JESSICA SIMPSON has scored a stunning victory in her battle of the bulge against KIM KARDASHIAN – by nailing an $8 million Weight Watchers contract!
Both are new moms, and reality diva Kim was courted by the weight-loss company. But sources say Weight Watchers execs balked after the money-hungry Kardashian turned down their $5 million offer. Meanwhile, Jessica’s $4 million deal as the company’s spokeswoman had been put on hold when she got pregnant with her second child last year – but now they’ve decided to double that!
“Jessica nailed it,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “She played the waiting game and made out like she didn’t really care. When Kim turned up her nose at the $5 million offer, Weight Watchers realized they needed Jessica back. They were so desperate they basically doubled her money.”
Now, sources say Jessica, 33, is determined to show up Kim, 32 – who gave birth to boyfriend Kanye West’s daughter North on June 15 – in the weight-loss department too.
“Jessica might have talked about feeling sorry for Kim because of all the criticism she received about her weight during her pregnancy, but in reality Kim spurred her into action,” revealed the insider. “Now that Weight Watchers has chosen her, she’s determined to slim down faster than Kim.”
Jessica’s baby daddy is her fiance Eric Johnson, a 34-year-old former pro football player who also fathered her 1-year-old daughter Maxwell.
The insider says that Jessica – who gave birth to son Ace on June 30 – has signed a one-year deal with Weight Watchers and her ads will be debuting in late October.
“The big deal has really motivated Jessica to lose weight,” said a family friend. “She’s got a wedding to think about too. She really wants to be down to her Daisy Duke’s size 2 for that!”