It is jesse a mom thing – no kidding.
Jessica Simpson often has to tame her temper when it comes to her kids flying with the Kardashians to see artists like Katy Perry perform — mostly because her brood has yet to see their mother croon “irresistibly ” on the scene.
“They’ve never seen me do this,” Simpson, 42, said on the cover of Bustle’s July issue, referring to toddlers Maxwell, 11, Ace, 10, and Birdie Mae, 4, which she shares with husband Eric Johnson, 43.
While stunning in eye-catching couture for the piece, the “Take My Breath Away” singer candidly addressed her weight loss without Ozempic, a sorely missed opportunity to work with Beyoncé songwriters due to her battle with the alcoholism and the cover of her eponymous “Jessica Simpson’s fashion imprint” for over $54 million in 2021.
She also laughed casually at the recent flurry of viral vitriolic ex-husband Nick Lachey, 49, amassed on TikTok for slamming her in resurfaced clips from MTV’s reality series “Newlyweds,” which chronicled their brief marriage in the early 2000s.
But for Simpson, her daughter Maxwell’s enchantment with Perry singing “Fireworks” is no laughing matter.
“I have my daughter taking a private plane with North West to see Katy Perry in Vegas,” she said. “And inside I’m like, ‘She was supposed to see me first,'” the ’90s pop diva turned fashion mogul added.
Short-lived bouts of jealousy prompted the “These Boots Are Made For Walking” luminary to consider uprooting his family from their Hidden Hills, Calif. home to relaunch his vocal career in Nashville, Tennessee, endearingly dubbed ” the city of music. It was there that she went to work frequently for a month before being rushed to the emergency room with a torsion of the colon in June.
But before she becomes too warped by her child’s fascination with other hitmakers, Simpson says she often defends herself from taking drastic measures like moving or picking up a microphone.
“I’m like, ‘That’s not competitive, Jessica. Let your daughter enjoy Katy Perry,” she revealed of her soothing inner dialogue.
“But there are times that make me want to do it — so they see that color of me,” the singer continued.
And Simpson, who penned the 2020 memoir “Open Book,” wants her kids to see her on social media, too.
“How do I want to raise my daughters? the blonde remembered having recently wondered.
“I was going to post a picture because everyone is on my neck, [saying]”Jessica, you gotta post, Jessica, you gotta post,” she said.
“Then I’m going to post and I’m like, ‘Oh, but let’s go to FaceApp [first]“, Simpson admitted on her impulse to shoot her images to perfection before sharing them online. (She has already found herself on the commercial side of cyber savagery for posting unflattering frames on Instagram).
“I’m like, ‘Oh, that makes it a little better. Oh, that makes it a little better,” she continued, poking fun at editing her photos.
“What did this to me? What does it do to my daughter? Simpson wondered.
“What we do on social media is create this idea of what is beautiful and set up our lives artificially,” she scolded, adding, “to look good for who?”.
New York Post