Jessica Simpson admits she ‘panicked’ before she turned 40

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Jessica Simpson says she panicked before she turned 40 this summer.

During a conversation on SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle show this week, the fashion designer opened up about her sobriety journey, after quitting alcohol in 2017, and how she transformed her life by working without relaxes to his personal improvement.

“I panicked two months before I was 40, not knowing that age would even mean anything to me, but then it’s like 41, 42…. The mother of three said she turned 40 in July.

‘I take it slowly’: Jessica Simpson admits she panicked before she turned 40 as she discussed her sobriety journey in new interview

“I never calculated my age until now…. I take it slowly, ”she laughs.

On her birthday this year, Jessica marked turning the big 4-0 by fitting into a pair of True Religion jeans that she’s had owned for 14 years and snapped a mirror selfie to show that he was on her. was still going.

“It was a really hit and miss thing, because I didn’t put on jeans the whole time, I was sweaty.

“I just think I’m someone who reminds me, I have so many memories, I’m tragically romantic like that about myself… .. Thank God I published a memoir when I was 40 because otherwise would have been 800 pages if I waited any longer.

Simpson also reflected on the response to her Open Book memoir, released in January, in which she talks about quitting drinking three years ago.

'Hello 40': On her birthday this year, Jessica marked her big 4-0 move by dressing in True Religion jeans she has owned for 14 years

“Hello 40”: On her birthday this year, Jessica marked the transition from the big 4-0 by dressing in True Religion jeans that she has had for 14 years

The fashion designer opened up about her sobriety journey and how her life was transformed during a conversation about SiriusXM's Jess Cagle show.

The fashion designer opened up about her sobriety journey and how her life was transformed during a conversation about SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle show.

“I wanted to understand myself because I didn't even realize how much I was drinking and how much I was repressing.  Simpson said he decided to quit drinking in 2017

“I wanted to understand myself because I didn’t even realize how much I was drinking and how much I was repressing. Simpson said he decided to quit drinking in 2017

“I made a huge change in my life…. I was at that point in my life where my kids were growing up and they were watching every move I made. I just really wanted clarity. I wanted to understand myself because I didn’t even realize how much I was drinking and how much I was repressing.

“I thought it made me brave, I thought it made me confident and it was actually the opposite, it silenced me…. It’s been almost three years which is crazy, I mean it’s pretty, it’s awesome.

The star proudly revealed that she was not tempted to drink during the pandemic and that husband Eric Johnson, 40, has also quit drinking.

“People are like” you don’t wanna drink during this pandemic, oh my god your kids don’t drive you crazy. I’m like no, I don’t want to drink like I didn’t want to, I feel like this is a great blessing. Once I surrendered and let it go, I never looked back and my husband did with me so that support was amazing.

Confronting her fears, seeking therapy, and more recently journaling every morning, Simpson said she feels empowered to go through the other side.

The star proudly revealed that she was not tempted to drink during the pandemic and that husband Eric Johnson, 40, has also quit drinking.

The star proudly revealed that she was not tempted to drink during the pandemic and that husband Eric Johnson, 40, has also quit drinking.

Support Spouse: “Once I surrendered and let it go, I never looked back and my husband did with me so that support was amazing.  Jessica opened up about quitting alcohol and how her husband Eric Johnson helped

Support Spouse: “Once I surrendered and let it go, I never looked back and my husband did with me so that support was amazing. Jessica opened up about quitting alcohol and how her husband Eric Johnson helped

“It ended up coming to the surface. I knew a lot of things were going up, going up and I couldn’t remove them anymore. The alcohol didn’t numb anything. It wasn’t numb anymore, I was just numb.

“I couldn’t even understand what was coming out of my mouth, it didn’t look like me. So I really had to go back inside who I am. When you do this self-reflection, it’s very empowering.

“It takes a lot of courage. I can promise anyone on the other side of this fear, that courage is so beautiful and that it is one of the most rewarding things and decisions I have ever made in my life. And I never thought I should make that decision.

“It takes a lot of courage.  I can promise anyone on the other side of this fear, that courage is so beautiful and it is one of the most rewarding things and decisions I have ever made in my life '

“It takes a lot of courage. I can promise anyone on the other side of this fear, that courage is so beautiful and it’s one of the most rewarding things and decisions I’ve ever made in my life ‘

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