After avoiding questions about her weight gain and possible pregnancy for weeks, Jessica Simpson now claims in a new interview that she is "open about my weight."
In an interview in the December issue of Lucky magazine, the 31-year-old said: "I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding."
"Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you. Everybody fluctuates, but I’m open about my weight and I’m still confident. I didn’t cry about it too much."
Jessica was written about regarding her fluctuating weight back in 2009 when she appeared on stage dressed in 'mom jeans.'
She took the good-natured ribbing personally and appeared in several magazine articles as a victim: "‘Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder."
In her new interview with Lucky, Jessica also revealed that she hadn't yet made any wedding plans or "tried on" a wedding dress.
"When I got engaged, everyone thought I would get married immediately, but I have not put a single dress on, and by the time this comes out I will not be married! We’re just enjoying being engaged right now - and that’s honest."
The former singer is reportedly looking for a home in New York City now that she spends so much time there working on her fashion lines: "If it has my name on it, I want my stamp of approval to be on it I want to keep my customers coming back."
"So it’s going to be important to me in these next years to stay focused on the collection. I love that I can dream about paisley, and then two months later, someone’s wearing it. I’m basically styling America."