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Jessica Simpson Opens Up About Motherhood: My Kids ‘Teach Me So Much About Life’ (Exclusive)

Jessica Simpson, Outstanding Mother Awards
Jessica Simpson attends the 2018 Outstanding Mother Awards at The Pierre Hotel on May 11, 2018 in New York City.JOHN NACION/

Jessica Simpson has so much to celebrate this Mother’s Day.

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“Being a mother is the best opportunity and challenge I’ve ever been blessed with in life,” the 37-year-old singer told Us Weekly exclusively at the 40th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards in NYC on Friday, May 11. She shares daughter Maxwell, 6, and son Ace, 4, with husband Eric Johnson.

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Simpson added that her little ones are already filling her with wisdom. “Right now my kids are in this amazing stage where I’m really listening to them without judgment and they’re teaching me so much,” she said. “These little innocent kids teach me so much about life.”

Johnson, 38, and Simpson, who tied the knot in 2014, have different approaches when it comes to raising their kids, the entertainer also noted to Us. “Eric is more the disciplinarian,” she said. “If my daughter asks for a dog, she gets one, and then Eric finds a way to make the dog not end up in the house.”

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The “I Think I’m in Love With You” songstress also revealed that she has passed down her musical gene on to her daughter. “She has a great voice,” she told Us, and said she would “absolutely” support Maxwell if she chooses to be a singer. “She’s pretty shy. Mom’s shy too, so you never know. You never know if you’re a born entertainer or not,” the actress added.

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