Jessica Simpson Weighs In With Glamour
Fresh from her split with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson turns up on the September issue of Glamour magazine to dish about, among other things, her lifelong struggle with her weight and a negative body image.
“When I was young, I would look at magazines and feel a lot of pressure,” Simpson recalls. “As a child of 12, I would write things in my journal like, ‘I’m lying here and all I can think about is that my stomach is hanging over my underwear.’ That disturbs me even today! I was always disconnected from myself; there was this idea of perfection I couldn’t ever get to. But all women struggle with insecurity, and we all have something we don’t like about ourselves.”
Simpson continues, “It’s not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe about beauty. I’ve been through it myself and understand the pressures. We’re all facing the same struggles together, whether you’re a celebrity or not.”
Maybe so, but few women have had the sort of high-profile battle of the bulge that Simpson has. Though after her latest breakup, Jess seems determined to slim back down and is even rumored to currently be on something called a “revenge diet.”
Interesting, though, that Simpson would complain about magazines focusing on women’s weight—while talking to a magazine about her weight.
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