Jessica Simpson ‘didn’t think about alcohol’ during COVID-19 pandemic, focuses on sobriety

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Jessica Simpson shared an update on the state of her sobriety.

The 40-year-old singer quit alcohol in November 2017, explaining that she “ didn’t think about alcohol ” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during a remote appearance on The Tamron Hall Show

‘It’s weird, because alcohol was easy for me to give up. It stuck to how I romanticized the pain I loved to hold on to, ” she said in a preview of the interview, which airs Friday.

Sobriety Update: Jessica Simpson quit alcohol in November 2017, explaining that she had 'not thought about alcohol' during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during an outside appearance on The Tamron Hall Show

Sobriety Update: Jessica Simpson quit alcohol in November 2017, explaining that she had ‘not thought about alcohol’ during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during an outside appearance on The Tamron Hall Show

The talk show host, 50, asked the fashion designer what it was like to ‘stay sober’ during this ‘challenging year’.

Jessica hasn’t had a drink since she first sobered more than three years ago, and didn’t allow the stress of 2020 to get in the way of her journey.

The star revealed that she couldn’t do it without having her 41-year-old husband Eric Johnson by her side: ‘Eric and I, both, we look at each other, as if we couldn’t drink through this.’

Simpson is currently promoting the paperback edition of her best-selling memoir for 2020, Open Book.

The 40-year-old singer said in a preview of the interview, which will air Friday: 'It's weird, because alcohol was easy for me to give up.  It held on to how I romanticized the pain that I like to hold '

The 40-year-old singer said in a preview of the interview, which will air Friday: 'It's weird, because alcohol was easy for me to give up.  It held on to how I romanticized the pain that I like to hold '

The 40-year-old singer said in a preview of the interview, which will air Friday: ‘It’s weird, because alcohol was easy for me to give up. It held on to how I romanticized the pain that I like to hold ‘

Supportive Husband: The star hasn't had a drink since she first got sober over three years ago and revealed she couldn't do it without having 41-year-old husband Eric Johnson by her side: 'Eric and I, both of us, we look at each other like, we couldn't have drank through this'

Supportive Husband: The star hasn't had a drink since she first got sober over three years ago and revealed she couldn't do it without having 41-year-old husband Eric Johnson by her side: 'Eric and I, both of us, we look at each other like, we couldn't have drank through this'

Supportive Husband: The star hasn’t had a drink since she first got sober over three years ago and revealed she couldn’t do it without having 41-year-old husband Eric Johnson by her side: ‘Eric and I, both of us, we look at each other like, we couldn’t have drank through this’

In the book, she described hit rock bottom after a Halloween party at the couple’s home in late 2017 when she told friends, ‘I have to stop. Something has to stop. And if it’s the alcohol that’s doing this and making it worse, then I’ll quit. ‘

Her former NFL player husband joined her in giving up alcohol to act as a mainstay as she entered a new chapter in her life.

Eric stopped drinking as soon as I did. He said, “I’ll do it with you, honey.” It was like no biggie and he didn’t go back or look back, ”she said People in 2020.

‘It’s just the way he is. He is a very selfless and loving person who is the most incredible father on the planet. ‘

Sober beginnings: Simpson is currently promoting her best-selling memoir Open Book, where she described reaching rock bottom in late 2017: `` I have to stop.  Something has to stop.  And if it's the alcohol that is doing this and making things worse then I quit '

Sober beginnings: Simpson is currently promoting her best-selling memoir Open Book, where she described reaching rock bottom in late 2017: `` I have to stop.  Something has to stop.  And if it's the alcohol that does this, and makes it worse, then I quit '

Sober beginnings: Simpson is currently promoting her best-selling memoir Open Book, where she described reaching rock bottom in late 2017: “ I have to stop. Something has to stop. And if it’s the alcohol that is doing this and making things worse then I quit ‘

Happy family: the loving parents share three children: daughters Birdie Mae, 2, and Maxwell Drew, 8, as well as 7-year-old son Ace Knute

Happy family: the loving parents share three children: daughters Birdie Mae, 2, and Maxwell Drew, 8, as well as 7-year-old son Ace Knute

Happy family: the loving parents share three children: daughters Birdie Mae, 2, and Maxwell Drew, 8, as well as 7-year-old son Ace Knute

The doting parents share three children: daughters Birdie Mae, 2, and Maxwell Drew, 8, as well as 7-year-old son Ace Knute.

Simpson said on Thursday that she is “very open” about the sexual abuse she endured with her children as a young girl after writing about it in her book.

During a performance On Good morning America, she said she decided to tell her daughter Maxwell about the abuse after being approached by a fan during a signing session, who said she was inspired to seek therapy after reading about her experience.

Maxwell happened to be with her at the time and Jessica decided to stop the event to tell her what had happened.

Moved: During a performance on Good Morning America, Simpson said she decided to tell her daughter Maxwell about the abuse after being approached by a fan during a book signing, who said she was inspired to seek therapy after reading about her experience .

Moved: During a performance on Good Morning America, Simpson said she decided to tell her daughter Maxwell about the abuse after being approached by a fan during a book signing, who said she was inspired to seek therapy after reading about her experience .

Moved: During a performance on Good Morning America, Simpson said she decided to tell her daughter Maxwell about the abuse after being approached by a fan during a book signing, who said she was inspired to seek therapy after reading about her experience .

The children tell: ‘[Maxwell] was like, “Mom, what is she talking about?” And so I held the line of signatures, and I thought, “I think this is the time I’m going to tell my daughter about it here in Times Square,” said the author.

She was like, “Mom, what is she talking about?” And so I held the line of signatures, and I thought, “I think this is the time I am going to talk to my daughter about it here in Times Square,” said the author.

‘But it was a perfect moment because she saw how open and honest with your feelings and how you can inspire people that way … how honesty is really moving and how it can change people’s lives and she saw Mom did that , ”Simpson added. “She went home and started keeping a diary … she has been writing in her diary ever since.”

Revelations: In the book, Jessica revealed that a family friend's daughter sexually assaulted her when she was six years old.  The singer kept the abuse a secret for years and she didn't tell her parents until six years after it started

Revelations: In the book, Jessica revealed that a family friend's daughter sexually assaulted her when she was six years old.  The singer kept the abuse a secret for years and she didn't tell her parents until six years after it started

Revelations: In the book, Jessica revealed that a family friend’s daughter sexually assaulted her when she was six years old. The singer kept the abuse a secret for years and she didn’t tell her parents until six years after it started

In the book, Jessica revealed that a family friend’s daughter sexually assaulted her when she was six years old.

The Public Affair singer kept the abuse a secret for years and only told her parents about it six years after it began.

Simpson also admitted that her children read part of her memoirs: “They read part of it. There is nothing that is off limits. We are very open as a family. For me, when I talk about sexual abuse and stuff, that’s what happened to me when I was younger than them and the age they are. So it is something that we are very open about. ‘

Honesty: Simpson also admitted that her kids read some of her memoir, `` They read some of it.  There is nothing that is off limits.  We are very open as a family '

Honesty: Simpson also admitted that her kids read some of her memoir, `` They read some of it.  There is nothing that is off limits.  We are very open as a family '

Honesty: Simpson also admitted that her kids read some of her memoir, “ They read some of it. There is nothing that is off limits. We are very open as a family ‘