What do you think of Jessica Simpson’s nude, pregnant ‘Elle’ cover?

Jessica Simpson posed nude,  a la Demi Moore, for the cover of ‘Elle’ magazine. (See the cover shot here.)

She’s gotten mixed reviews for the cover. Some say she looks amazing. Some say it’s just a copycat pose and hackneyed. Others are questioning her Christian values.

I’m personally just surprised how slender the rest of her body (arms, thighs, hips) looks. In every single other photo photo she just looks gigantic and pregnant with twins. (Another article I read reports she is pregnant with a girl so I don’t think it’s twins.) One article suggests there was serious airbrushing going on.

So what do you think about the cover? Does she look good? Are you surprised by her appearance? Do you think there was airbrushing compared to other shots of her with her clothes on or is she just choosing unflattering clothes? Do you think the pose is been-there-done-that? Do you think it was brave? Is she trying to prove she’s not heavy – just all tummy and boobs? Would you pose for photos nude and pregnant just for you and hubby?

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Lori

March 9th, 2012
12:16 pm

I’m sure there was airbrushing done. She’s had children before, and always gets really big when she’s pregnant. Where are the stretch marks???? Airbrushed away, of course!

The whole posing nude thing isn’t for me, but I don’t really care what other people do. I do hope, however, that this magazine isn’t in the checkout line at the grocery store. I don’t really need my 8 year old son seeing stuff like that when we buy groceries!!

Augusta

March 9th, 2012
12:18 pm

I personallly think its beautiful. She’s a beautiful woman, with a beautiful body.

@Lori – I didn’t know she had other children….

Stephanie

March 9th, 2012
12:18 pm

She looks absolutely beautiful. Why is she being criticized for celebrating her womanhood? Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. She looks beautiful. Are we as a society so shallow that we have issues finding a woman with child sexy?

Becky

March 9th, 2012
12:31 pm

I think she looks great..I think there might have been some airbrushing done, but don’t most covers of celebs have some airbrushing? I don’t think that I could ever do something like this even if I had the body to do it..Just has never been my thing..

As for kids seeing it, doesn’t bother me for my 9 year old to see it..I don’t understand why we want to hide everything from kids..Gives them a chance to ask questions and get good answers..Just my opinion..

Stacey

March 9th, 2012
12:43 pm

I’m jealous that I didn’t look that good pregnant but no problems with it otherwise. I’ve seen several strategically posed nude shots of pregnant women (not all of them celebs) and I think they are beautiful. As far as questioning her Christian values, those of us who have Christian values realize that we are not in a position the question those of others.

pj

March 9th, 2012
12:55 pm

Pic is fine, but nothing new, so what’s the big deal? She could have done something more original. She has failed to find success in any of her ventures so far..
and Lori, no, this is her first child.

Seriously

March 9th, 2012
12:57 pm

She hasnt had any other children this is her first. She was married before but no kids. I just like honestly about our bodies, yes most women get stretch marks, whatever, just show us what is REAL .

Techmom

March 9th, 2012
1:13 pm

It’s fine but the pose lacks originality of course.

I just want to know how someone can be *that* pregnant and NOT have an outie belly button???

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

March 9th, 2012
1:17 pm

Techmom — maybe that was airbrushed — she was does look good but in all the photos of her dressed she looks so much bigger. I read some place that she doesn’t like maternity clothes and wearing regular clothes but maybe that’s why — they aren’t made to flatter a pregnant lady.

Lori – maybe you are thinking of her sister — her sister did have a baby a few years ago.

Peachy

March 9th, 2012
1:18 pm

The pics were taken about 2 months ago, so she wasn’t as big then as she is now. She looks great, it is a magazine so obviously there was airbrushing. She has been making some poor clothes choices lately, but she is still a beautiful woman.

@Lori – this is her first child she has not had children before.

Jeff

March 9th, 2012
1:24 pm

More power to her, but she’s shown such much mental instability in recent years that I’m sure Nick (her ex) is glad he’s not part of it anymore.

But if she’s happy and healthy and someone who likes the cover ends up buying it, that’s cool.

JATL

March 9th, 2012
1:33 pm

There have been so many covers of naked pregnant women in the last several years that I don’t really take any more notice of them than anything else anymore. I do think this has been airbrushed quite a bit. Of course the cover shot was probably taken a few months ago -she’s now in the last stages of pregnancy where you’re just huge all over, or at least it feels that way. And this is her first child -she hasn’t had any others.

As far as me -no-I did not want nudie preggo pictures! We took a few of my belly without my shirt on just to look back at, but I felt gross and swollen everywhere when I was pregnant. My face was puffy, and I wasn’t thrilled to be in photographs. I have plenty of me in clothing where you can tell how enormous my belly was and how puffy and swollen I was, so I think that’s enough!

cindy greenberger12

March 9th, 2012
1:38 pm

Passe, Can’t out do the classic( BTW she is no Demi).

