Jessica Simpson posts bikini photo to celebrate losing 100 pounds for third time
Jessica Simpson is proud of her body!
The singer and fashion designer, 41, posted a bikini selfie on Thursday on instagramwhich represented a major personal milestone.
“I gained and lost 100lbs 3x so I never thought this moment could or would come, but I’m finally stepping out of spring wearing a BIKINI!!!!!!!!!” Simpson wrote in the caption.
She also celebrated her “hard work”, her “determination” and her “love of self”.
“I enjoyed a good shout of pride today,” she added.
The fashion designer and singer wore a paisley swimsuit from her own Jessica Simpson clothing collection, accessorized with ornate retro sunglasses and a pale pink hat.
Simpson has been open about her health and weight loss journey in recent years. In 2019, she revealed she lost 100 pounds after the birth of her third child, Birdie Mae. She and her husband, Eric Johnson, also have a daughter, Maxwell, 9, and a son, Ace, 8.
“6 months. 100 lbs lighter (Yes, I tipped the scales at 240 😜)” she wrote on Instagram in September 2019. “My first trip away from #BIRDIEMAE and emotional for many reasons, but so proud to feel like myself again. Even when it seemed impossible, I chose to work harder.
The mum-of-three was also candid about her struggles with body shame. She opened up to TODAY’s Hoda Kotb in 2020 about critics mocking her physique after a photo of her wearing high-waisted jeans went viral in 2009.
“This photo, which has been circulated around the world, broke my heart. Not necessarily the image, but the caption. Like, all legends,” she said, adding that she had been “taken down by the world.”
In her 2020 memoir, “Open Book,” the singer shared that she spent years battling her self-esteem, which she says contributed to her former alcohol addiction.
Simpson made the decision to get sober in 2017, and since then she said she’s become more confident in all areas of her life, including how she views weight and body image issues.
In fact, during a visit to TODAY last year, she confirmed that she threw away her scale and makes a point of not weighing herself regularly.
“I have no idea what my weight is. I just want to feel good and be able to zip up my pants. Otherwise I have another size. I have all sizes,” she said.
“I really tried my best not to let that define me.”