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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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76 Comments

# 1

F*cking finally.

# 2
speaktruth @ 05/01/2012 at 12:04 pm

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

# 3

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

# 4

Well definitely true Jared: http://www.jessicasimpson.com/

XOXO

# 5

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

# 7
pretty lady @ 05/01/2012 at 12:23 pm

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?

# 8

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

# 9

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

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

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

Finally! But congratulations to both of them

bobjustbob @ 05/01/2012 at 12:38 pm

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.

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.

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

safireskeye @ 05/01/2012 at 12:43 pm

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

safireskeye @ 05/01/2012 at 12:44 pm

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

FINALLY!!!!!!!! Congrats!

Congrats to Jessica and Eric! xoxo

ALELUYA!!!!!

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

KyelJordan @ 05/01/2012 at 12:51 pm

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

Finally!! Congrats

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.

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.

Congratulations Jessica and Eric!

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.

Finally!!! But congratulations to both of them.

finally! she gave birth to a 3 month old!

Gossipgirl @ 05/01/2012 at 1:30 pm

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

hoped she would name him Bart

safireskeye @ 05/01/2012 at 1:37 pm

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

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

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

LOL!

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

Cruizin596 @ 05/01/2012 at 2:16 pm

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 @ 05/01/2012 at 2:17 pm

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

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

Max sounds like fat and well like good

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 @ 05/01/2012 at 3:27 pm

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 !

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

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

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

Elizabeth @ 05/01/2012 at 6:23 pm

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

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

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 !
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It is worse than Sparrow, since Sparrow Madden is a boy.

Just somepoints @ 05/01/2012 at 9:45 pm

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.

How many days until she starts cashing in on that new baby? And then on her new figure, which she will get courtesy of plastic surgery, but claim that she got through diet and exercise??

@Just somepoints:

Actually Mowgli was for a Rudyard Kipling story from The Jungle Book. The syndrome was also named after this character. Both Ashley (is that her name?) and her then husband said that The Jungle Book was one of their favorites.

9 lb 13 oz… is 3 oz short of 10(TEN) lbs! Add 15 for amniotic. She gained 50. She went 2 weeks overdue. Can someone please cut this woman a break!

Maxwell is not worse than Morocco and Monroe, Bear, or Blue Ivy. Jessica said it was different but not that ‘out there’ and she was right. Maxwell is probably another family name same as Drew( her mother’s maiden name).

And at the end of the day, the woman just had a big baby! Be happy that she did it successfully and stop being so massively rude to a new mother!

Maxwell ! ????

Whycantipost @ 05/02/2012 at 2:41 am

Hope she didn’t do a natural birth.. Almost 10 pounds. Poor vahjayjay.

Jennica Panettiere @ 05/02/2012 at 3:33 am

@ROCKY: Are you shitting me? Naming a GIRL Maxwell is better than Natalie naming her son in honor of her Israeli heritage? Aleph isn’t even that bad. When he grows up, his friends will call him Al for short.

ive never wanted the arrival of someone else’s baby more in my life. good god she was pregnant as long as an elephant!!

@Jennica Panettiere: isnt aleph the first letter in the arabic alphabet??

Some of you must not of had babies–9llb 13ozs is a big bub,but NOT that BIG!! Jess will soon earn loads with exclusive first pics and the in-depth story of the birth,with all details since she has been so open with the details of the pregnancy!

Saw a rude joke about the sillly name Maxwell. Drew Maxwell would of been heaps better,but each to there own.

The Joke– Johnson is a nick-name for a mans privates put Max in front of it–You get Maxi D*CK. And kids can be so cruel,why send your kid out into the world with such baggage and then having to explain every time to people.

just heard on E! that she wasnt due for a few more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holllly eff!!!!

thought shed pick a “girly” name. maxwell seems very masculine.

Me Real kel! @ 05/02/2012 at 7:51 am

Um, ..Maxwell, yes? Good.lol, in case she gonna have only ONE child ..or maxwell was her favourite name.

Me Real kel! @ 05/02/2012 at 7:53 am

#23@kel: TROLL!!! TROLL!!!! BEWARE OF THIS TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennica Panettiere @ 05/02/2012 at 9:21 am

@tay: I think it also is in the Hebrew alphabet but I’m not Jewish so I’m not sure. But even if it isn’t, her kid is going to be raised American and so Aleph is not really that bad. I’ve just read it’s pronounced (AHH-LEF), I actually think that sounds nice.

It’s way better than naming your girl MAXWELL. Why not Maxine?

Seemed like she was pregger 4 14 months. Thank god the baby is finally here and Jessica can be the mommy she wnted to be!

I actually knew a female called Maxi, but it was short for MAXINE, not Maxwell which is definitely for me 100% a man’s name, it has no feminine ring to it at all. If she wanted a Maxi so bad but didn’t like Maxine why not just name her Maxi? I’d have found that more tolerable than Maxwell. Add to that the second name is Drew which is very unisex sounding, they could have at least given her one pretty name.

@Jennica Panettiere: Pretty sure Aleph, along with another recent celeb baby boy name, Astala, aren’t so much “crazy” names so much as old fashioned traditional jewish names which have fallen out of common use.

@Just somepoints:

Erica would have been cute, Eric and the last part of Jessi(ca) combined.

Her mother has good taste in names. Jessica Ann, and Ashlee Nicole. Too bad her daughters don’t.

@Belle: #59

9 lbs13 ozs, is HUGE That is NOT a normal size baby.

Julianna25 @ 05/02/2012 at 11:37 am

I wonder if she had gestational diabetes?
Any baby born over 9 lbs, it’s likely that the mom had it. Also the excess
Amniotic fluid she said she had- another sign of Gest Diabetes. She had better watch her wt- 60% of all moms with preg diab go in to get type 2 DM within 10 yrs….

Julianna25 @ 05/02/2012 at 11:39 am

Is it just me or does her bf look like a big loser? Does he do anything for a job except follow her around?

Laurenjen @ 05/02/2012 at 6:52 pm

THIS SOW DID NOT GIVE BIRTH TO A WILBUR

@Jennica Panettiere: who cares if her kid is going to be raised american??? you mean because he has an arabic name?? — never mind, i’m going 2 to ignore your racism ignorance.

Have to give it to this Eric Johnson guy. Guy has to do nothing except sit around and watch her blimb up. After this kid she is going to be a super meatball.

I think Maxwell sounds like a very sexy women name, however Jessica could have spelled it Maxwelle.

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