Jessica Simpson gives birth to baby girl

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The nation can stop holding its collective breath, as Jessica Simpson has finally given birth.

Simpson welcomed Maxwell Drew Johnson into the world in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

And while the baby has a fairly masculine sounding name, she is in fact a healthy 9-lb., 13-oz. girl.

For fans of baby statistics, Maxwell Drew is 21 3/4" long.


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This is Simpson's first child with her fiance, former football player Eric Johnson. In confirming the news on her shopping site (yes, her shopping site), the couple called their daughter's birth "the greatest experience of our lives."

Simpson's baby news comes after several gossip magazines tried to scoop the baby news, releasing breathless covers about the birth and baby before birth or baby ever even existed.

Nice try!

This also means a tired nation can stop worrying about Simpson toddling about on 8-inch platform heals while looking really, really pregnant. It wasn't safe! But no harm, no foul.