Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy with Twitter picture

02/11/11

Jessica Simpson

Hollywood actress and singer Jessica Simpson has confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child.

The 31-year-old tweeted a photo of herself dressed as a mummy for Halloween, holding her bump and saying, "It's true. I am going to be a mummy."

Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson announced their engagement last year.

Her pregnancy has been rumoured for weeks. In recent days photos of the US star, complete with bulging bump, have appeared on the web.

Simpson has signed up to be a mentor on the upcoming NBC reality show Fashion Star alongside Nicole Richie.

She starred with former husband Nick Lachey in MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. They divorced in 2006.

The actress also played Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard in 2005 and appeared in an episode of Entourage last year.

She released a country music album in 2008 and has brought out two Christmas records.