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Jessica Simpson talks about weight and Mayer

By Michael Bearak     Mar 3, 2010 in Entertainment
Jessica Simpson burst on the scene as a singer before going to TV with her ex-husband and then a roll in a movie keeping her in the spotlight. Now Simpson opens up to Oprah Winfrey about her life in the spotlight in 2009.
Jessica Simpson made an offbeat name for herself on the reality TV show with former husband Nick Lashey and an infamous can of tuna fish. People quickly categorized her as a dumb blond with a curvy figure. In 2009 her life hit the tabloids and media because of the weight she had gained and a tell all by former boyfriend, singer John Mayer.
After remaining quiet for a number of months she finally decided to come out and discuss everything that she heard and felt going through the rough year last year. 2009 began with her picture at a chili cook-off in what are considered "mom jeans" in January.
Simpson turned to Oprah Winfrey to discuss her life in the headlines for reasons other than music and acting. Simpson talked about being in an airport and going through security and a woman commenting that she wasn't that big. Simpson said of the moment, "I walk away from a moment like that thinking that people really think that I'm 245 pounds."
Simpson talked about how she couldn't get away from the onslaught of the media. Even when she laid down at night the things she heard and read in the media would run through her head. What Simpson came to realize and to understand was that, "I'm comfortable with me. I love my curves. I'm not ever going to be a size 0 and weigh 90 pounds." What she found was self-acceptance for her body and who she is and not what the media or anyone else said she should look like or weigh.
She also opened up about her relationship with singer John Mayer. Mayer did a tell all in Playboy describing Simpson as "sexual napalm." He compared it to a dependency, like a drug, of having to be with her. Simpson said that what he spouted off to Playboy was not the same John Mayer she dated and that she couldn't ready the whole article.
Simpson said about Mayer, "I don't resent him, but I'm just going to let that part of my life go."
In the end has come to realize that, "No one else can define beauty but me. Nobody's words, nobody's compliments, nobody's love -- it's all what I have within myself. I finally relaxed, and I don't care what people have to say about my weight. I think I look great."
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