Jessica Simpson “Gaining Weight” in Post-Pregnancy “Diet Disaster”?

Truth rating: 1

By Daniel Gates


Jessica Simpson is in the midst of a “Diet Disaster” and “can’t stop gaining weight,” screams Star magazine on its new cover. According to the tabloid, in the two months since giving birth to daughter Maxwell Drew, Simpson has actually put on pounds and has now “reached a breaking point.”

Star reports that the “Fashion Star” personality is “traumatized by her surplus size,” especially given her $4 million deal with Weight Watchers to shed 70 pounds within a year.

A so-called “friend” tells the mag, “Jess ate her way through the pregnancy, gorging on all her favorite junk foods. She just assumed, wrongly, she now realizes, that the weight would peel off. But it’s not happening. She is freaking out.”

One “insider” says that Simpson was so upset after seeing her weight shoot up 15 pounds, she “picked up the scale and threw it against the wall.” Star’s sources say Simpson is “having trouble committing” to her diet and workout routine, and finds the whole experience “exhausting — and ineffective.” Allegedly compounding the problem is Simpson’s supposed “serious case of post-baby blues” and fear that fiancé Eric Johnson “may leave her” if she doesn’t get into shape soon.

The magazine portrays Simpson as completely out of sorts. “Jess is lost in her own world right now,” claims a Star source. “She zones out for hours, watching cheesy reality TV and going to weight-loss chat forums on the Internet, trolling for support.”

If anyone is “trolling,” it’s Star. The tabloid has been beating this drum for weeks, badgering Simpson about her weight while botching its reporting about her post-baby life, including a fabrication about her mom moving in and butting heads with Johnson. This new weight “crisis” is just more of the same sensationalism. A source close to Simpson flatly tells Gossip Cop it’s “not true.”

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