Jessica Simpson: I’ll Raise Maxwell the Way My Parents Raised Me

Jessica Simpson on September 11, 2012 in New York City. Ben King/

She's already a singer, actress, fashion mogul and reality show mentor. Now Jessica Simpson has her sights set on primetime.

"I think doing a sitcom is something I really want to do," Simpson, 32, tells iVillage in a new interview about her career goals. "[I would] be able to be with my daughter every day on set."

The pop star, who welcomed baby Maxwell May 1 (with fiance Eric Johnson), says she can't wait to encourage her little girl to follow whatever it is that speaks to her.

"I'm going to let Maxwell do what she wants to do," Simpson says. "I mean, I'm definitely going to parent her the way my parents parented me . . . [but] when I was young, I was like, 'This is what I want to do,' and they supported me, and I was doing it by the time I was fourteen years old."

Adds the Jessica Simpson Collection founder, "I think it's important to encourage from a young age that whatever you're passionate about — go for it!"

Simpson says that she and Johnson have been so focused on their bundle of joy and her future, that they have yet to sit down and focus on plans for their wedding. Still, the Fashion Star judge has a clear vision of the type of celebration she's aiming for.

"I know it's going to be a perfect wedding, and . . . I mean, I say that, and it could not be . . . we really haven't planned it," she confesses. "But I see it being definitely a destination thing and everyone celebrating and being able to dress up and having all of my bridesmaids looking beautiful in whatever designer they want to wear."

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