Jessica Simpson is speaking out amid concern for her well-being.
The singer and fashion mogul’s Pottery Barn Kids ad went viral last week, not for her daughter Birdie’s cute bedroom, but because fans expressed concern in the comments about her speech and appearance. Simpson made another video about “stubborn hatred” and said she had been sober for five years.
“Even though I’ve learned to block out destructive noise…people’s comments and judgments can still hurt deeply with their relentless ‘you’ll never be good enough,'” she wrote. “The most important thing I’ve learned in the past 5 years without alcohol being a lifeline for escape is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through this.”
Simpson said: “I feel compassion for the stubborn hatred that some people can so easily express with such intensity on social media or in media in general. We all have our days to want to be, to watch, to do and to ourselves. feel better. No one is alone with this feeling I can promise you.”
She said she woke up “anxious and insecure, but also angry and defensive”. So she connected to herself through song in her studio (singing, “I’m more than my body, I’m more than my wealth…”) and shared her raw performance.
Simpson – who called herself “stable and strong” – ended her post with a “bit of advice” to her fans to follow their dreams and not let themselves down. She said it worked for her in her life in the spotlight.
“Nothing and no one will deprive me of my joy,” she concluded. “You could get close to it but it’s mine to own. Yours should be too.”
Late last week, Simpson shared the ad and she was inundated with comments. Many seemed to express genuine concern for Simpson, noting that she looked “frail” amid her weight loss. Others wrote about his elocution.
The worry continues after the new video. One person wrote, “Just hope you’re okay.”
In January 2020, Simpson went public with her addiction to pills and alcohol. She said she “killed herself” by drinking, starting early each morning, before getting sober in 2017 after blacking out at her family’s Halloween party. She detailed her addiction in her memoir, open book, This year, including being drunk at an infamous Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance. She has also written about body struggles, including undergoing a tummy tuck (including a risky one) after having her first two children. Since giving birth to Birdie, her youngest with husband Eric Johnson, she has lost 100 pounds (for the third time), citing small, safe lifestyle changes.
open book is the inspiration for a newly completed TV pilot starring John Stamos and Katelyn Tarver. Simpson shared a photo with the couple on set of the Amazon Freevee project, which talks about a fading pop star (Tarver) and singer-songwriter (Stamos). Simpson said the project, a reimagining of the story of her own life, was a “week of pure magic”, adding: “Going back in time to self-discovery at 25 has moments of emotional vulnerability. intense. Hot dang I knew next to nothing ‘long ago, but I was ready for discovery even inside my shyness and innocence.”
Simpson serves as an executive producer on the TV project while juggling running her billion-dollar fashion empire, Jessica Simpson Lifestyle Brand, which she recently acquired.
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