The 42-year-old celebrated her five years of sobriety in November on Instagram with a video of her performing 'Party of One.'
Jessica Simpson wants her fans to know that she is doing great and is better than ever. Fans were concerned about the fashion mogul's looks and voice throughout a recent Pottery Barn advertisement featuring the pop singer and her daughter. Simpson addressed the concerns in a video that she shared to her social media accounts, stating that she has been sober for five years at this point. The 42-year-old celebrated five years of sobriety in November on Instagram with a video of her performing Party of One and a lengthy letter to her detractors as per PEOPLE. “The most important thing I have learned through the last 5 yrs without alcohol being a guard for escapism, is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through it.” Simpson wrote she woke up, “anxious and insecure but also angry and defensive.”
Aside from having empathy for folks who "so effortlessly just blurt out with such intensity on social media," Simpson said that singing helps her feel grounded. "I needed to be in my studio today because this is where I ground myself and heal," she began. "As much as I have learned to block out destructive noise … peoples' comments and judgments can still hurt deeply with their incessant nagging 'you will never be good enough.'" Simpson has frequently discussed her battles with weight and how the world sees her. "We all have our days of wanting to be, look, do, and feel better. Nobody is alone with that feelin' that I can promise you," she wrote. " I know what works for me and that is to let go and simply sing while lookin directly inside the mirror, straight in my eyes to really see and understand myself. I can connect with my heartbeat. I am stable and strong. I am home."
Earlier this year, in a cover story interview with Entrepreneur, Simpson talked openly about the day she decided to give up alcohol. "When I stopped drinking, it was because I had stopped hearing the voice I really trusted, and I was lost without her," the With You singer told the outlet about the moment she decided to make a change. Her sudden weight loss and, what appeared to be slurred speech alarmed her fans. Simpson's close circle of friends came over, and she told them: "I need to stop. Something's got to stop. And if it's alcohol that's doing this and making things worse, then I quit."
Simpson continued. "I am capable of pretty much anything I care enough about to put my mind to. I am present. I am deeply inspired. I am determined. I am honest. I care about other people." Moreover, the pop star also shared some advice with her followers. "Don't give up on yourself because someone else did. Stay true to YOU," she said. "It has worked for me in this chaotic life thus far. Nothin' and nobody will rob me of my joy. Ya might come close but it is mine to own. Yours should be too."
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