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Jessica Simpson was just one of many celebrities to give birth this summer. She was in great company – Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton and Fergie also became mamas. In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Jessica said she empathized with Kim Kardashian and her struggle with the media and her weight gain. Jessica was also publicly criticized for packing on the pounds during her pregnancies.

“I felt for Kim – I knew exactly what she was going through,” she said. “I send a lot of love her way, and I know she’ll come back with a bang.”

Simpson struggled with her weight as a child, finally shedding the baby fat in her teens and 20s. It wasn’t until she got pregnant with her now 15-month-old daughter Maxwell and then again with her son that it became an issue again.

“I will never understand why people give pregnant women such a hard time,” she continued. “We are creating human life: I think we get every excuse in the world to eat a doughnut!”

Amen to that, Jessica.

Simpson wasn’t the only one to come to Kim’s defense. The reality TV star’s siblings publicly denounced Kim’s critics; Khloe even went as far as to call them, “true scum.”

Kim’s wasn’t the only pregnancy Jessica talked about during her interview. She also touched on the royal baby.

“Kate Middleton was glowing throughout her pregnancy,” she said. “A lot of pregnant moms were looking at her like, ‘How do you do that?!'”

“I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight,” she explained. “I have really big boobs, I have my curves and I just gain weight. I can’t help it. It’s been six weeks since I’ve had my baby now, and I feel great. It’s okay to gain weight, and it will always come off.”

We love to see female stars uplifting one another!

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