Jessica Simpson in full warrior yoga mode and by her pool has not gone unnoticed. The 40-year-old actress, singer, author, and businesswoman dropped a stunning sunset stretch session on her Instagram yesterday – tip the scales in “the high two hundreds” she might have, but Jessica is now 100 pounds down. Seemingly, also 100 times stronger.
Jessica’s snap, bringing powerhouse balance, control, and a seriously flat stomach, is now all her 5.5 million followers can talk about. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. The above one dates back to 2019, when Jessica admitted tipping the scales at 240 pounds –she’s since confessed the figure was closer to 300 pounds. The “Dukes of Hazzard” actress, who famously shed 100 pounds last year after welcoming third baby Birdie Mae, was in her element here.
The photo showed Jessica striking a Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior II yoga pose. She was poolside, popping against a setting sun, and flaunting her rock-hard body and insanely-toned arms in cheetah-print blue yoga pants, plus a peep-hole black sports bra.
If anyone knows how to nail an Instagram update, it’s this girl. Jessica, glowing with bronzed features and wearing her blonde locks up in a semi-messy bun, delivered her waterside move, plus a caption:
“Starting the week with a warrior mindset aligned with the beauty of the sunset ✨,” she wrote.
Over 300,000 likes have been left – not bad when you’re not a Kardashian. Jessica was asked over and over where her leggings and sports bra were from – and she’s a savvy businesswoman. All apparel was from her Jessica Simpson Style brand, itself turning $1 billion in sales back in 2015.
Jessica has been honest and open about her weight-loss journey, which saw her walking up to 10,000 steps a day and eating a calorie-controlled diet to shift the weight. In August, the star opened up to Hollywood Life about her heavier days, saying:
“I couldn’t handle being so big and my ankles were swollen. So I’m just happy to feel comfortable again. I was literally uncomfortable for so long that now it’s just nice to relax.”
Nowadays, Jessica is up before the “three kiddos” for her workouts. But she’ll treat herself, especially when it comes to mac and cheese. Scroll for how fans have been challenging the yoga pic.
Jessica, already slammed this year as she was called “way too skinny” while fitting into a 14-year-old pair of True Religion jeans, did see some backlash. A popular comment left to the yoga photo called Photoshop:
“Bad photo shop around your straight leg, knee section,” the fan wrote.
Fans were quick to call the comment ridiculous, with the “Open Book” author backed. “What do YOU look like 3 kids later?! She’s down 100 lbs, is active, shares this pic with us, and you decide to focus on photo shop?” an angry fan wrote in Simpson’s defense.