Jessica Simpson: A Wedding Breast Reduction?
Is Jessica Simpson considering downsizing her chest in preparation for her wedding to Eric Johnson?
Jessica Simpson has always been known for a particular set of double-D assets, but those assets may be about to go the way of all things: The singer is considering getting a breast reduction. The reason? Her wedding to former NFL player Eric Johnson is fast approaching, and she’s worried that her massive chest won’t look terribly attractive in a wedding dress. Interesting, no?
While it’s possible to dismiss the whole thing with a simple, “Oh, she just wants to look thinner—like EVERYONE ELSE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY,” keep in mind that it’s far from rare for large-busted women to have breast reductions. Imagine having all that weight strapped to your front. Back pain? Yep. Neck pain? You betcha. Body image issues? Oh yes. An “inside source” has been quoted as saying, “She thinks if she downsizes her breasts, she will look smaller. She’s never loved having a huge chest.” And this is understandable: Many women with huge breasts feel like they ARE their breasts—and that the world sees them this way, too. You know that old adage of wearing your clothes, not letting them wear you? It can apply to other assets, too. And I can totally understand wanting people not to see you only as your bra size.
Furthermore, I can’t help but wonder if it’s taken Jessica this long to opt for a breast reduction simply because she’s made her career in an industry where looks really, REALLY matter. The entertainment industry loves big breasts, and it’s possible that she, her managers, or any number of other people thought that her boobs were one of her selling points, and that to shrink them down might hurt her career. This, to be blunt, sucks. To be a slave to your chest because of some weird, twisted standard of beauty? Not so good. So if the impetus for Jessica to finally get rid of something that’s been negatively impacting her self-image for so long is to look and feel good at her wedding, I say good for her.
Tell us: What do you think about Jessica’s decision to go under the knife?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.