Why Jessica Simpson Didn't Show Friends Pics of Her Holding Daughter Birdie

Jessica Simpson opened up about the insecurities that previously kept her from sharing family photos — read for more details

Embarrassed of her eczema. Jessica Simpson explained why she chose not to show off photos with her newborn daughter, Birdie, after the little one’s March 2019 arrival.

“I’ve dealt with eczema since I was a kid, but after having my daughter Birdie, I had such bad flare-ups,” the Open Book author, 40, told Shape on Tuesday, January 12. “I wouldn’t even show the pictures of me holding her to my friends.”

Jessica Simpson Didnt Show Friends Pics Holding Daughter Birdie Due to Eczema Flare-Up
Jessica Simpson and Birdie Courtesy Jessica Simpson/Instagram

When the actress welcomed her and Eric Johnson‘s youngest child, she first posted photos of Birdie with her older siblings, Maxwell, 8, and Ace, 7. The singer didn’t pose with the infant until sharing an Easter family photo the following month.

In addition to Eucrisa topical treatment, the Texas native has since been keeping her eczema at bay with at-home efforts. “During this [coronavirus] pandemic, I’ve gone down a skincare rabbit hole, and I’ve been using a red-light therapy mask,” Simpson told the magazine on Tuesday. “I’m obsessed with doing red-light therapy treatments at home. I place the anti-inflammatory device everywhere on my body, including my scalp, stomach and boobs. I have fewer wrinkles at 40 than I did at 38!”

The fashion designer added that she has been using these methods of self-care to stay sane amid the COVID-19 spread, noting, “Otherwise, I take it one day and one moment at a time. There’s power in knowing I made it through.”

The Newlyweds alum also finds a lot of joy in her three children’s laughter. “When I hear my kids cackle, it’s the most healing sound,” Simpson added. “It’s contagious. My whole family starts giggling together, and it’s like some form of happy laughing therapy. … Family is everything to me. More than anything, I want to teach them morals and values and to keep them safe but not afraid.”

She and Johnson, 41, have been together for 10 years, and the former reality star penned a sweet birthday tribute for him in September 2020.

“Oh, how I love you!!! When I was in my mommy’s belly God formed me and placed you in my heart,” Simpson wrote via Instagram at the time. “It took me 29yrs to discover my soulmate and colliding with your heart was our spiritual destiny. You are the human that all should aspire to be. A force of transformative inspiration to all that know and love you and are lucky enough to have you love them back. Thank God ERIC JOHNSON was born this day 41yrs ago! Happy Birthday hubba hubba hubby of mine!!!”

The former professional football player commented, “Wow! You are ridiculous, babe. I love you, Jess. I feel the love and support from you and the kids.”

This story originally appeared on: US Magazine - Author:Riley Cardoza

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