Jessica Simpson may be losing the weight, but she hasn't lost any attraction to the sexy father of her kids. The 33-year-old mom to daughter Maxwell and son Ace couldn't help but gush about her fiance Eric Johnson in a recent interview.
"I've learned that sometimes love is not enough. You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it's not necessarily enough," Simpson tells Redbook in its February issue, where she shows off her stunning post-baby body and goofs off in gorgeous black and white shots. "I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating even when it¹s the last thing you want to do."
She added: "I have to admit, it doesn't hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I've ever seen and he looks amazing naked!"
Although Simpson and the 34-year-old former NFL player's main focus has been Maxwell, 19 months, and Ace, 6 months, the singer and Weight Watchers spokeswoman also has focused her time on dropping the baby weight -- and not paying attention to critics.
"I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they're pregnant. It's ridiculous and unfair," she said of getting attacked for her weight. "I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she's healthy. I wasn't going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life."
But that doesn't mean she's soon to forget a past backlash. "What's so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now," she recalled of the infamous high-waisted blue jeans debacle of 2009. (At the time, Simpson wore mom jeans with a black top and leopard-print belt during a performance at the KISS County Chili Cook Off in Florida.) "What's more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans…what woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?"