Now that Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have all given birth this summer—to beautiful, healthy babies, no less—we can all exhale big sighs of relief.
But during the baby bump extravaganza of 2013, the media blitz wasn’t the most comfortable to get through…just ask any of the three ladies.
Jessica jumped to Kim’s defense on the intense coverage of their celebrity pregnancies over the past nine months.
“I felt for Kim,” Jessica said to Us Weekly. “I knew exactly what she was going through. I send a lot of love her way, and I know she’ll come back with a bang.
“I will never understand why people give pregnant women such a hard time,” Jessica added. “We are creating a human life. I think we get every excuse in the world to eat a doughnut!"
That's right, Jessica. You can have your Krispy Kreme and eat it too!
There are echoes of Jessica’s sentiments in a letter that Kim's protective younger sister Khloe wrote on her blog concerning the issue of pregnant body criticism.
“I find it disturbing that society loves to critique a woman’s shape,” Khloe wrote. “That is low in and of itself, but I cannot tolerate one more vicious attack on my sister!”
Jessica felt she could relate to Kim, telling Us, “I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight. I have really big boobs, I have my curves and I just gain weight. I can’t help it…It’s okay to gain weight, and it will always come off.”