Jessica Simpson Uses Twitter to Announce Pregnancy

Courtesy Jessica Simpson

Revelation comes after reports that no magazine or outlet wanted to pay the family for its confirmation of the news.

Jessica Simpson confirmed her much-speculated about pregnancy news via Twitter Monday. 

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“It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy,” the singer/actress/fashion designer tweeted along with a photo of herself dressed in a white, sparkly mummy Halloween costume.

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The news hardly comes as a surprise. Simpson, who has been engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson since last Nov., has been photographed in recent weeks sporting what appeared to be a very noticeable growing baby bump.

Her use of the social-networking site to deliver the news comes amidst reports that Simpson and her manager father Joe, were shopping the exclusive rights to her baby confirmation for the tune of $500,000, but failed to find an interested party.

According to the New York PostPeople, Us Weekly and OK! magazines all turned down her offer, even after she upped the ante to include the first photos of the child (for an additional $250,000, that is). 

The baby’s gender, and Simpson’s due date have yet to be released. It will be the first child for the star and also for Johnson.