Jess felt for Kim over weight jibes
Jessica Simpson has said she really "felt" for Kim Kardashian when the media criticised her pregnancy weight gain.
Reality TV star Kim was ridiculed by some critics when she piled on the pounds as she was expecting her daughter, North, with rapper Kanye West.
Jessica, 33, also had to put up with plenty of jibes when she was expecting her 15-month-old daughter Maxwell, and told Us Weekly it made her empathise with Kim.
"I felt for Kim - I knew exactly what she was going through," she said.
"I send a lot of love her way, and I know she'll come back with a bang."
Singer and actress Jessica added: "I will never understand why people give pregnant women such a hard time. We are creating a human life: I think we get every excuse in the world to eat a doughnut!"
The Fashion Star mentor recently welcomed her second child with fiance Eric Johnson, a son called Ace.
She said: "I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight. I have really big boobs, I have my curves and I just gain weight. I can't help it... It's been six weeks since I've had my baby now, and I feel great... It's OK to gain weight, and it will always come off."
Kim, 32, stayed out of the public eye after welcoming her daughter in June, and has only recently been spotted back out and about in Los Angeles.