First reported back in December
, it's now been confirmed that Jessica Simpson is on team Weight Watchers.
''So excited to be a part of the @WeightWatchers family!,'' the 31-year-old recently tweeted. According to TMZ
, the deal is worth a crazy $4 million.
The singer/actress gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew on May 1, after having gained between 65-75 pounds during her pregnancy. "I'm bigger than I've ever been," she told US magazine last year. "But I want to show off my bump!"
While Weight Watchers was reportedly interested initially in getting Simpson back down to her "Dukes of Hazzard" physique, the actress balked and would only agree to shed the baby weight. In an interview with People recently, she said her new approach will be a full lifestyle change instead of just a diet.
"I think anybody who's gone through a pregnancy, after they have the baby, it's like, 'I need to do something about this.' For me, I really want to do something that is a lifestyle, because in the past, I've been known to yo-yo diet."
In a Facebook post, she also revealed that she'll have the support of friends (and let's not forget: $4 million): “The cool thing about the program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then, too), I have actually gotten a group of friends together who are going to be doing it with me.”
Naturally, Weight Watchers is excited to have Simpson taking part. ''We're thrilled that Jessica Simpson has chosen to join Weight Watchers to adopt a healthier lifestyle and inspire others to do the same.''
Look for the 31-year-old's "big reveal" sometime later this year.