Jessica Simpson might not be able to top last year’s July 10 birthday: After all, she and husband Eric Johnson were on their honeymoon at the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort in Mexico! But on July 5, the mom of daughter Maxwell, 3, and son Ace, 2, whisked family and friends — including mom Tina and Astronaut Wives Club star Odette Annable — to St. Bart’s for a two-week bash to mark her 35th, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
“They’re going to a small resort,” the insider tells Us of the birthday girl. “She was with a huge group that flew all night to get there.”
The singer turned fashion mogul was thinking about going “on a vacation with a big group of friends" as recently as June, according to a close source, not long after her eponymous fashion label hit $1 billion in sales. (The Jessica Simpson Collection — which launched in 2005 and has more than 30 product categories, including footwear, accessories, swimwear, underwear, and a home goods line, in addition to clothing — is geared toward regular women, as opposed to high-fashion types, and is currently sold in department stores. As exclusively reported by Us last month, however, Simpson is planning to launch boutiques within the next year in cities such as Chicago and L.A.)
“Jessica was talking about planning a big trip for her 35th birthday party,” says the source.
For the star who lamented turning 30 because she thought she wasn’t where she thought she was supposed to be in her life, there’s clearly plenty to celebrate at 35. “I thought I had it figured out; I’m going to be this great pop star, be married, have babies,” Simpson has said about the 3-0 milestone. Now, of course, she has all of that — and more.
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