Jessica Simpson has discovered the sex of her first child but is yet to publically reveal the news. The singer, 31, is expecting a baby with her fiance Eric Johnson and the couple headed to the hospital to find out the gender today (December 5, 2011).
Speaking at the launch of her latest fashion collection in New York on Thursday, Jessica told US Weekly magazine, "I'm so excited!...We have a couple names picked out for [if it's a boy or a girl], but we're going to keep that private". When quizzed on why she wasn't waiting to find out the gender until the birth, the singer explained, "I like to plan things out.It'll be good to know what colors to make the nursery. I'm obsessed with thinking about what it's going to look like". The Fashion Star mentor revealed her pregnancy on Halloween 2011, and says the best thing about expecting is, "knowing that [Eric] and I created something inside of me is so crazy to think about. We love each other so much, and knowing that I love this baby inside of me is so amazing". Simpson is putting her first experience of being pregnant to good use - she will launch her own maternity clothing line with sister Ashley, according to the New York Daily News. Despite her own business prowess, Jessica says the idea was actually her mother's, saying, "My mother thought it would be great to combine both of our styles, both of our personalities".
Despite being recognised first and foremost as a singer, Jessica now sells everything from shoes, to jewellery, luggage and handbags. Her and Ashley's maternity line is slated to hit shelves around December 2012.