It is called photo shop not airbrushing. It looks like they glued her head onto that body.
I can’t imagine why someone would want the world to see something so personal.
The belly kissing Picture makes me Gag.

Demi’s picture looked like a Birth Goddess her classy sophisticated short hair, the soft light and shading the distant dreamy look in her eyes.

Jess, is harshly lite staring dead into the camera, the fake Hair pieces teased outward and stiff

kiara

March 9th, 2012
1:42 pm

@lori this is her 1st child, and I think that she looks absolutely stunning! I do not question her values at all and if you do then you should be questioning your own values for the things that you are thinking.

Soccer Milf

March 9th, 2012
1:44 pm

Is anyone more narcassistic then some libtard hollywood moron posing with there chosen one about to be born. If pregnancy is so beautiful then why was OCtomom not posing for Pboy at 7 months?

Lori S Crazy

March 9th, 2012
1:55 pm

Lori, when was it she’s “had children before?” This is her first child you dope!

Obvious

March 9th, 2012
1:58 pm

Jessica Simpson is an idiot but I would still totally tap that.

Augusta

March 9th, 2012
2:01 pm

I have 4 kids. I have a picture of me pregnant with my first, with my hubby kissing my belly. On the second pregnancy, I have a picture of the first born in my arms, and hubby again kissing my belly. On the third pregnancy, I have the youngest in my arms, daddy is holding the oldest, and they are both kissing my belly. For the 4th pregnancy, well, you get it…..I also have pictures after each one was born, of all of us in the bed together (in the hospital).

We had a baby shower for my neighbor’s daughter, and I made sure they got a picture of her with her first born kissing her belly….we got Dad in on the picture too…..Very sweet.

Augusta

March 9th, 2012
2:02 pm

@Lori S Crazy – there’s no need for name calling.

Soccer Milf

March 9th, 2012
2:03 pm

The only pregnancy pictures I had where still shots from a trip a husband and I took to Cancun. 9 months later and Dylan was born.

realchic

March 9th, 2012
2:03 pm

How would you suggest she pose. There are only so many poses to do without going total frontal nude. Lets be real. Severl women in the past have all posed very similar. This is a woman excited to be sharing & embracing her body with her child. It’s done very classy & very beautiful. The editor in chief spoke to Entertainment tonight the day the mag released the pics & said & Im sure many will not agree but yes there is airbrushing done but it was very minimal & she was shocked at how beautiful Jessica is in person & for this shoot. Yes it was done 2 months ago & yes as many pregnant women can attest to 2 months is a long time for a pregnant woman body to change. Jessica is very happy, embracing her womanhood & loving the experience of bearing a child. For us as fans we are excited for her & watch her journey. For those that hate maybe its best when you see the name just don’t click.. you will spare yourself some heartache. Then again it may open your mind as to who she really is. WEll done Jess. I actually wish she has the pic of her & ERIC for the cover shot both embracing there child in the womb!

Soccer Milf

March 9th, 2012
2:04 pm

Something tells me that air brushing was heavily involved with Miss Simpsons photo.

realchic

March 9th, 2012
2:10 pm

I also wanted to point out that the phots you see in tabloids are far different then actually professional photographers. Paps are on the fly & in ahurry & use varied lenses. some are shot from far away & some closer. The ones shot far away are then enhanced so you can actually see the person. Paps don’t care. they want a fast buck & we all know there is an agenda for the last few years on Jessica. Yes she has gained weight but she has not gained what the tabloids want you to believe. It sells mags. so the next time you see a pic consider the source from which it came & the agenda to sell a story.

K's Mom

March 9th, 2012
2:40 pm

I guess I am in the minority in that I think she looks huge and somewhat unhealthy (puffy). I am almost 32 weeks pregnant and have only gained 16 pounds and started out in a size 6/8 and am 5′6″. My doc told me not to gain more than 30 pounds and since I am not on bedrest this time I am staying very active. I did get puffy in the last 3weeks of my first pregnancy, but to be puffy early on signals a problem to me. I do not want to judge and I am sure she is getting good prenatal care, but it just looks unhealthy to me.

If she wants to pose nude, more power to her, totally not something I want to do…I just think if you take the hair and makeup away, you have someone who has gained toomuch weight.

Soccer Milf

March 9th, 2012
2:48 pm

The problem is they put her on magazoine stands where you almost HAVE to see it. No rational person likes looking at a pregnant woman nude

motherjanegoose

March 9th, 2012
2:55 pm

I know I am in the minority but I simply do not understand her need to pose nude for a magazine cover. Is it the shock factor, the money, the fame or a combination? If it were your wife/daughter, would you want her on a magazine cover…in the racks? Of course, I am the one who is amazed at people who wear a thong swimsuit to the beach and think they look good in it.

