Jessica Simpson has shared a swimwear photo to celebrate her latest body milestone, admitting she even shed a "proud" tear.
Posing in a pink paisley print bikini from her own clothing line, she posted a selfie smiling in the sun, as she opened up about her weight loss journey, having lost 100lbs for the third time.
"I have gained and lost 100lbs 3x so I have never thought this moment could or would happen, but I'm finally spring breakin' wearin' a BIKINI!!!!!!" her caption reads.
The singer, 41, attributes this to, "Hard work", "Determination" and "Self Love".
"I enjoyed a good proud cry today," she adds, with a bicep, sun and heart emoji.
Many celebrity pals showed their support, including Paris Hilton who commented with heart eye and fire emojis.
Fans also recognised her sense of achievement, with one writing, "Congrats. That's a lot of hard work", another saying, "amazing accomplishment – not just the weight but the self confidence" and another "I'm so proud of you and your commitment to health and happiness!"
One fan also said, "I am so inspired by you..... your sobriety, your hard work in the gym, your business acumen, and most of all your devotion to your family."
However, other fans have pointed out that any body is also a bikini body. "You can wear anything at any size, every body is beautiful," said one, while another wrote, "You are beautiful at every weight no matter what" and another "Happy for you but you can still wear a bikini no matter what size you are!"
In October last year, Simpson – mother of Maxwell, nine, Ace, eight, and Birdie, three, who she shares with husband Eric Johnson – gave fans an insight into her first day back at the gym in a while.
The star shared an image of her on a treadmill as she still promised herself some treats from time to time. "First day back at it and I'm already hurtin' and feelin' real dramatic about being sore," she said.
"I have been craving this, but procrastinating. One work out and I am determined to not let myself down. Although I will be eating a brownie to give myself some points! #beastmode #goMOMSgo."
The author of Open Book, in which she partly details how much body shaming has hurt her and opens up about addiction issues, revealed last year that she'd thrown out her scales at the time.
"I have no idea how much I weigh. Like, I just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up. If I don't I have another size. I have every size," she said during an interview with TODAY.
"I've really tried my hardest to not let that define me."
In the height of the pandemic, Simpson shared how she exercised without a personal trainer, something a little more relatable. "I like to like track my steps, keep myself accountable, and to just know my movement throughout the day," she told HollywoodLife. "If I haven’t moved enough, I’ll make sure and get in extra steps the next day. For me, it’s moderation – I don’t put too much pressure on myself.”
It seems moderation is also key to Simpson's diet. "When I was the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, it was very authentic and it actually taught me a lot about just writing things down, calculating things, knowing what you’re putting in your body," she said.
"I personally don’t stay away from foods if I want something, I’ll have some of it, but I’m good at putting it down. I mean, listen, I have kids, so if I want, I eat like a kid. I like corn dogs and mac and cheese – you don’t limit yourself.”
Simpson's journey to health and fitness also includes her journey to sobriety. In November last year, she opened up about why she decided to stop drinking on her sobriety anniversary.
"This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognisable version of myself," her personal caption began. "I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity. Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted."
She added, "I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage.
"The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free."
Simpson received much support from fans, with comments including "I found so much hope in this post", "One of the most fantastic things I've read", and "I applaud you on your vulnerability, your strength, your power", while many opened up about their own experiences with addiction too.
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