Jessica Simpson famously struggled to shed her baby weight after piling on 60 lbs while pregnant with her first child, baby Maxwell.
And despite gaining half that amount the second time around, Jessica Simpson is apparently having just as much of a battle with the bulge.
According to reports, Jessica Simpson “feels really, really frustrated” with her weight loss post-pregnancy.
A source told OK! Magazine that slimming down “has been really difficult this time around” and added that the singer turned Fashion Star mentor “would just rather play with her kids than work out”.
“She feels really guilty whenever she leaves them,” the insider explained.
Jessica Simpson, 33, gave birth to son Ace Knute on June 30, just 14 months after welcoming her daughter Maxwell Drew into the world.
And her fiancé Eric Johnson has apparently been very supportive about her taking a slower approach than many celebrity mothers, who result to drastic measures to lose the weight quickly.
“He tells her to stop putting so much pressure on herself,” the source said.
“He says that they can work out together, cook together, and the weight will drop right off.”
The insider added that the retired NFL tight end “is so happy with his family” and “doesn’t care about the weight as much as Jessica does”.
Jessica Simpson also has support in the form of her trainer Harley Pasternak, who according to reports is encouraging her to shed the excess pounds slowly but surely.
Harley Pasternak “reminds her it took her a long time to put on the weight – she had two back-to-back pregnancies,” the source said.