Jessica Simpson can't catch a break. First the star was criticized for gaining too much weight during her pregnancy with daughter Maxwell Drew, and now -- despite the fact that she gave birth just over two months ago -- she's getting heat because she has yet to lose the baby weight.
That's not sitting well with reality star Kendra Wilkinson, who has also struggled with reclaiming her pre-baby body in front of the media.
"That just breaks my heart. I feel for her. I was in the same boat. People just need to mind their own business," the 27-year-old told Yahoo! OMG. "That's a woman who just gave birth. Her first priority right now is her child. Her first priority is not losing the weight. You should be proud of her for that. A lot of people just dump their kids off at nannies and lose the weight overnight. We should all be proud of her for being real and taking control and making priorities."
In 2011, the former Playboy playmate opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression, much of which hinged on her own body image and difficulty losing weight after she gave birth to her son in 2009. In an interview with ABC News, Wilkinson revealed she gained 60 pounds while pregnant, and admitted she was "shocked" when her body didn't immediately shrink to her typically centerfold-ready size.
"I looked in the mirror and I said, 'I'm fat.' I blew up like a blowfish," said Wilkinson, adding that despite revving up her workouts, she just wasn't dropping the weight the way other celebrity moms had. "I will admit, I was jealous after giving birth to my baby and I started seeing Kourtney Kardashian losing all that weight really fast."
It's no wonder that Wilkinson, having gone through her own struggle, has decided to defend Simpson -- although Simpson may not need that much defending.
Simpson has already denied reports that she's feeling pressure to lose weight after signing a multimillion dollar deal with Weight Watchers. On June 28, the 32-year-old new mom tweeted:
"Just so everyone knows...Weight Watchers hasn't put ANY pressure on me! I'm trying to be as healthy as I can be for myself and I feel great!
Check out some photos of stars' post-baby bodies below:
(Getty, Us Weekly)