PHOTO – Jessica Simpson shows off baby bump, asked $500,000 to confirm pregnancy?

Jessica Simpson first baby bump photos

Update! Jessica confirmed her pregnancy via Twitter!

Jessica Simpson has been rumored to have a baby in her oven, and reportedly confirmed it to OK Magazine for a cover story. She supposedly told a “source” “Well, now I can eat anything I want and no one will care. It’s just sort of a rule with pregnant women.” That could be a joke, and not a confirmation, and it wasn’t even a direct quote.

Even though her bump looks prominent, Jessica has reportedly refused to confirm her pregnancy for less than $500,000! Not sure how true that story is, but it’s a little weird that she’s kept it so quiet, yet wears form fitting clothes. It seems like she would truly cover up and hide is she was waiting for a huge payout! She doesn’t even need the money, because her fashion empire is worth a kazillion dollars.

Jess has has been engaged to NFL player Eric Johnson for almost a year, and started dating him in May of 2010.

The above pic was taken Tuesday (Oct 25) of 31-year-old Jessica shopping in NYC. Here’s another from today (Oct 27) all smiles as she leaves her hotel:

Congratulations to her, her man, AND her billion dollar empire, if this is true, which is probably is, but you know how this goes in Hollywood.
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