Jessica Simpson has finally confirmed Hollywood's worst kept secret and announced she is pregnant with her first child. Following months of speculation, the 31-year-old singer tweeted a photograph of herself on Monday (31st October 2011), revealing the news with a fitting spooky twist.
Although various 'insiders' confirmed the pregnancy months ago, it appears Simpson was simply holding out for Halloween and not the multi-million dollar magazine deal that many reported. Delighting her fans on Twitter, the singer uploaded a photograph of herself dressed as a mummy, holding her baby bump - the caption read, "It's true. I am going to be mummy". It will be the first child for Jessica and her fiance, the former New Orleans Saints star Eric Johnson. The couple announced their engagement last year, but cooled plans for a 2011 wedding, with rumours swirling she had fallen pregnant. The songstress, whose fashion range recently turned over a reported $1 billion, had been photographed numerous times with a bulging baby bump but nevertheless chose not to confirm she was expecting.
The pregnancy doesn't appear to be slowing Simpson down however - she's signed on to mentor on the forthcoming NBC reality show 'Fashion Star', alongside Nicole Richie, according to the Associated Press.