If you pass news stands this week, stand in the checkout aisle of a grocery store or browse any airport kiosk in America, you’ll see Jessica Simpson’s glowing face on the cover of Us Weekly. And if you dare to pick up Us Weekly and actually read the article, you’ll be delighted to find out that Jessica Simpson just loves her new baby daughter Maxwell.
In the article, she says, “”I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced.”
And that’s great and wonderful and completely expected, right? Didn’t we all think that Jessica Simpson would love her child? Longest pregnancy in the history of celebritiy pregnancies aside, I think we all figured she would like her own kid.
But I guess US Weekly thought differently. Otherwise they wouldn’t have thought this interview worthy of being a cover story. I eagerly anticipate the day a celebrity gets on the cover of a magazine after giving birth and says, “meh, so far I’m not sure if it was worth it” or “She’s alright, but I wish her father loved her more, you know? He just doesn’t seem all that interested.”
Because that’s an actual newsworthy cover story that would grab my attention and that’s an article I would like to read. Celebrity parents who openly hate their offspring is right up there on my dream reading list next to the autobiography of Suri Cruise and a pyschotherapist’s analysis of Teresa Giudice. Those three items combined with be my very own version of Eat, Pray, Love.
I’m tired of all these non-announcements about new celebrity moms loving their children. Well, duh! With exceptions like postpartum depression, I think all new parents love their kids. It’s the obvious reaction to having a child. Well, for everyone except Us Weekly.