After an unflattering series of pictures of her singing live caused a whirlwind of buzz about her somewhat fuller figure, then she struggled during her set on February 5, forgetting lyrics and appearing nervous, Jessica Simpson is stressed out.
But whatever happened to her that night, Jessica has a plan to bounce back, with the help of boyfriend Tony Romo - or so claims celeb gossip magazine OK!
A night after the Grand Rapids meltdown, the NFL quarterback was on hand to support Jessica in Champaign, Ill., - and she dedicated “You’re My Sunday,” to him.
Despite her insecurities and the widespread media scrutiny of Jessica’s body, Tony Romo - who was rumored to have banged some chick in her bed recently - has been unstintingly supportive of his diminutive sweetheart.
“She’s gone up a size in jeans, and Tony could care less,” a friend tells OK!. “He isn’t interested in some idiot Hollywood bimbo with an eating disorder."
After Jessica Simpson makes it through the stress of the tour, which ends March 14, close friends say the extra weight should disappear too.
"She eats her feelings - it’s hard having people criticizing your every move and ridiculing you on celebrity gossip blogs,” one pal tells OK!. "Once Jessica stops touring, she’ll calm her nerves and the weight will hopefully fall off.”
In addition, Jess is determined to cut back on her favorite finger foods like chips and guacamole and fall back into a regular fitness routine.
"She’d much rather gossip with her girlfriends than hit the treadmill, so I know she needs to get a workout buddy to run with her," her friend reveals.
Looks like it's already working. Follow the jump for some pictures of Jessica Simpson announcing Academy Of Country Music Awards nominees on Wednesday in Nashville, and earlier, at the airport heading to the event ...
[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]