In a new interview with People, Jessica Simpson opens up about the joys and struggles of motherhood.
“Motherhood is the best thing I’ve ever experienced – and the most challenging,” the mom of 8-month-old daughter Maxwell tells.
The Fashion Star mentor who announced on Christmas Day that she and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting their second child, admits that it is challenging to balance her career with her personal life.
“On some of the days of Fashion Star, I’m awake before [my daughter Maxwell] is awake, and I’m not home until she’s already back to sleep,” she explains. “That’s only happened about four times, but it makes the day awful. I definitely need to see my baby.”
“I get really sad if I don’t get to see her,” she continues. “And then when Maxwell sees me, she just stares at me and touches my face. I can tell she missed me. That breaks my heart. Although Simpson adds that she and Johnson, “feel like we’ve done such a good job” parenting thus far.
The singer also gushes about her partner’s parenting skills.
“It is the sexiest thing in the world to watch how he handles [Maxwell]. We’re both learning together, but it’s fun because we both get to grow in our relationship together.”
Motherhood has made Simpson also realize how protective she is.
“There are little things that you kind of obsess over. I never knew how protective I was until I had my own child. I’m already thinking about intruders coming into the house and what our escape route would be.”