Singer Jessica Simpson struggled with the comments people made about her weight. While speaking with People, Simpson recalls being hurt by seeing headlines that called her out for being overweight and pointed out how words can hurt you.

“I don’t think people always realized that there was a human being, a beating heart and working eyes with actual feelings behind those headlines and that words can hurt and stay with you for a lifetime,”  

The actress released new diary entries in the paperback version of her memoir Open Book which revealed her feelings over the unjust scrutiny she faced for wearing her infamous “mom jeans” in 2009.

“Today my heart breaks because people says I’m fat. “Why does the cruel opinion of this world get to me?”

Simpson also admitted that she was cruel to herself even about her weight.

“Last week I read back to my journals from 1999 and I beat myself up about how fat I [was] before I even gave the world a chance to . . . ”

Simpson also acknowledged that she has a long way to go in terms of self-criticism.

“I believe in my heart that a healthy body and a sound mind-body connection are what’s truly important and help me accept imperfections as beauty.”

We are happy to see Jessica Simpson’s beautiful journey of self-acceptance and wish nothing but the best for her.

Teresa Williams

Lover of books, English TV shows, food enthusiast and everything pop culture.

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