Singer Jessica Simpson is a mum

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are celebrating the safe arrival of their baby daughter.

The 31-year-old singer, who got engaged to NFL star Eric, 32, in November 2010, shared the happy news on her official website yesterday.

Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson,’ reads the statement.

‘We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received.

‘This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!’

Maxwell was due on 21 April and weighed in at an impressive 9lb 13oz.

Jessica‘s sister Ashlee and 3-year-old son Bronx are already smitten with the little girl.

Bronx and I are in love with Maxwell already!’ Ashlee, 27, told People magazine outside the LA hospital.

Jessica has wanted to be a mom since we were little girls and I couldn’t be more excited for her and Eric!’

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