Jessica Simpson celebrates losing 100 pounds after giving birth: ‘Yes, I tipped the scales at 240’

Words: Erin Donnelly

During her latest pregnancy, Jessica Simpson documented her swollen ankles and exposed baby bump.

Now, six months after giving birth to daughter Birdie Mae, the mum of three is celebrating a 100-pound weight loss.

The 39-year-old proudly shared a photo of her slim post-baby body with her Instagram followers on Tuesday, revealing that she’s shed 100 pounds since welcoming her baby girl.

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The former reality star also told fans that she had “tipped the scales” at 240 pounds during her pregnancy.

Simpson said she is “so proud to feel like myself again,” adding, “Even when it felt impossible, I chose to work harder.” She did not divulge her diet or workout routine, although she has been a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers in the past.

The former pop star’s big reveal has been met with praise from the likes of January Jones, brother-in-law Evan Ross, and Katie Couric, who said she looked “amazing.” Fans are also showing support.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11:  Fashion Icon Award Honoree Jessica Simpson attends the 25th Annual QVC "FFANY Shoes on Sale" Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 11, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)
Simpson, pictured during her pregnancy last October, says her weight hit 240 pounds. (Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images)

“Love your honesty,” one wrote. “You’re such a positive role model for mamas and women!”

“The way you are able to snap back after pregnancy is just amazing,” read another comment. “Congratulations to you on the hard work.”

“You look amazing — but you always have regardless of your size!” a follower added. “Way to work hard and take care of yourself.”

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Simpson has been praised in the past for her honest take on pregnancy and motherhood. Earlier this year, two weeks after the singer and fashionista welcomed her third child, Birdie, she shared a relatable breast milk photo after a pumping session, of a bottle filled beyond its 150ml mark.

She wrote, “This is what success feels like” alongside a cow emoji. The relatable image sparked a wealth of positive responses from sympathetic mothers.