As far as Christian values…it is not mine to judge for sure but I am wondering if you would carry that magazine with you into your place or worship or have it on your coffee table if God were to walk in your living room . Something to think about for me. Yes, God does know exactly what we look like: sometimes not too pretty for me.

Be honest

March 9th, 2012
2:56 pm

Lori before you start posting thing about people you may want to look stuff up. This is her first child for one in addition not all women get stretch marks. She looks amazing. Just because this is not a choice I would make doesn’t mean I have any right to down talk her choice. Enough said.

Miss Priss!

March 9th, 2012
3:41 pm

To be fair, I hope she has Vanity Fair shoot some pictures of her when the little beast is popping out. Heck, I’ll bet there are a bunch of Christian men taking the issue into the men’s stall. Blessings!

Miss Priss!

March 9th, 2012
3:42 pm

And who’s to say God isn’t a woman and approves of this sort of thing!

jmc101

March 9th, 2012
3:52 pm

Jessica Simpson is a tool. She has no originality. And she is as dumb as a rock. I still don’t understand America’s infatuation with her. Jessica Simpson – please go away!!!

mel.s.

March 9th, 2012
4:04 pm

I thinks he looks great!

Scotty

March 9th, 2012
4:06 pm

I know my wife would never have wanted to pose nude while she was pregnant (she wasn’t even a fan of me taking pictures of her at all while pregnant). But to each their own. Jessica Simpson looks fine. Obviously there was a lot of airbrushing or photoshopping going on in that picture, but that’s true of any magazine cover. Even if she had been fully clothed, she’d still have been airbrushed. Plus as another poster pointed out, she’s due any day now, so yes current photos make her look huge. The Elle magazine cover was probably shot 3-4 months ago.

As far as originality, no it’s not original and is a copy cat of Demi Moore (as was Britney Spears when she posed the same way and countless other celebs). However, I don’t think that’s as much a reflection on Jessica Simpson’s lack of originality as the magazine editors. They just can’t think of a better way to pose pregnant celebrities I suppose.

HENRY

March 9th, 2012
6:09 pm

JESSICA IS SEXY. ALL PREGNANT WOMEN ARE SEXY.

Stoopid

March 9th, 2012
6:12 pm

Done and over it.

Christy Love

March 9th, 2012
6:16 pm

What’s with these women?

Hillbilly D

March 9th, 2012
6:17 pm

Somebody get that woman a towel.

Pink Pony Dude

March 9th, 2012
6:19 pm

I love it! I also love Nude Dance Clubs!

Kat

March 9th, 2012
6:28 pm

If God walked into my living room, I would have other issues on my mind if I were Jessica.

She is so airbrushed that it is laughable. But, if I looked like her when I was pregnant, I would have jumped to show stuff off. Alas, I did not and also did not.

Peadawg

March 9th, 2012
6:28 pm

She can have my baby any day.

J Brannon

March 9th, 2012
6:28 pm

What could possibly be wrong with Jessica Simpson NUDE, whatever shape she is in?

Cayce C

March 9th, 2012
6:32 pm

She looks good and there’s an entire generation of people who didn’t see Demi Moore’s very similar version, so why not?

As to the airbrushing question – as a photographer, I can promise you never see any celeb without some degree of retouching, unless it’s one of those ugly paparazzi shots. Not only are they retouched but the retouching has to be vetted by their publicist.

itpdude

March 9th, 2012
6:44 pm

Face is busted.

ODBAlpha

March 9th, 2012
6:54 pm

There’s nothing sexy or attractive about a naked pregnant woman! (Unless it’s your wife…and even then, it’s not like you’ve got much of a choice). I’m just sayin’…

A person SMART enough to know......

March 9th, 2012
7:08 pm

Giving a Blow Job prevents the fat belly and butt.

sd

March 9th, 2012
7:09 pm

Some things, really are better kept a secret. Like her FAT and pregnant body! Please don’t abuse my eyes, having her on a magazine cover at a grocery check out! If she’s pregnant, that’s her business, not everybody else’s.

sd

March 9th, 2012
7:09 pm

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GAKnight

March 9th, 2012
7:18 pm

And, just who is this Jessica Simpson, and why is she important?

mom of 3

March 9th, 2012
7:42 pm

Just have the baby already!! Why is your body to be shown off on a mag front!

White Trash Bill

March 9th, 2012
7:47 pm

i wreckon its ok jest one mor white trash honey showin her pregnant belly see it all the time in the trailer parc.

Gerald

March 9th, 2012
7:53 pm

She looks GREAT! We Texans a proud of our own and Jessica is a fine example of a WOMAN!