jessica-simpson-lucky-december-cover.jpgLucky Magazine

Jessica Simpson covers the December issue of Lucky magazine, and the 31-year-old mom-to-be chats about putting on a few extra pounds, her fiance Eric Johnson and how her growing fashion empire may be linked to her growing waistline.

On her recent weight gain, Jessica told the mag, “Everybody fluctuates, but I’m open about my weight and I’m still confident. I didn’t cry about it too much.” Jess added, “I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding. Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you.”

Jessica also chats about fiance Eric Johnson, telling the mag, “When I met him I just felt so comfortable with myself and where I was in my life that if he didn’t want to be part of it, he didn’t have to be.” Jessica just announced that the two are expecting their first child together, but she still hasn't made plans to walk down the aisle. “I haven’t started shopping for our wedding yet,” she admits. “When I got engaged, everyone thought I would get married immediately, but I have not put a single dress on, and by the time this comes out I will not be married! We’re just enjoying being engaged right now -- and that’s honest.”