Motherhood reality check
Simpson is a new mum. Simpson (pictured) gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles this week, says publicist Lauren Auslander. Maxwell weighed 9 lbs 13 ounces (4.45 kg). It’s the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL player. ‘‘We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received,’’ Simpson says in a statement on her website. ‘‘This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!’’ Entertainer Simpson was one of the first stars to climb aboard the reality television train when she and her ex-husband Nick Lachey appeared in two series of the reality TV hit Newlyweds. She appeared in the films The Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, Blonde Ambition, The Love Guru and Major Movie Star and helmed and executive produced her most recent TV seriesthe Price of Beauty.