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Jesscia Simpson gives birth to a baby girl

Last updated on: May 2, 2012 18:26 IST

Jesscia Simpson gives birth to a baby girl

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essica Simpson
gave birth to a baby girl named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

The 31-year-old star announced the happy news via a banner on her official website.

'Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson,' the Daily Mail quoted her as writing on her website.

'We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received. This is been the greatest experience of our lives,' the banner read.
 
This is Simpson's first child with her fiance, former football player Eric Johnson.

Maxwell weighed in at 9lbs 13oz, and apparently takes her middle name from Jessica's mother Tina, whose maiden name is Drew.

While Drew pays tribute to Jessica's side of the family, Maxwell is Eric's middle name.


Image: Jessica Simpson
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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'I committed to the end and wore my kitten heels,' she said.

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She said her feet are 'a lot rougher' since giving birth and that she now prefers flats, and husband, Jay-Z, approves.

'I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn't wear heels, but now that I have a child and I walk around holding her all day, I'm buying loafers and oxfords,' she said. '[Jay-Z] loves when I wear flat shoes, which is surprising -- he never saw me in flats!' she added.


Image: Beyonce
Photographs: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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Image: Sylvester Stallone as Rambo


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Image: Tom Cruise
Photographs: Reuters/Carlos Barria

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picture.


Image: Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers


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