released earlier today by Jessica Simpson on her website
confirms that she had successfully delivered her baby girl today.
Her posting stated,
"Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby Maxwell Drew Johnson 9 lbs. 13 oz. 21 3/4 inches… We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!"
Simpson and Johnson chose the middle name "Drew" because it is the maiden name of Jessica's maternal grandmother, Tina Simpson. A source close to Simpson confirms that mom and baby are both doing fine.
Jessica Simpson, 31, and Eric Johnson, 32, began dating in May 2010 and got engaged six months later. They have not yet set a date for the wedding, but they had previously planned on holding off on their wedding until after the baby arrived.
Simpson was previously
married to 98 Degrees singer, Nick Lachey, from 2002 until 2005, then later dated NFL quarterback Tony Romo from 2007 until 2009.