended it. No, it was a private set,” she continued. “I don’t even know if I told him. Maybe my
publicist did, but my pub is one of my really, really good friends. I
just said I wanted to do it and we don’t have to tell anybody about it
so everybody’s pretty shocked about it. I haven’t had a conversation
with him about it. He is backstage so it makes for an awkward