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Jessica Simpson recently opened up while speaking to Access Hollywood about the public scrutiny she has received on multiple occasions regarding her weight. The singer and actress admitted that her children are confused why the media is so interested in her weight fluctuation. "My kids see me being still scrutinized, and it's very confusing to them. Because they're like, ‘I don’t even understand this … Why don't they just say you look pretty, mommy? You look pretty!'" She added, "And I'm like, ‘Honey, like, I really don’t' – I wish I could explain it, I wish I could say for me, that it's gotten better, but it still remains the same, and I don't know why."

Simpson, who has stepped away from singing and acting to focus on her clothing line, says that her fluctuating weight has actually benefitted her business and has positively impacted how she decides the style and size of her clothes. "It's OK because honestly for the Jessica Simpson collection, it's been a beautiful thing, ‘cause I have been every size. I do understand every body and every woman and their mentality and how deserving they are of fashion and style. And it’s just such a natural thing for me," she admitted. "I tell my kids, ‘How you feel about yourself, is how you should feel … You don't dress for anybody else, you don't try to look like anybody else.' I mean, somebody can inspire something, but truly, like you don't have to be like any other size." Simpson tied the knot with former NFL player Eric Johnson in 2014 and now share three children together: Maxwell Drew 11, Ace Knute, 10, and Birdie Mae, 4. Simpson opened up about her daughter Maxwell and spoke how she tries to build her children's confidence in any situation. "Maxwell's the tallest in her grade," Simpson shared. "She's like ‘Should I be insecure?’ I was like, ‘The fact that you’re asking me if you should be insecure means absolutely not. You're comfortable. You stay comfortable. You be you.'" Simpson also shared how she tries to be a role model for her kids and how she tries to create an environment for them to be confident in themselves. "I try to not complain about myself in front of them. I try to not diet. I try to not do any of that stuff. They just see me living a healthy lifestyle, that's why I quit drinking … I was like, OK, they're going to pick up on everything I do, so I got to be a good role model. If I can be that for the world, I gotta be that for my kids."

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