The Measure Of Jessica
Looking her curviest ever? That means it must be love for Jessica Simpson, who credits her American football player boyfriend Tony Romo, with having “saved” her.
But it’s not just the smile on her face that shows the world how Jess is feeling. The country singer’s fluctuating weight is a surefire indicator of where the 28-year-old is in her life.
Ahlan! reveals how Jess’s waist measurement always directly measures her happiness…
Singing success size 14
Before her movie star aspirations saw her turned into a Hollywood joke, Jess was a hugely successful singer in the States, with a host of Top 10 hits and a double-platinum album, Sweet Kisses. And the star’s figure at the time shows just how happy she was with her success. And it was around this time that Jess met future hubby Nick Lachey, when she toured with his then-band, 98 Degrees.
Movie nerves size 2
Jess’s first forays into acting in 2005’s The Dukes Of Hazzard saw her drop over 14 kilos in order to fit into the bikini and hotpants she wore as Daisy Duke. At the time, nervy Jess revealed, “I tried Atkins, but felt like I was depriving myself.” And admitted, “I was so nervous! It’s like you’re walking about as a hopeful movie star.”
Marriage problems size 4
Having regained a few kilos after playing Daisy Duke, Jess found herself embroiled in fresh controversy over allegations she had an affair with her married Dukes co-star Johnny Knoxville during filming, after relations between her and Nick became strained.
Johnny denied the rumours, saying, “People are making these stories up and putting them in the papers.” But he later separated from his wife, then 10 months later Jessica split from Nick.
Curvy and ‘saved’ size 14
Jess has seen her weight shoot up over the past year, but this time, her nerves about her tour and career reincarnation as a country singer have had the opposite effect.
“I’m a nervous eater and this tour has made me a wreck,” she admitted. But it’s her man, Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, who pals credit with Jess’s newfound love of her curves – “Tony is the first to boost Jess about her body,” spilled a friend. “Jessica admits she has packed on a few pounds, but she doesn’t care. She is loving life and isn’t trying to be Daisy Duke.”