Questions on how Jessica Simpson's second pregnancy will affect her deal with Weight Watchers have been answered. In a statement, the weight-loss company says the fiancee of Eric Johnson (II) will continue to be their spokesperson, but she will not continue her Weight Watchers diet during the pregnancy.
Fully supporting Jessica and her growing family, a rep for the company says that now that she's expecting another child, the singer "will not be following the program during the pregnancy while her weight and well-being are monitored by her obstetrician, as is recommended for any woman during pregnancy."
"After she gives birth, Jessica and her doctor will decide when she may resume following the Weight Watchers program," the rep continues. "We've seen first-hand that Jessica has a refreshed outlook on food, activity and the importance of developing healthy habits, which we hope will guide her through this next pregnancy and beyond."
"She has come a long way and we know her story and success will continue to inspire others," the publicist elaborates. "There have been no changes to our business agreement with Jessica. Jessica's successful weight loss prior to becoming pregnant will be featured in Weight Watchers' new 'Expect Amazing' advertising campaign, including a spot with her sharing the happy news."
The ad that includes announcement of her pregnancy features her saying to the camera, "I'm Jessica Simpson, and this year is all about new beginnings for me. I lost over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers, and did not have to be perfect to do it. Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing, because I'm having another baby. I feel like I'm on top of the world."
Jessica gave birth to her first child with Eric, a baby girl named Maxwell, in May this year. She was rumored expecting another child a few months later and confirmed it by posting a picture of her adorable little girl wearing a festive onesie and grinning to the camera with "Big Sis" written in front of her on the ground.
"Congrats to @JessicaSimpson, Eric and big-sister-to-be Maxwell! Your WW family is so thrilled for you. What an amazing year you've had!" Weight Watchers tweeted a congratulatory message, shutting down rumor that they're angry with her for being pregnant again.
Jessica is currently enjoying some downtime with Eric and their 7-month-old daughter in Hawaii for a Christmas break. She's recently spotted taking a stroll on the beach with her fiance while holding hands. They both went casual with her donning a loose-fitting top, shorts and a cowboy hat.