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Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl Maxwell!

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl Maxwell!

Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson are the proud parents of a daughter!

Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson,” the 31-year-old entertainer wrote on her website.

“We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!” the statement added.

The newborn weighed in at 9 lbs., 13 oz. Baby Maxwell reportedly got her middle name from her maternal grandmother, Tina Simpson, whose maiden name is Drew.

“I can’t wait for the day I can walk in heels again! My feet feel homesick!” Jess tweeted late last month. “I just woke up from a dream that I wore a leopard caftan in the hospital. Fabulous!! Now I need to find one!”

This is the first child for Jessica and Eric, who previously said they would tie the knot after the baby was born.

Congrats to the happy family!!!

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  • ck_always

    F*cking finally.

  • speaktruth

    About time! I was getting worried the baby was gonna eat her up if it lasted any longer in her lol

  • Kaylee

    Maxwell? For a GIRL?? Nicer than Maxine or something but hmmm not really as normal as she said it’d be.
    She said it would be obvious why she chose the name, anyone able to fill me in on why? Honestly I don’t know, Im not being sarcastic, just curious

  • EVEY

    Well definitely true Jared:


  • seeaaaa

    First off, finally, and congrats! Secondly, Maxwell?….

  • Maxwell 0_O

  • pretty lady

    Finally! Big baby girl. But- maxell for a girl? that is a horriblr name choice- sort of like a boynamed sue. A girl named maxwell? they could have justcalled her Frank or Tom or Bob or some other MALE name. Wait, are they gonna let her choose her own gender identity too?

  • Gven.

    Is she WELL??! Btw, isnt this name for a boy, or maybe it is a last name?

  • Courtney

    um the name is secondary as long as mother and child are healthy and in this case it’s to honor her dad who’s middle name is Maxwell there are plenty of names used for both girls and boys Ashley Carroll Joey & Marion among them grow up

  • Maggie

    9 lbs., 13 oz. ? What was the other 70 lbs.? And before someone says, ” you’ve never had a baby, I’ve had two.”

  • Delilah

    Wow, she seemed to be pregnant for ages.
    That’s a good news and a bad name…

  • Tom

    Finally! But congratulations to both of them

  • bobjustbob

    Surprised she did not give birth to a full size child considering how girnormous she was. Weird name for a girl yet she said it was not a strange one. Maybe in her pea-size pain it”s not. Guess she will be called Maxi for short, as in “Maxi Pad” LOL.

  • giddian

    I was sure she was having twins. Really irresponsible to gain that much weight. Drew is also Nick Lachay’s brothers name. You’d think shed have given her the middle name Tina.

  • Vivian

    Finally! Jess has been pregnant for like a year or something!

  • safireskeye

    1 baby?! Hospital?! I really expected this story to say “Jessica Gives Birth to Her Litter Under the Stairs!”

  • safireskeye

    Oh, and Maxwell Drew Johnson? Sounds like the name of a linebacker.

  • Marina

    FINALLY!!!!!!!! Congrats!

  • B

    Congrats to Jessica and Eric! xoxo

  • LOL


    I was kinda concerned about what she was gestating in her belly

  • KyelJordan

    @Kaylee: I was thinking the exact same thing. I thought she would’ve named her Daisy after her beloved dog that was killed.

  • Jude

    Finally!! Congrats

  • kel


  • kate

    Congratulations pretty lady and to your hubby to be , this is wonderful news and you have a womping size bundle of pink ,close to 10 pds , WOW!!she must be a chubby one with a cutie pie face.. The little girl next door to us is Maxie and i love the name on her. Her full name is Max Leigh Anne but you never hear anything other than Maxie..except .the children who play with her call her Max. It probably will be the same for Jess’s little girl. Have a wonderful life you deserve it.

  • Kari

    Hope she has constant help or that baby will end up in the dryer or forgotten on top of the car as she drives away.

  • Rachael


    YOU ASS!!

  • Susan

    Congratulations Jessica and Eric!

  • dadad

    wonder if she’ll be able to have a slim figure again


    WHOA! That’s a big baby. Congrats Jess and hubby-to-be. Love the name Maxwell. It’s better than that jerk of a name Natalie Portman gave her son.

  • dd

    Finally!!! But congratulations to both of them.

  • NYC chck

    finally! she gave birth to a 3 month old!

  • Gossipgirl

    That is one big baby! Congrats, Jess and family!

  • LT

    hoped she would name him Bart

  • safireskeye

    @Rachael: LOL, okay. It’s the internet…it’s not that serious.

  • Tom

    WAIT! I just got told it was a girl. I read Maxwell and presumed…

  • kimmi

    Maxwell Drew Johnson? Sounds like the name of a Linebacker.


  • annab

    Maxwell for a girl’s name sucks….there is no girl who would want to be called Maxwell.

  • Cruizin596

    I read that Maxwell is Eric’s middle name and the maiden name of his Grandmother. I like it. It is different, but it isn’t extremely odd. Especially since it is a family name. Here are some famous women who were gifted with men’s names – CAMERSON Diaz, GLENN Close, GENE Tierney, SEAN Young, STEVIE Nicks, DARYL Hannah, MICHAEL Learned, GEORGE Eliot, DREW Barrymore, REESE Witherspoon.

  • Butter_Fly

    Don’t care for the name but congrats anyway. 9lbs 13 oz. Did the kid walk out of the hospital?

  • blah

    congrats gurl, love you, but it was about time lol

  • sillyher

    Max sounds like fat and well like good

  • Mary H.

    I hope her and the baby are healthy. I’m not feeling the name but it’s not totally out there and it seems to have some sentimental value for the parents.

  • cherrie pie

    Sentimental value or not it’s a poor choice, it’s a boy’s name, this is almost as bad as Sparrow … more confused hollywood kids no doubt and thanks to the parents !

  • Elle

    I think her pregnancy hormones made her confused. Maxwell is a boy’s name..

  • Ina

    While I don’t get the name I am happy for them. And that’s a big baby, hope Jess is ok

  • Kel

    her fiance is such a doormat lol!! what is his job? wasn’t good enough to stay in the nfl???

  • Elizabeth

    congratz… but Mazwell it’s a boy’s name

  • jill

    When she gets a boy she will name him Jennifer, or Katie, or Nicole.

  • jill

    cherrie pie @ 05/01/2012 at 3:27 pm #43

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    Sentimental value or not it’s a poor choice, it’s a boy’s name, this is almost as bad as Sparrow … more confused hollywood kids no doubt and thanks to the parents !
    It is worse than Sparrow, since Sparrow Madden is a boy.

  • Just somepoints

    Maxi, ok. Her sister’s named her child after a Mowgli Syndrome. Look it up.
    Bronx Mowgli. Totally stupid to name your child after a mental/emotional syndrome.

    Bronson would have been cuter.

    Jessica’s, this would have better for boy. Sometim es unisex names work: Whintey, Sydney, Shawn, and sometimnes , they do not.
    Maxwell Drew.

    Drew would have been cuter since Drew Barrymore, lots girls are Drew. Still.

    After Bonehead no job ugly Johnson who just hit megalotto even with a prenup, with that seed Jessica just gve birth to,, he just got paid big time nd her family loathes Nick Lachey who they did wrong.
    Sorry for going there.Anyway.
    Ok, Erica Drew Johnson would have been cuter.

    Family name, yeah, we get where she was coming from.